Economic incentives and mathematical models of disease

Eili Klein, Ramanan Laxminarayan, David L. Smith, Christopher A. Gilligan

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Abstract

The fields of epidemiological disease modeling and economics have tended to work independently of each other despite their common reliance on the language of mathematics and exploration of similar questions related to human behavior and infectious disease. This paper explores the benefits of incorporating simple economic principles of individual behavior and resource optimization into epidemiological models, reviews related research, and indicates how future cross-discipline collaborations can generate more accurate models of disease and its control to guide policy makers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)707-732
Number of pages26
JournalEnvironment and Development Economics
Volume12
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2007
Externally publishedYes

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Economic incentives and mathematical models of disease. / Klein, Eili; Laxminarayan, Ramanan; Smith, David L.; Gilligan, Christopher A.

In: Environment and Development Economics, Vol. 12, No. 5, 10.2007, p. 707-732.

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Klein, Eili ; Laxminarayan, Ramanan ; Smith, David L. ; Gilligan, Christopher A. / Economic incentives and mathematical models of disease. In: Environment and Development Economics. 2007 ; Vol. 12, No. 5. pp. 707-732.
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