IGC public lecture – The economic impacts of Ebola, and rebuilding the healthcare system

Rachel Glennerster recently delivered a public lecture on ‘The Economic Impacts of Ebola, and Rebuilding the Health Care System’.

The outbreak of Ebola in West Africa has generated much speculation about the likely economic impact of the epidemic and the measures taken to control it. However, little of this speculation is based on hard data. In response, the IGC has initiated a number of projects to inform responses to this evolving crisis.

Rachel Glennerster and Tavneet Suri, with Innovations for Poverty Action, are analysing the impact of the Ebola crisis on the functioning of agricultural markets in Sierra Leone. Several rounds of market surveys are aiming to understand how commodity prices are shifting across different regions and how trading has been affected. Their latest findings are available on the project page.

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