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The Covid-19 pandemic in Greece

Laliotis, Ioannis (2020): The Covid-19 pandemic in Greece.


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The world has entered into unprecedented and turbulent times due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Severe restricting measures have been implemented in many places worldwide; economic and social activities are shrinking and they are expected to keep doing so in the near future. However, what is of great interest at the moment, is to grasp an idea about how the pandemic unfolds around the globe and when it should be expected to "end". For this purpose, this note uses data collected from the Johns Hopkins (Center for System Science and Engineering) Github repository in order to analyse the Covid-19 trends in Greece. These data are daily updated on the reports provided by various users, therefore the results provided by this note will be regularly modified as new information arrives. This note follows closely the work released from Peracchi (2020) regarding the Covid-19 pandemic in Italy, and which is available online on the Covid-19 forum of the Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance. Therefore, this note does not make any attempts to structurally model the situation, but rather aims in describing some basic aspects of the pandemic in Greece and provide some predicted end dates based on simple empirical model specifications that control for time trends and day fixed effects.

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