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Growth economics of epidemics: A review of the theory

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

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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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  • BOUCEKKINE, Raouf & DIENE, Bity & AZOMAHOU, Théophile, 2009. "Growth economics of epidemics: A review of the theory," LIDAM Reprints CORE 2004, Université catholique de Louvain, Center for Operations Research and Econometrics (CORE).
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    DOI: 10.1080/08898480701792410
    Note: In : Mathematical Population Studies, 15, 1-26, 2008
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