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Public mosquito abatement: A cluster randomized experiment

Thuilliez J., Dumont Y.. 2019. World Bank Economic Review, 33 (2) : p. 479-497.

Mosquito abatement is a public good. A simultaneous model of mosquito abundance and abatement response is developed. We then use data from a cluster randomized controlled experiment conducted over the period 2012¿2014 in urban areas of Réunion in France to study the impact of WHO-recommended mechanical elimination techniques, which involve removing sources of stagnant water around the house, on a number of outcomes, including objective entomological indices and self-declared protective behaviors. Empirical results document that households reduce their protective behavior in response to public control. This study holds implications for arboviral disease control, including Zika control.

Thématique : Organismes nuisibles des animaux; Maladies des animaux; Autres thèmes

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