The Economics of Epidemiology

  • Troy¬†Tassier

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Public Health book series (BRIEFSPUBLIC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Epidemic Modeling

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Troy Tassier
      Pages 3-7
    3. Troy Tassier
      Pages 9-16
    4. SIR
      Troy Tassier
      Pages 17-27
  3. Merging Economics and Epidemiology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 29-29
    2. Troy Tassier
      Pages 31-39
    3. Troy Tassier
      Pages 41-44
  4. An Introduction to Social Interactions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 45-45
    2. Troy Tassier
      Pages 47-65
  5. Strategic Decision Making

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 67-67
    2. Troy Tassier
      Pages 69-77
    3. Troy Tassier
      Pages 79-91
    4. Troy Tassier
      Pages 93-94

About this book


The book presents a basic introduction to epidemiology from the perspective of economics, using economic modeling to better understand and describe how infectious disease spreads. Three main elements are introduced: epidemiology, social network analysis, and the economics needed to model the behavior of individuals in the presence of infectious disease. The book aims to provide a starting point for discussion between medical professionals, social scientists and public health officials, the three groups interested in the spread of disease.


Economics Epidemic Modeling Epidemiology Infectious Disease Social Networks

Authors and affiliations

  • Troy¬†Tassier
    • 1
  1. 1.EconomicsFordham UniversityNew YorkUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-38119-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-38120-1
  • Series Print ISSN 2192-3698
  • Series Online ISSN 2192-3701
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