Irish Economics Podcast
#13: The Economics of Social Distancing - Dr. Linda Thunstrom & Dr. Stephen Newbold (University of Wyoming)
On this bonus episode, I am joined by Linda Thunstrom and Stephen Newbold who are Assistant Professors at the University of Wyoming. Along with co-authors, they produced a very interesting paper quantifying the costs and benefits of social distancing. We take a deep-dive into this paper which is a very timely piece of work.
Given the time constraints, Stephen and Linda produce a fairly robust argument in favour of social distancing. This provides an evidence base to reassure us that even the hard-nosed economists agree that the current course of action is correct.
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