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The Road Less Traveled: Does Forest Conservation Reduce Malaria in the Brazilian Amazon?, Subhrendu Pattanayak

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Speaker: Subhrendu Pattanayak, associate professor, Public Policy, Environmental Economics, and Global Health, Duke University -- Recent claims that ecosystems generate health benefits rests on a very thin empirical base of questionable quality. It is particularly difficult to deliver practical policy advice because there is almost no evidence that specific conservation policies generate health benefits. In this paper we build a comprehensive dataset which allows us to investigate the joint effects of different covariates on malaria, while applying innovative methods to allow for panel effects.

Location: Guyot Hall, Room 100

Date/Time: 03/29/11 at 4:30 pm - 03/29/11 at 06:00 am

Category: Health Challenge

Department: Grand Challenges