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

Posted: 17 Jun 2007  

Diana Sonntag

University Medical Centre Hamburg-Eppendorf

Date Written: February 2007

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

Suggested Citation

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: https://ssrn.com/abstract=994175

Diana Sonntag (Contact Author)

University Medical Centre Hamburg-Eppendorf ( email )

Martinistrasse 52
Hamburg, 20246
Germany

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