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The economics of epidemiology

Author: Troy Tassier
Publisher: Heidelberg : Springer, 2013.
Series: SpringerBriefs in public health
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The book presents a basic introduction to epidemiology from the perspective of economics, using economic modeling to better understand and describe how infectious disease spreads. Three main elements are introduced: epidemiology, social network analysis, and the economics needed to model the behavior of individuals in the presence of infectious disease. The book aims to provide a starting point for discussion  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Tassier, Troy.
Economics of epidemiology.
Springer Verlag 2013
(DLC) 2013941342
(OCoLC)841895790
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Troy Tassier
ISBN: 9783642381201 3642381200 3642381197 9783642381195 129986127X 9781299861275
OCLC Number: 857224247
Description: 1 online resource (x, 94 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Part I: Epidemic Modeling. An Introduction to Epidemic Modeling --
Simple Epidemics and SIS Models --
SIR --
Part II: Merging Economics and Epidemiology. Economic Modeling and Epidemiology --
Econometrics and Epidemiology --
Part III: An Introduction to Social Interactions. Interaction Networks: An Introduction --
Part IV: Strategic Decision Making. Strategic Public Health Interventions --
Strategic Individual Decision Making --
Conclusion.
Series Title: SpringerBriefs in public health
Responsibility: Troy Tassier.

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