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Global Mobility and the Threat of Pandemics: Evidence from Three Centuries

January 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Free

Countries restrict the overall extent of international travel and migration to balance the expected costs and benefits of mobility. Given the ever-present threat of new, future pandemics, how should permanent restrictions on mobility respond? A simple theoretical framework predicts that reduced exposure to pre-pandemic international mobility causes a slightly slower arrival of the pathogen. A standard epidemiological model predicts no decrease in the harm of the pathogen if travel ceases thereafter and only a slight decrease in the harm (for plausible parameters) if travel does not cease.

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Date:
January 29
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Organizer

Harvard Kennedy School

Venue

Zoom Webinar