volume 32, issue 1, P88-101 2016
DOI: 10.1093/oxrep/grv030
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Ramanan Laxminarayan

Abstract: Emerging threats to global health, including drug-resistant pathogens, emerging pandemics, and outbreaks, represent global trans-boundary commons problems where the actions of individual countries have consequences for other countries. Here, we review what economic analysis can offer in countering these problems through the design of interventions that modify the behaviour of institutions and nations in the direction of greatest global good.