SpringerBriefs in Public Health

The Economics of Epidemiology

Authors: Tassier, Troy

  • 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
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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.

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“This book provides a unique view of the intersection of economics, epidemiology, and social interactions. … the purpose of this book is to enable scientists in fields related to public health understand economics and vice versa. … The author does a wonderful job of accomplishing these objectives. … a valuable tool for scientists in both economics and public health to help them understand how tightly these two fields interact. The author has done an exemplary job presenting the information for readers in both fields.” (Angela Jean Schneider, Doody’s Book Reviews, November, 2013)


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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Economics of Epidemiology
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Public Health
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-38120-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-38120-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-38119-5
Series ISSN
2192-3698
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 94
Number of Illustrations and Tables
20 b/w illustrations
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