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Julie Brun Bjørkheim

Norwegian University of Life Sciences
P.O. Box 5003, NO-1432 Ås
Norway

E-Mail: julie.brun.bjorkheim@nmbu.no
Institutional Affiliation: Norwegian University of Life Sciences

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August 2020Norwegian and US Policies Alleviate Business Vulnerability Due to the Covid-19 Shock Equally Well
with Annette Alstadsæter, Wojciech Kopczuk, Andreas Økland: w27637
We use Norwegian administrative data and applications for emergency government support to simulate magnitude and distribution of business revenue shock due to the Covid-19 pandemic. We rely on it to analyze the impact of business support policies available in Norway and the United States by comparing simulated results from the various policies on a common data set. We find that policies supporting payroll and fixed costs that were available in both countries have a similar impact of reducing firms' economic distress, by cutting the negative effect of the crisis on profitability, liquidity, debt, and solvency by over a half.
 
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