Battling Infection, Fighting Stagnation

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dc.contributor.author Chakraborty, Shankha
dc.contributor.author Papageorgiou, Chris
dc.date.accessioned 2011-02-11T23:43:33Z
dc.date.available 2011-02-11T23:43:33Z
dc.date.issued 2010-09
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1794/10971
dc.description 28 p. en_US
dc.description.abstract Why 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.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher University of Oregon, Dept of Economics en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries University of Oregon Economics Department Working Papers;2010-11
dc.subject Infectious disease en_US
dc.subject Morbidity en_US
dc.subject Mortality en_US
dc.subject Productivity en_US
dc.subject Policy analysis en_US
dc.title Battling Infection, Fighting Stagnation en_US
dc.type Working Paper en_US


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