Is disease prevention related to discount rates?
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Environmental health falls through the cracks because of potentially very large (epidemiological) externalities. But the solution hinges on behavior change, which is sticky & tricky.Impatience is often suggested as a possible explanation for low rates of seemingly cheap and simple disease prevention behaviors, but empirical evidence lacking.
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