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VoxTalks Economics podcast with Tim Besley and Sacha Dray

Published/Broadcast 12 August 2022

The political economy of lockdown

During the Covid-19 pandemic governments had to take unpopular measures to restrict our freedoms, and we had to choose whether we did what we were told. Were governments in countries with free media more likely to act – and were their citizens more likely to comply? Tim Besley and Sacha Dray talk to Tim Phillips (who presents the VoxTalks Economics podcast for the Centre for Economic Policy Research) about their new research.

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