A toy model for the epidemic-driven collapse in a system with limited economic resource

  title={A toy model for the epidemic-driven collapse in a system with limited economic resource},
  author={Ivan S. Gandzha and O. V. Kliushnichenko and Sergei P. Lukyanets},
  journal={The European Physical Journal. B},
Based on a toy model for a trivial socioeconomic system, we demonstrate that the activation-type mechanism of the epidemic-resource coupling can lead to the collapsing effect opposite to thermal explosion. We exploit a SIS-like (susceptible-infected-susceptible) model coupled with the dynamics of average economic resource for a group of active economic agents. The recovery rate of infected individuals is supposed to obey the Arrhenius-like law, resulting in a mutual negative feedback between… 
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