Is disease prevention related to discount rates?

Is disease prevention related to discount rates?

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.

Authors: Atmadja, S.; Sills, E.; Pattanayak, S.K.; Yang, J.C.; Patil, S.

Topic: environment,health,diseases,prevention

Geographic: India

Publication Year: 2012

Source: Presented at Appstate Environmental and Resource Economics Workshop, April 20-21, 2012. 20p

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