NBER Working Paper No. 26948
Issued in April 2020, Revised in June 2020
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We thank Menglu Xu and Mingjie Zhu for research assistance. A preliminary version of this research reporting results only for the United States appeared in the rst issue of CEPR's Covid Economics: Vetted and Real-Time Papers. We are grateful to Megan Fasules for invaluable feedback on that version. In a subsequent version, we added results for 85 other countries and discussed related subsequent research. We thank the editor and three anonymous referees for suggestions that improved our presentation of our classification procedure and resulting geographic variation across US cities. Dingel thanks the James S. Kemper Foundation Faculty Research Fund at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Neiman thanks the William Ladany Faculty Foundation at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and the Becker Friedman Institute at the University of Chicago for financial support. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.