Pandemic Economics

Learning from South Korea's Success

May 28, 2020

South Korea detected its first case of COVID-19 one day before the US, but rather than initiate lockdowns, it launched a program that shares location information on COVID-19 patients. Chang-Tai Hsieh discusses how South Korea limited COVID-19 deaths to 5.2 per million while the US rate climbed to 289 per million, and what it may reveal about the cost of privacy. See for privacy information. neither hosts nor alters podcast files. All content © its respective owners.