The Political Risk Factors of COVID-19

Published in International Review of Applied Economics, 2021

Recommended citation: Vera-Valdés, J.E. (2021). "The Political Risk Factors of COVID-19." International Review of Applied Economics. 35(2).

This paper analyses a broad range of macro variables to assess the effects they have on the number of cases and deaths due to COVID-19. Our results show that the level of trust inside the society is associated with both the number of cases and deaths. A higher level of trust in medical personnel is associated with fewer cases, while a higher level of trust in the government is associated with fewer deaths due to COVID-19.

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