A medley of modelling and policy insights on COVID-19 by Quentin Grafton (ANU)

Crawford School of Public Policy | Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis

Event details

Public Seminar

Date & time

Thursday 18 February 2021
6.00pm–7.00pm

Venue

Online

Speaker

Professor Quentin Grafton, Australian National University

Contacts

Rossana Bastos Pinto

The presentation reviews some of the key findings and policy insights from the presenter’s co-authored papers in relation to COVID-19. Key findings are provided in relation to: (1) estimated cross-country true (population) infection rate; (2) possible national economic costs with different stringencies of mandated social distancing; (3) possible pay-offs with ‘go early, go hard’ (and of sufficient duration) ‘lockdowns’; and (4) a public health and economic evaluation of the ‘Swedish Model’.

Quentin Grafton is a Professor of Economics and Australian Research Council Laureate Fellow at the Crawford School of Public Policy, the Australian National University. He is a fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia and a Distinguished Fellow of the Australasian Agricultural and Resources Economics Society. He has an abiding interest in applied economic problems and over the past year has co-authored (with economists, modellers and public health experts) several papers in relation to COVID-19.

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