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First Results- strong age gradient in social distancing, but mixed evidence of reduced social distancing by those with common symptoms of COVID-19.

Canning, David, Mahesh Karra, Rashmi Dayalu, Muqi Guo, and David Bloom. The association between age, COVID-19 symptoms, and social distancing behavior in the United States (2020).

Covid-19 Random Sample Power Calculations

Recent Opinion

How to get better COVID-19 infection data without universal testing, David E. Bloom and David Canning, Boston Globe, 15 April 2020.

How widespread is coronavirus in New York? We need to know, David Canning and David Bloom, Voxeu29 March 2020.

Stronger safety nets and health care reform could help mitigate “deaths of despair”,  David Canning, Science,  27 March 2020: Vol. 367, Issue 6485, pp. 1433.


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Ph.D., Economics, Cambridge University, 1983.

B.A., Economics and Mathematics, Queen’s University Belfast, 1979.