COVID-19

Why is trust key to managing crises?

Trust in scientists is also strongly linked with the collective management of the pandemic. Image: Unsplash/ Paul Fiedler

Yann Algan

Professor of Economics, Paris School of Economics and University Paris East

Daniel Cohen

Associate Partner, McKinsey & Company

Madeleine Péron

Economist, French Council of Economic Analysis

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In the first half of 2020 in France, there were 457 deaths per million inhabitants. Image: VoxEU

The coefficients from ordinary least squares regressions are shown. Image: Source: Péron (2021)
As for mortality, the econometric analysis shows that socio-demographic and health-related factors were determinants to explaining differences in the magnitude of the death toll Image: Péron (2021)
As for mortality, the econometric analysis shows that socio-demographic and health-related factors were determinants to explaining differences in the magnitude of the death toll Image: Péron (2021)

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Building on this statistical relationship, we observe that some countries do better and other do worse than their level of confidence in government would predict. Image: VoxEU

Building on this statistical relationship, we observe that some countries do better and other do worse than their level of confidence in government would predict. Image: Algan et al. (2021)

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