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Alanood Alotaibi – “Pandemics and Economic Growth: Evidence from the 1918 Influenza in the UK” – PhD Seminar
This study investigates the link between the 1918 Influenza and economic growth in the UK. The pandemic
caused about 160,000 deaths in in England and Wales. The study applies an Autoregressive Distributed Lag (ARDL) cointegration approach. We find evidence of a strong and significant adverse effect of the pandemic on growth.