Evaluating the performance of OECD countries in the Covid-19 epidemic by network data envelopment analysis

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Department of Mathematics, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran

2 Department of Medical Engineering, Science and Research Unit, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran


The outbreak of the coronavirus has caused a recession in most countries, reducing the budgets of organizations in all sectors, including government, business and academia. After the beginning of the epidemic, countries responded to the disease in various ways. This paper evaluates the performance of OECD member countries using network data envelopment analysis method. For this purpose, effective financial and health indicators were identified. Unfavorable and flexible data were identified in various stages and a suitable model was presented. The results of the implementation of the model provide a good insight into the financial and health policies of the above countries.


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