This paper estimates panel vector autoregressions to analyze the endogenous connection between COVID-19 and non-communicable diseases (NCDs). Using weekly, US state-level data, the study finds evidence of a significant positive effect of NCD-related mortality on deaths due to COVID-19. I find this effect to be higher for males than females. Results are robust to several sensitivity checks, so large deviations are unexpected.
E. Emediegwu, L. COVID-19 and non-communicable diseases: GMM/IV Panel VAR evidence from US states. Economic Analysis Letters, 2023, 2, 16. https://doi.org/10.58567/eal02010006
E. Emediegwu L. COVID-19 and non-communicable diseases: GMM/IV Panel VAR evidence from US states. Economic Analysis Letters; 2023, 2(1):16. https://doi.org/10.58567/eal02010006
E. Emediegwu, Lotanna 2023. "COVID-19 and non-communicable diseases: GMM/IV Panel VAR evidence from US states" Economic Analysis Letters 2, no.1: 16. https://doi.org/10.58567/eal02010006
E. Emediegwu, L. (2023). COVID-19 and non-communicable diseases: GMM/IV Panel VAR evidence from US states. Economic Analysis Letters, 2(1), 16. https://doi.org/10.58567/eal02010006
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