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Neoliberal Ebola

Modeling Disease Emergence from Finance to Forest and Farm

  • Robert G. Wallace
  • Rodrick Wallace

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Robert G. Wallace, Marius Gilbert, Rodrick Wallace, Claudia Pittiglio, Raffaele Mattioli, Richard Kock
    Pages 1-12
  3. Rodrick Wallace, Luke Bergmann, Lenny Hogerwerf, Richard Kock, Robert G. Wallace
    Pages 13-53
  4. Robert G. Wallace, Richard Kock, Luke Bergmann, Marius Gilbert, Lenny Hogerwerf, Claudia Pittiglio et al.
    Pages 55-68
  5. Rodrick Wallace, Robert G. Wallace
    Pages 69-80
  6. Rodrick Wallace, Robert G. Wallace
    Pages 81-93
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 95-96

About this book


This book compiles five papers modeling the effects of neoliberal economics on the emergence of Ebola and its aftermath.


The multidisciplinary teams represented here place both Ebola Makona, the Zaire Ebola virus variant that has infected 28,000 in West Africa, and Ebola Reston, which is currently emerging in industrial hog farms in the Philippines and China, within a multi-plank modeling framework.


This volume proposes an alternate science of disease and an adjunct program of interventions useful to researchers and public health officials alike. 



Pandemic Mathematical Models vaccine biology Africa epidemic

Editors and affiliations

  • Robert G. Wallace
    • 1
  • Rodrick Wallace
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute for Global StudiesUniversity of MinnesotaMinneapolisUSA
  2. 2.Division of EpidemiologyNew York State Psychiatric Institute at Columbia UniversityNew YorkUSA

About the editors

Robert G. Wallace, PhD, is a public health phylogeographer presently visiting the University of Minnesota's Institute for Global Studies. His research has addressed the evolution and spread of influenza, the agroeconomics of Ebola, the social geography of HIV/AIDS in New York City, the emergence of Kaposi's sarcoma herpesvirus out of Ugandan prehistory, and the evolution of infection life history in response to antivirals. Wallace is co-author of Farming Human Pathogens: Ecological Resilience and Evolutionary Process (Springer). He has consulted for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Rodrick Wallace, PhD, is a research scientist in the Division of Epidemiology of the New York State Psychiatric Institute at Columbia University. He received undergraduate and graduate degrees in mathematics and physics from Columbia, worked a decade as a public interest lobbyist, is a past recipient of an Investigator Award in Health Policy Research from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and is the author of numerous books and papers on matters of public health and public order.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Neoliberal Ebola
  • Book Subtitle Modeling Disease Emergence from Finance to Forest and Farm
  • Editors Robert G. Wallace
    Rodrick Wallace
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-40939-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-82223-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-40940-5
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XV, 96
  • Number of Illustrations 8 b/w illustrations, 4 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Public Health
    Systems Biology
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