Economics of disease outbreak: the case of citrus canker in Central Queensland

Alam, Khorshed and Rolfe, John and Donaghy, Peter (2005) Economics of disease outbreak: the case of citrus canker in Central Queensland. In: 49th Annual Conference of the Australian Agriculture and Resource Economics Society, 9-11 Feb 2005, Coffs Harbour, New South Wales.

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Abstract

Although economics of biosecurity is a relatively new research discipline, it can provide significant inputs into public decision making with regard to framing policy interventions, selecting disease control strategies and developing adjustment packages. Based on the 2004 outbreak of citrus canker in the Central Highland region of Queensland, this paper reports a framework/methodology of economic analysis outlining (a) identification of the economic impacts of disease incursion, (b) estimation of the economic losses associated with the outbreak, and (c) desirability of eradication and control measures.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
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Depositing User: Dr Khorshed Alam
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - Department of Economics and Resource Management
Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2012 02:43
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:52
Uncontrolled Keywords: biosecurity, economic surplus and total economic cost
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 14 Economics > 1402 Applied Economics > 140205 Environment and Resource Economics
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/7937

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