Environmental health falls through the cracks because of potentially very large (epidemiological) externalities. But the solution hinges on behavior change, which is sticky & tricky.
Impatience is often suggested as a possible explanation for low rates of seemingly cheap and simple disease prevention behaviors, but empirical evidence lacking.
Publication Year: 2012
Source: Presented at Appstate Environmental and Resource Economics Workshop, April 20-21, 2012. 20p