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dc.contributor.authorChakraborty, Shankha
dc.contributor.authorPapageorgiou, Chris
dc.date.accessioned2011-02-11T23:43:33Z
dc.date.available2011-02-11T23:43:33Z
dc.date.issued2010-09
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1794/10971
dc.description28 p.en_US
dc.description.abstractWhy are some countries mired in poverty and ill health? Can policy facilitate their transition to sustained growth and better living standards? We offer answers using a dynamic model of disease and development. Endogenous transmission of infectious disease generates non-ergodic growth where income alone cannot push a country out of a low-growth development trap. Policy interventions, for example external aid, can successfully accelerate growth only when directed towards improving health and eliminating the burden of infectious disease. Prioritizing improvements to adult mortality over morbidity is better for development.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Oregon, Dept of Economicsen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesUniversity of Oregon Economics Department Working Papers;2010-11
dc.subjectInfectious diseaseen_US
dc.subjectMorbidityen_US
dc.subjectMortalityen_US
dc.subjectProductivityen_US
dc.subjectPolicy analysisen_US
dc.titleBattling Infection, Fighting Stagnationen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US


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