The Costs and Benefits of Covid-19 Lockdowns in New Zealand and Australia: an Economist’s Perspective

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We are delighted to feature below a guest piece by New Zealand economist Dr Martin Lally.

Read the full paper below to learn why Dr Lally concludes ‘that the GDP losses from the covid lockdowns significantly exceeded the (conventional) value of the lives saved.’

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  • Martin Lally

    Martin Lally is a former Associate Professor in Finance at Victoria University of Wellington. He is currently involved in economic consulting work, primarily for regulators involved in price capping natural monopolies.

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