An Integrated Epidemiological and Economic Model of COVID-19 NPIs in Argentina

Adolfo Rubinstein, Alejandro López Osornio, Adrian Santoro, Cintia Cejas, Ariel Bardach, Alfredo Daniel Palacios, Fernando Argento, Jamile Balivian, Federico Augustovski, Andrés Pichon-Riviere, Eduardo Levy Yeyati, Federico Filippini

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We added a multi-sectoral economic framework to a SVEIR epidemiological model, combining the economic rationale of the DAEDALUS model with a detailed treatment of lockdown fatigue and declining compliance with Public Health and Social Measures reported in recent empirical work, to quantify the epidemic and economic benefits and costs of alternative lockdown and PHSM policies, both in terms of intensity and length. Our calibration replicates key features of the case and death- curves and economic cost for Argentina in 2021. The model allows us to quantify the short-term policy trade-off between lives and livelihoods and show that it can be significantly improved with targeted pharmaceutical policies such as vaccine rollout to reduce mainly severe disease and the death toll from COVID-19, as has been highlighted by previous studies.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherRedNIE Working Paper
Number of pages37
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2022

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