Economic Incentives in the Socially Optimal Management of Infectious Disease: When $$ R_{0} $$ R 0 is Not Enough

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Does society benefit from encouraging or discouraging private infectious disease-risk mitigation? Private individuals routinely mitigate infectious disease risks through the adoption of a range of precautions, from vaccination to changes in their contact with others. Such precautions have epidemiological consequences. Private disease-risk mitigation… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s10393-017-1270-9

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