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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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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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