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Antibiotic Effectiveness: New Challenges in Natural Resource Management

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  • Markus Herrmann
  • Ramanan Laxminarayan

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    (CR�A-GREEN and CIRP�E, Department of Economics, Universit� Laval, Qu�bec, QC G1V 0A6, Canada
    Resources for the Future, Washington, DC 20036
    Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey 08544)

Abstract

Problems of optimal natural resource extraction that were first addressed by economists in the contexts of fisheries and forests have reemerged in the context of a newly recognized resource: antibiotic effectiveness. This review introduces economists to the growing literature on optimal use, innovation, and regulation of antibiotic effectiveness. Along the way, we draw links and parallels to similar problems in the management of other resources with which economists may be more familiar, and we address new questions that have arisen in the context of antibiotic effectiveness but that are also relevant to other resources.

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Article provided by Annual Reviews in its journal Annual Review of Resource Economics.

Volume (Year): 2 (2010)
Issue (Month): 1 (October)
Pages: 125-138

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Handle: RePEc:anr:reseco:v:2:y:2010:p:125-138

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Keywords: antimicrobials; resistance; optimal use;

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  1. Herrmann, Markus & Nkuiya, Bruno & Dussault, Anne-Renée, 2013. "Innovation and Antibiotic Use within Antibiotic Classes: Market Incentives and Economic Instruments," Working Papers 149731, University of Laval, Center for Research on the Economics of the Environment, Agri-food, Transports and Energy (CREATE).
  2. Herrmann, Markus & Nkuiya, Bruno & Dussault, Anne-Renée, 2013. "Innovation and antibiotic use within antibiotic classes: Market incentives and economic instruments," Resource and Energy Economics, Elsevier, vol. 35(4), pages 582-598.

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