24 April 2020 – Policy Brief

Contact Tracing Costs

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Executive summary

The economic costs of contact tracing (recruiting, training, and wages of tracers) are likely to be very small in comparison to the potential benefits of contract tracing (easing of lockdown, opening businesses)

Date of request:
Date of response: 24/4/2020

In response to request from: None

Comment on planned updates: Brief will be updated when new estimates by KOF are available

Expert groups and individuals involved: Economics

Contact persons: monika.buetler@unisg.ch (Brief by David.Dorn@econ.uzh.ch and Sturm@kof.ethz.ch)

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