COVID-19 reporting and willingness to pay for leisure activities

S. Warkulat, S. Krull, R. Ortmann, N. Klocke, M. Pelster, Covid Economics (2021) 183–205.

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Abstract
The containment of COVID-19 critically hinges on individuals’ behavior. We investigate how individuals react to variations in COVID-19 reporting. Using a survey, we elicit individuals' perceived infection risk given various COVID-19 metrics (e.g., confirmed cases, reproduction rate, or case-fatality ratio). We proxy individuals' risk perception with their willingness to pay for the participation in everyday life and amusements events. We find that participants react to different COVID-19 metrics with varying sensitivity. We observe a saturation of sensitivity for several measures at critical limits used in the political discussion, making our results highly relevant for policy makers in their efforts to direct individuals to adhere to hygienic etiquette and social distancing guidelines.
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Covid Economics
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83
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183-205
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Article Processing Charge funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft and the Open Access Publication Fund of LibreCat University.
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Warkulat S, Krull S, Ortmann R, Klocke N, Pelster M. COVID-19 reporting and willingness to pay for leisure activities. Covid Economics. 2021;(83):183-205.
Warkulat, S., Krull, S., Ortmann, R., Klocke, N., & Pelster, M. (2021). COVID-19 reporting and willingness to pay for leisure activities. Covid Economics, (83), 183–205.
@article{Warkulat_Krull_Ortmann_Klocke_Pelster_2021, title={COVID-19 reporting and willingness to pay for leisure activities}, number={83}, journal={Covid Economics}, publisher={CEPR Press}, author={Warkulat, Sonja and Krull, Sebastian and Ortmann, Regina and Klocke, Nina and Pelster, Matthias}, year={2021}, pages={183–205} }
Warkulat, Sonja, Sebastian Krull, Regina Ortmann, Nina Klocke, and Matthias Pelster. “COVID-19 Reporting and Willingness to Pay for Leisure Activities.” Covid Economics, no. 83 (2021): 183–205.
S. Warkulat, S. Krull, R. Ortmann, N. Klocke, and M. Pelster, “COVID-19 reporting and willingness to pay for leisure activities,” Covid Economics, no. 83, pp. 183–205, 2021.
Warkulat, Sonja, et al. “COVID-19 Reporting and Willingness to Pay for Leisure Activities.” Covid Economics, no. 83, CEPR Press, 2021, pp. 183–205.
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