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Impact Of COVID-19 On The Health Of The Small Business In The United States

Volume 5 - Issue 2, February 2022 Edition
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Author(s)
Oumeima Toumia1, Ines Zahou-Lamti2
Keywords
COVID-19, business activity, macroeconomic variables, OLS, econometric software, linear regression
Abstract
The Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is getting worse and it continues to severely affect economic development along with social development, entrepreneurial activity, and financial markets. This article examines the impact of COVID-19 on small businesses. We investigate the case of the United States over the period 1995-2020 through means of linear regression. We find that the GDP annual growth, the inflation consumer price, and COVID have a significant and positive impact on business activity. However, the index of economic freedom is not significant. To our best knowledge, no studies have been conducted to investigate this issue.
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