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The CoronaNet Research Project compiles a database on government responses to the coronavirus. Our principal focus is to collect as much information as we can about the various fine-grained actions governments are taking to address the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.


To date, this dataset provides the most comprehensive and granular documentation of such government policies in the world, capturing data for 18 broad policy categories alongside many other dimensions, including the initiator, target, and timing of a policy. While subnational data is available for most countries, we make a systematic effort to collect subnational (ISO administrative level 2) data for the following countries: Brazil, China, Canada, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Nigeria, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, and the United States.


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This panel dataset (country-date-policy format) includes 96,739 country-day observations and covers 198 countries since January 1st, 2020.
Citation: Cheng, Cindy, Joan Barceló, Allison Hartnett, Robert Kubinec, and Luca Messerschmidt. 2020. COVID-19 Government Response Event Dataset (CoronaNet v1.0). https://www.coronanet-project.org

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Explore the COVID-19 Policy Intensity Scores


Here we present the following dashboard with six new indices that measure the intensity of government responses to COVID-19 within distinct policy domains: social distancing, schools, businesses, health monitoring, health resources and mask wearing. We create these measures by combining two of the most comprehensive COVID-19 datasets, the CoronaNet COVID-19 Government Response Event Dataset and the Oxford COVID-19 Government Response Tracker, using a Bayesian time-varying measurement model. Our daily indices track the policy intensity of policymakers to each of these policy domains from 1 January 2020 to 14 January 2021 for over 180 countries. For more information related to this research, here.


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