Fighting against Malaria: Prevent wars while waiting for the "miraculous" vaccine

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Garcia Montalvo, José; Reynal-Querol, Marta. Fighting against Malaria: Prevent wars while waiting for the "miraculous" vaccine. 2001
To cite or link this document: Garcia Montalvo, José Reynal-Querol, Marta
dc.contributor.other Universitat Pompeu Fabra. Departament d'Economia i Empresa 2001-09-01
dc.description.abstract The World Health Organization estimates that 300 million clinical cases of malaria occur annually and observed that during the 80's and part of the 90's its incidence increased. In this paper we explore the influence of refugees from civil wars on the incidence of malaria in the refugee-receiving countries. Using civil wars as an instrumental variable we show that for each 1,000 refugees there are between 2,000 and 2,700 cases of malaria in the refugee receiving country. On average 13% of the cases of malaria reported by the WHO are caused by forced migration as a consequence of civil wars.
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartofseries Economics and Business Working Papers Series; 766
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dc.title Fighting against Malaria: Prevent wars while waiting for the "miraculous" vaccine
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/workingPaper 2016-06-04T02:50:45Z
dc.subject.keyword Statistics, Econometrics and Quantitative Methods
dc.subject.keyword civil wars
dc.subject.keyword forced migration
dc.subject.keyword economic impact
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