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Journal Articles Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America Year : 2021

Rational Policymaking during a Pandemic

Loïc Berger
Nicolas Berger
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Valentina Bosetti
Lars Peter Hansen
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Massimo Marinacci
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Richard A. Smith
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Policymaking during a pandemic can be extremely challenging. As COVID-19 is a new disease and its global impacts are unprecedented, decisions are taken in a highly uncertain, complex, and rapidly changing environment. In such a context, in which human lives and the economy are at stake, we argue that using ideas and constructs from modern decision theory, even informally, will make policymaking a more responsible and transparent process.
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hal-02907328 , version 1 (27-07-2020)
hal-02907328 , version 2 (23-11-2020)
hal-02907328 , version 3 (07-12-2021)


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Loïc Berger, Nicolas Berger, Valentina Bosetti, Itzhak Gilboa, Lars Peter Hansen, et al.. Rational Policymaking during a Pandemic. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 2021. ⟨hal-02907328v3⟩
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