A cost benefit analysis of 5 extra days at COVID-19 alert level 4

Date published

7 August 2020

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COVID-19 is both a health and an economic crisis for New Zealand. How New Zealand handles the health crisis affects the economy, and how it handles the economic crisis will affect New Zealander’s health in the future.

This note, the result of conversations between Treasury officials and Productivity Commission staff about approaches to evaluating options for responding to the COVID-19 crisis, brings together estimates of health and economic costs into one model.

It has been released under the Official Information Act.

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