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Designing the Financial Tools 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 set of financial tools allowing to hedge against this event and achieving full risk-sharing. We show that the introduction of those assets increase social welfare in developing countries, as well as the number of treated patients 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 227.

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    Keywords: financial tools; AIDS; free-access;

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    1. Michael Kremer & Edward Miguel & Rebecca Thornton, 2004. "Incentives to Learn," NBER Working Papers 10971, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
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