Epidemic Diseases, Poverty and Political Institutions

Main content

In this project, we examine the interdependencies between epidemic diseases, human capital accumulation, inequality and growth. The main questions are:

  • How large are the long-run economic costs of AIDS?
  • How should optimal policy programs be designed to combat AIDS?
  • How should programs to alleviate poverty be designed?
  • How can land reforms help to overcome poverty?
  • Which political institutions can help societies to escape from poverty traps?

Publications

  • Can Democracy Induce Development? A Constitutional Perspective, Public Choice, 159(1-2), 2014, 177-196.
    (Hans Gersbach and Lars Siemers)
    Working Paper Version
  • Growth and Enduring Epidemic Diseases, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, 37(10), 2013, 2083-2103.
    (Clive Bell and Hans Gersbach)
    Working Paper Version
  • Raising Juveniles, Games and Economic Behavior, 74(1), 2012, 32-51.
    (Clive Bell, Hans Gersbach and Maik T. Schneider)
    Working Paper Version
  • Vote-Buying And Growth, Macroeconomic Dynamics, 15(5), 2011, 656-680.
    (Hans Gersbach and Felix Mühe)
    Working Paper Version
  • Land Reforms and Economic Development, Macroeconomic Dynamics, 14(4), 2010, 527-547.
    (Hans Gersbach and Lars Siemers)
    Working Paper Version
  • Child Labor and the Education of a Society, Macroeconomic Dynamics, 13(2), 2009, 220-249.
    (Clive Bell and Hans Gersbach)
    Working Paper Version
  • The Macroeconomics of Targeting: The Case of an Enduring Epidemic, Journal of Health Economics, 28(1), 2009, 54-72.
    (Hans Gersbach and Clive Bell)
    Working Paper Version
  • The Long-run Economic Costs of AIDS: Theory and an Application to South Africa, World Bank Economic Review, 20(1), 2006, 55-89.
    (Clive Bell, Shantayanan Devarajan and Hans Gersbach)
    Working Paper Version

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