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Institutional continuum in the context of the pandemic


  • Alexander A. Kurdin

    (Lomonosov Moscow State Universit, Moscow, Russia)


The article considers institutional responses to the challenges created by COVID-19 pandemic. The comparison of discrete structural alternatives is one of the most important principles of institutional analysis. It means that policymakers and researchers rely on a countable set of legal options in the course of comparison of different institutions designed to solve one or another problem. COVID-19 pandemic provoked the elaboration of "intermediate" normative solutions, thus changing the legal framework and leading to the formation of the short-term "institutional continuum" instead of the established spectrum of alternatives.

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  • Alexander A. Kurdin, 2020. "Institutional continuum in the context of the pandemic," Population and Economics, ARPHA Platform, vol. 4(2), pages 39-42, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:arh:jpopec:v:4:y:2020:i:2:p:39-42
    DOI: 10.3897/popecon.4.e53299

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    COVID-19 institutional environment discrete institutional alternatives pandemic lockdown;

    JEL classification:

    • B40 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - Economic Methodology - - - General
    • H12 - Public Economics - - Structure and Scope of Government - - - Crisis Management
    • I18 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Government Policy; Regulation; Public Health


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