Person: Hansen, Emanuel

Press releases University of Cologne, 28.09.2021 | U. Glogowsky, E. Hansen & S. Schächtele

“The measures adopted in mid-March 2020 […] both greatly reduced people’s mobility and effectively prevented the spread of COVID-19 in the following three weeks. That is the result of a recent study by an international team of economists led by Junior Professor Dr Emanuel Hansen at the University of Cologne’s Faculty of Management, Economics, and Social Sciences and Professor Dr Ulrich Glogowsky at Johannes Kepler University in Linz (Austria). […] ‘The results of our study show that the early measures to contain the COVID-19 pandemic in Germany were successful – contrary to repeated claims in parts of the public,’ Emanuel Hansen remarked. ‘Without these contact restrictions, Germany would probably have experienced an overload of the healthcare system, like some other European countries did.’” Link to the study

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