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Economics of Controlling Livestock Diseases: Basic Theory


  • Tisdell, Clement A.


Extends the simple model of the economics of controlling livestock disease as first presented by McInerney (1991) to take account of start-up costs which give use to thresholds effects. A further extension is given to allow for economics of such in disease control which can also have a threshold effect. The problem of uncertainty about the costs and benefits of disease control in livestock is also discussed.

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  • Tisdell, Clement A., 2006. "Economics of Controlling Livestock Diseases: Basic Theory," Economics, Ecology and Environment Working Papers 55093, University of Queensland, School of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:uqseee:55093

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    1. Tisdell, Clem, 1995. "Assessing the Approach to Cost-Benefit Analysis of Controlling Livestock Diseases of McInerney and Others," Animal Health Economics 164425, University of Queensland, School of Economics.
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