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Growth economics of epidemics: A review of the theory

  • BOUCEKKINE, Raouf
  • DIENE, Bity
  • AZOMAHOU, Théophile

This survey of economic growth theory applied to epidemiology highlights that Blanchard-Yaari structures involving a Lucas human capital accumulation are appropriate to study an AIDS-like crisis. Physical capital accumulation, schooling, health expenditures and supply effects are put together within a Blanchard two-sector economy to capture life-cycle effects of AIDS-like epidemics.

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