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Did Lockdown Work? An Economist's Cross-Country Comparison

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Did Lockdown Work? An Economist's Cross-Country Comparison. / Bjørnskov, Christian.

In: CESifo Economic Studies, Vol. 67, No. 3, 09.2021, p. 318-331.

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Bjørnskov, Christian. / Did Lockdown Work? An Economist's Cross-Country Comparison. In: CESifo Economic Studies. 2021 ; Vol. 67, No. 3. pp. 318-331.

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