Economics of plant disease outbreaks

Alam, Khorshed and Rolfe, John (2006) Economics of plant disease outbreaks. Agenda, 13 (2). pp. 133-146. ISSN 1322-1833


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: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Deposited with permission of publisher.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - Department of Economics and Resource Management
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 01:04
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:44
Uncontrolled Keywords: biosecurity, economic analysis, total economic cost
Fields of Research : 14 Economics > 1402 Applied Economics > 140205 Environment and Resource Economics
14 Economics > 1402 Applied Economics > 140219 Welfare Economics

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