Analyses | 20 January 2004

Globalization and disease: the case of SARS

The outbreak of SARS in late 2002 has alerted the world to the potential economic costs of epidemics. The purpose of this paper is to provide an assessment of the global economic impacts of the SARS disease as well as provide a more comprehensive approach to estimating the global consequences of major disease outbreaks. 

  • Warwick McKibbin

The outbreak of SARS in late 2002 has alerted the world to the potential economic costs of epidemics. The purpose of this paper is to provide an assessment of the global economic impacts of the SARS disease as well as provide a more comprehensive approach to estimating the global consequences of major disease outbreaks. 

  • Warwick McKibbin
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Executive Summary

This paper was published in Asian Economic Papers 3(1), Winter 2004.

In May 2012, that paper was chosen by MIT Press, on celebrating its 50th Anniversary, as one of the 50 most influential articles in its collection of journals.