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A practical optimal quarantine measure

Kompas, Tom; Nhu Che, Tuong

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Quarantine programs have generally provided an essential protection against the importation of exotic diseases, thus protecting both consumers and producers from major health concerns and pests and diseases that can potentially destroy local agricultural production. However, quarantine measures also impose costs in the form of expenditures on the quarantine program itself and the welfare losses that are associated with such trade restrictions. This paper develops a simple model to determine the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Crawford School of Public Policy
Type: Working/Technical Paper
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10440/1218
Access Rights: Open Access

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