– May 5, 2020

What can economics tell us about modeling the policy response to pandemics? In this interview we discuss the role of interdisciplinary insights into public health policy, scrutinize the coronavirus models, and explore the challenges with accurately forecasting disease transmission.

I also examine the alternative policy strategy taken by Sweden, and look at the latest numbers for how it compares to other European countries. Finally, we conclude on a discussion about what the coronavirus portends for the future of higher education.

Phillip W. Magness

Phil Magness

Phil Magness is a Senior Research Fellow at the American Institute for Economic Research. He is the author of numerous works on economic history, taxation, economic inequality, the history of slavery, and education policy in the United States.

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