Economic Impact of COVID-19 Containment Policies: Evidence Based on Novel Surface Heat Data from the People’s Republic of China
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Governments have adopted various policies and measures to control the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Results of the study suggest containment measures in the PRC decreased SUHI in locked cities marginally yet generated positive and negative spillover effects in unlocked cities, with positive effects dominating. The paper also notes that initial experiences helped inform the management of containment measures in the country.
- Surface Urban Heat Island
- Empirical Strategy
- Discussion on Mechanism