Infectious disease outbreak and trade policy formulation
AbstractThis paper provides a framework to understand why a country might resort to a policy like an import ban when at risk from infectious disease outbreak overseas. Superior import-competing domestic production technologies, and over-reliance on taxing the public for government revenue, could lead to blocked trade. The results of the two-country political economy model lend support to the wide use of public health interventions to minimize infections, and highlight their role in promoting open trade policies.
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Volume (Year): 31 (2011)
Issue (Month): 4 ()
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Trade openness; infectious disease outbreak;
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- F0 - International Economics - - General
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