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Disease and development: The role of life expectancy reconsidered

Matteo Cervellati () and Uwe Sunde ()

Economics Letters, 2011, vol. 113, issue 3, 269-272

Abstract: This note estimates the causal effect of life expectancy on per capita income and tests the hypothesis of a non-monotonic effect using finite mixture models. The results confirm the hypothesis and qualify recent evidence for a negative effect by Acemoglu and Johnson (2007).

Keywords: Life expectancy; Demographic transition; Epidemiological revolution; Heterogeneous treatment effects; Finite mixture models (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J10 J13 N30 O10 O40 E10 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2011
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