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Design the Financial Tool to Promote Universal Free Access to AIDS Care

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  • Patrick Leoni
  • Stéphane Luchini
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    Typical of the AIDS epidemics is that governments in developing countries under-invest in drugs production because of the possible appearance of a curative vaccine. We design a financial tool allowing to hedge against this event. We show that the introduction of this asset increases social welfare, as well as the number of patients treated and the provision of public good.

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    Paper provided by Institute for Empirical Research in Economics - University of Zurich in its series IEW - Working Papers with number 214.

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    Keywords: option design; AIDS; social choices;

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