The Economics of Epidemiology
ISBN/ASIN: 9783642381195,9783642381201 | 2013 | English | pdf | 94/93 pages | 1.19 Mb
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg | Author: Troy Tassier (auth.) | Edition: 1
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.