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Growth Economics of Epidemics : A Review of the Theory

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  • Raouf Boucekkine

    (UCL - Université Catholique de Louvain = Catholic University of Louvain, University of Glasgow)

  • Bity Diene

    (BETA - Bureau d'Économie Théorique et Appliquée - INRA - Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique - UNISTRA - Université de Strasbourg - UL - Université de Lorraine - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique)

  • Théophile Azomahou

    (BETA - Bureau d'Économie Théorique et Appliquée - INRA - Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique - UNISTRA - Université de Strasbourg - UL - Université de Lorraine - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique)

Abstract

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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  • Raouf Boucekkine & Bity Diene & Théophile Azomahou, 2008. "Growth Economics of Epidemics : A Review of the Theory," Post-Print hal-00278976, HAL.
  • Handle: RePEc:hal:journl:hal-00278976
    DOI: 10.1080/08898480701792410
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