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Sheikh Shahnawaz
 
''Infectious disease outbreak and trade policy formulation''
( 2011, Vol. 31 No.4 )
 
 
This paper provides a framework to understand why a country might resort to a policy like an import ban when at risk from infectious disease outbreak overseas. Superior import-competing domestic production technologies, and over-reliance on taxing the public for government revenue, could lead to blocked trade. The results of the two-country political economy model lend support to the wide use of public health interventions to minimize infections, and highlight their role in promoting open trade policies.
 
 
Keywords: Trade openness, infectious disease outbreak
JEL: F0 - International Economics: General
 
Manuscript Received : Sep 12 2011 Manuscript Accepted : Oct 21 2011

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