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Economist to speak on AIDS, March 13

Over, senior economist in the Development Research Group at the World Bank, will speak on "AIDS, Inequality and Poverty in Developing Countries: Policy Options for Escaping the Viscious Circle" at noon on Tuesday, March 13, in 300 Wallace Hall.

One year after joining the World Bank as a health economist in 1986, Over was assigned to work with the World Health Organization's new Global Program on AIDS in order to estimate the economic impact of the AIDS epidemic. Since then, he has served as principal investigator of the research project on the economic impact of adult mortality in Kagera, Tanzania, and has written several articles on the economic impact of AIDS and on the economics of prevention programs. He also has spoken on these topics at conferences and symposia around the world. Over is co-author of "Confronting AIDS: Public Priorities in a Global Epidemic," the sixth of the World Bank's policy research report series.

His lecture is sponsored by the Office of Population Research, the Center for Health and Wellbeing and the Research Program in Development Studies.

Contact: Marilyn Marks (609) 258-3601

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