On 18 October 2017, Dr Pauline Rossi of the University of Amsterdam will present her findings on private health investments in Senegal as part of the UNU World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER) Seminar Series.
This study exploits the introduction of high subsidies for anti-malaria products in Senegal in 2009 to investigate if malaria prevents parents from investing in child health. Using original panel data from a Senegalese household survey, combined with geographical information on malaria prevalence, the study shows that behavioural responses to anti-malaria campaigns magnify their impact on all-cause mortality for children.
The UNU-WIDER seminar series showcase recent and ongoing work on key topics in development economics. The seminars are open to local and visiting researchers, policymakers, and others working on development issues. For more information, or to register, see the event announcement on the UNU-WIDER website.