All are invited to the CEDAR/MRC Epidemiology Seminar:
The Economics of Infectious Disease
Meeting Rooms 1&2, Level 4, Institute of Metabolic Science, Cambridge Biomedical Campus.
This talk will give a self-contained introduction to the economics of infectious diseases. This is a growing field of interdisciplinary study which applies ideas from economics, mathematical optimisation and game theory to the study and management of infectious diseases. The talk will first introduce the classical epidemiological models studied in public health and biology and then show how ideas from economics can be used in conjunction with the classical models to inform public health policies.
Dr Flavio Toxvaerd is a University Lecturer at the Faculty of Economics, University of Cambridge and a fellow of Clare College. His main research interests include microeconomic theory, game theory and economic epidemiology. His research has been published in the Journal of Economic Theory, the RAND Journal of Economics, the Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control and the Journal of Theoretical Biology. Outside of academia, he has acted as a consultant for both the private and public sectors. He has also served as the Senior Economic Advisor to the Review on Antimicrobial Resistance (set up by HM Treasury and the Wellcome Trust).
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