Elisabeth Schulte

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BACKGROUND Highly active antiretroviral combination therapy (HAART) has become the standard of care for HIV infection. The reduction of morbidity by HAART has been proven to be cost-effective despite high expenditures for regular use of antiretrovirals. We examined direct costs in a German monocentric cohort of HIV-infected patients after introduction of(More)
  • Zachary Grossmana, Joël J. van der Weeleb, +6 authors Lydia Geijtenbeek
  • 2015
Avoiding information about adverse welfare consequences of self-interested decisions, or willful ignorance, is an important source of socially harmful behavior. We analyze a Bayesian signaling model of an agent who cares about self-image and has the opportunity to learn the social benefits of a personally costly action. We show that willful ignorance can(More)
We consider a model of persuasion in which an agent who tries to persuade a decision maker can sequentially acquire imperfect signals. The agent’s information acquisition is unobservable and he has the option to hide unfavorable signals. Nevertheless, if the signal precision is sufficiently high, he can persuade the decision maker by revealing a(More)
Avoiding information about adverse welfare consequences of self-interested decisions, or strategic ignorance, is an important source of corruption, anti-social behavior and even atrocities. We model an agent who cares about self-image and has the opportunity to learn the social benefits of a personally costly action. The trade-off between self-image(More)
While the use of the Internet for the exchange of scientific data was characterised by exclusivity during its pioneer era, the active employment of the medium today, by a broad social spectrum of users in the exchange of information, for dialogue and in the accumulation of knowledge, displays an almost unbounded inclusion. Blo and online encyclopaedias(More)
This paper empirically analyses the relationship between political leaders’ socioeconomic backgrounds and public budget deficits utilising panel data on 21 OECD countries from 1980 to 2008. Building on sociological, as well as economic, research, we argue that the socioeconomic status of political decision-makers, i.e., presidents or prime ministers, is an(More)
Despite increasing numbers of heterosexually transmitted HIV-infected women and high numbers of female i.v.-drug users within HIV-infected population the subject of HIV-infection in women has been of low interest during the past years in Germany. This prospective study investigated the economic, social and psychological situation with regard to the special(More)
We consider the problem to reveal information about an agent’s type in the case that private information is imperfect. We study a device which can generate a public signal that is correlated with the agent’s type. The problem is to optimally choose the correlation, facing voluntary participation by the agent, who is assumed to be risk averse regarding the(More)