Bhattacharya COVID research cited in article

October 16, 2020

Dr. Joydeep Bhattacharya Research by Joydeep Bhattacharya, professor, was cited in an Oct. 16 The Wire story, "Did India Lock Down Too Early?"

The answer to that question, in part, may lie in a particular quirk of the human mind. Joydeep Bhattacharya of the Iowa State University, Priyama Majumdar of the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, and I, conducted a research study with participants from over 43 countries. We used some of the techniques of experimental economics to uncover how aware people were about the epidemic in countries at different stages of the progression of the epidemic.  -Ritwik Banerjee, associate professor of economics at IIM Bangalore

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