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  • Scott Barrett

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    An infectious disease can only be eradicated globally if it is eliminated in every country. But does this require only international coordination, or does it require cooperation? Using a model that blends epidemiology, economics, and game theory, this paper shows that coordination will not always suffice, even when the global benefits of eradication exceed the costs. In general, eradication will require strong international institutions. (JEL: H41, I18, K33, O19) Copyright (c) 2003 The European Economic Association.

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    Article provided by MIT Press in its journal Journal of the European Economic Association.

    Volume (Year): 1 (2003)
    Issue (Month): 2-3 (04/05)
    Pages: 591-600

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    Handle: RePEc:tpr:jeurec:v:1:y:2003:i:2-3:p:591-600

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    1. Andrea Galeotti & Brian W. Rogers, 2012. "Strategic Immunization and Group Structure," Economics Discussion Papers 716, University of Essex, Department of Economics.
    2. Ceddia, M Graziano, 2010. "Managing infectious diseases over connected populations: a non-convex optimal control," MPRA Paper 22344, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 2010.
    3. Wataru Kureishi, 2009. "Partial vaccination programs and the eradication of infectious diseases," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 29(4), pages 2758-2769.
    4. Scott Barrett, 2007. "The Smallpox Eradication Game," Public Choice, Springer, vol. 130(1), pages 179-207, January.
    5. St├ęphane Mechoulan, 2007. "Market structure and communicable diseases," Canadian Journal of Economics, Canadian Economics Association, vol. 40(2), pages 468-492, May.
    6. Telalagic, S., 2012. "Optimal Treatment of an SIS Disease with Two Strains," Cambridge Working Papers in Economics 1229, Faculty of Economics, University of Cambridge.
    7. Martin Gregor, 2008. "On the strategic non-complementarity of complements," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 8(3), pages 1-7.
    8. Barrett, Scott & Hoel, Michael, 2009. "Optimal Disease Eradication," HERO On line Working Paper Series 2003:23, Oslo University, Health Economics Research Programme.
    9. Michael Hoel & Scott Barrett, 2004. "Optimal Disease Eradication," Working Papers 2004.50, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei.
    10. Borghesi, Simone & Vercelli, Alessandro, 2005. "Global Health," AICCON Working Papers 13-2005, Associazione Italiana per la Cultura della Cooperazione e del Non Profit.
    11. Toxvaerd, Flavio, 2010. "Recurrent Infection and Externalities in Prevention," CEPR Discussion Papers 8112, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
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    13. Toxvaerd, Flavio, 2010. "Infection, Acquired Immunity and Externalities in Treatment," CEPR Discussion Papers 8111, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
    14. Martin Gregor, 2011. "Tradeoffs of foreign assistance for the weakest-link global public goods," International Tax and Public Finance, Springer, vol. 18(2), pages 233-251, April.
    15. Simone Borghesi & Alessandro Vercelli, 2003. "Globalisation, Inequality and Health," Department of Economics University of Siena 413, Department of Economics, University of Siena.

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