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Replication data for: Price Subsidies, Diagnostic Tests, and Targeting of Malaria Treatment: Evidence from a Randomized Controlled Trial

Version
1
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Cohen, Jessica
  • Dupas, Pascaline
  • Schaner, Simone
Publication Date
2015-02-01
Description
  • Abstract

    Both under- and over-treatment of communicable diseases are public bads. But efforts to decrease one run the risk of increasing the other. Using rich experimental data on household treatment- seeking behavior in Kenya, we study the implications of this trade-off for subsidizing life-saving antimalarials sold over-the-counter at retail drug outlets. We show that a very high subsidy (such as the one under consideration by the international community) dramatically increases access, but nearly one-half of subsidized pills go to patients without malaria. We study two ways to better target subsidized drugs: reducing the subsidy level, and introducing rapid malaria tests over-the-counter. (JEL D12, D82, I12, O12, O15)
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Relations
  • Is supplement to
    DOI: 10.1257/aer.20130267 (Text)
Publications
  • Cohen, Jessica, Pascaline Dupas, and Simone Schaner. “Price Subsidies, Diagnostic Tests, and Targeting of Malaria Treatment: Evidence from a Randomized Controlled Trial.” American Economic Review 105, no. 2 (February 2015): 609–45. https://doi.org/10.1257/aer.20130267.
    • ID: 10.1257/aer.20130267 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2020-05-18 | Issue Number: 2 | Registration Date: 2019-10-12

Cohen, Jessica; Dupas, Pascaline; Schaner, Simone (2015): Replication data for: Price Subsidies, Diagnostic Tests, and Targeting of Malaria Treatment: Evidence from a Randomized Controlled Trial. Version: 1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E112911V1