Coronavirus and oil price crash: A note

from Health Economics at on March 31, 2020 at 02:30AM Coronavirus (COVID-19) creates fear and uncertainty, hitting the global economy and amplifying the financial markets volatility. The oil price reaction to COVID-19 was gradually accommodated until March 09, 2020, when, 49 days after the release of the first coronavirus monitoring report by the World […]

Real-time weakness of the global economy: a first assessment of the coronavirus crisis

from Health Economics at on March 31, 2020 at 02:30AM We propose an empirical framework to measure the degree of weakness of the global economy in real-time. It relies on nonlinear factor models designed to infer recessionary episodes of heterogeneous deepness, and fitted to the largest advanced economies (U.S., Euro Area, Japan, U.K., Canada […]

Early Childhood Education and Life-cycle Health

from Health Economics at on March 31, 2020 at 02:30AM This paper forecasts the life-cycle treatment effects on health of a high-quality early childhood program. Our predictions combine microsimulation using non-experimental data with experimental data from a midlife long-term follow-up. The follow-up incorporated a full epidemiological exam. The program mainly benefits males and significantly […]

Income-related health inequality in urban China (1991-2015): The role of homeownership and housing conditions

from Health Economics at on March 31, 2020 at 02:30AM We analyze 1991-2015 data from the China Health and Nutrition Survey to ask how housing affects income-related health inequalities in urban China. We use the Erreygers Index (EI) to measure the health gradient, and apply a re-centered influence function (RIF) decomposition to estimate its […]

Can Pollution Cause Poverty? The Effects of Pollution on Educational, Health and Economic Outcomes

from Health Economics at on March 31, 2020 at 02:30AM Although industrial plants, known as Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) sites, exist in every major city of the United States releasing billions of pounds of toxic substances annually, there is little evidence about how these pollutants might harm child development and children’s long run outcomes. […]

A retrospective analysis of budget impact models submitted to the National Centre for Pharmacoeconomics in Ireland

from The European Journal of Health Economics at on March 30, 2020 at 07:15PM Abstract Background The National Centre for Pharmacoeconomics (NCPE) is a National HTA Agency in Ireland responsible for assessment of comparative clinical effectiveness, cost-effectiveness and potential budget impact of drugs on behalf of the Health Service Executive. This research aims to […]

Psychology of pandemics

from Econsalut at on March 30, 2020 at 10:52AM The Psychology of Pandemics: Preparing for the Next Global Outbreak of Infectious Disease The patterns of psychological reactions to pandemics are complex. Whereas some people are resilient to… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! […]