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Accelerating the Development of an AIDS Vaccine - Supporting Developing Countries as an Alternative?


Diana Sonntag


University Medical Centre Hamburg-Eppendorf

February 2007

iHEA 2007 6th World Congress: Explorations in Health Economics Paper

Abstract:     
This paper examine whether funding developing countries' own vaccine-related activities can resolve shortcomings in vaccine research. We analyse the interaction between the best-shot public good developing an AIDS vaccine and financial assistance in a Nash game. The paper shows that income policies are not hampered. Consequently suboptimal provision can be overcome. It indicates that financing developing countries' efforts in vaccine research is an alternative to uncoordinated research among countries to accelerate the development of a vaccine.

Keywords: AIDS vaccine, best-shot public good, foreign aid

JEL Classification: C72, H87, I18

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Date posted: June 17, 2007  

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Sonntag, Diana, Accelerating the Development of an AIDS Vaccine - Supporting Developing Countries as an Alternative? (February 2007). iHEA 2007 6th World Congress: Explorations in Health Economics Paper. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=994175

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Diana Sonntag (Contact Author)
University Medical Centre Hamburg-Eppendorf ( email )
Martinistrasse 52
Hamburg, 20246
Germany
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