David Raitzer
Economist, Economic Research and Development Impact Department, Asian Development Bank

David A. Raitzer normally focuses on impact evaluation of development interventions and research on environmental policy challenges and agricultural development constraints. In the COVID-19 era, he has also become involved in epidemiological modeling and in the use of cost–benefit analysis on measures to control the pandemic.

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From a policy and economic standpoint, a paid sick leave program for COVID-19 is cost-effective in promoting behaviors that reduce disease spread.

Policy Brief

To avoid large economic losses from climate change, Southeast Asia can lead the way in global climate action by shifting towards a low-carbon economy.