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The Economics of Epidemiology

Tassier, Troy

2013, X, 94 p. 20 illus.

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  • Introduces public health and medical professionals to the economic analysis and modeling of infectious disease
  • Introduces economists to issues of epidemiology
  • Provides an introduction of social network analysis into the study of infectious disease
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 between medical professionals, social scientists and public health officials, the three groups interested in the spread of disease.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Economics - Epidemic Modeling - Epidemiology - Infectious Disease - Social Networks

Related subjects » Health Informatics

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