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Heart disease is a large problem in the United States and Canada. The research conducted in this thesis will examine three things. First, what is the average American parent’s WTP for a reduction in their own and child risk of developing heart disease by age 75, and how do these two estimates...
The Political Economy of Animal Testing and Traceability in Response to Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies (TSEs)Download
Transmissible Spongifrom Encephalopathies (TSEs), which include bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in cattle and chronic wasting disease (CWD) in cervids, are associated with three possible risks. The risks of food safety outbreaks, the risks to economic benefits, and the risks to society's...
Valuing the Benefits and Costs of Health Care Programmes: Where's the 'extra' in extra-welfareism?
The application of Sen's concept of extra-welfarism to problems of allocations of resources to health underlies the justification of quality adjusted life years (QALYs) as the method of valuing the benefits of health care. In this paper we critically appraise the application from both conceptual...