BREAD Working Paper No. 590, June 2021

Could Vaccine Dose Stretching Reduce COVID-19 Deaths? Witold Wiecek, Amrita Ahuja, Michael Kremer, Alexandre Simoes Gomes, Christopher M. Snyder, Alex Tabarrok, and Brandon Joel Tan   Abstract We argue that alternative COVID-19 vaccine dosing regimens could potentially dramatically accelerate global COVID-19 vaccination and reduce mortality, and that the costs of testing these regimens are dwarfed […]

BREAD Working Paper No. 574, March 2020

Optimal Subsidies for Prevention of Infectious Disease Matthew Goodkin-Gold, Michael Kremer, Christopher M. Snyder, Heidi Williams Abstract Most economists would agree that the positive externalities caused by prevention of infectious disease create a prima facie case for subsidies. However, little is known about the appropriate magnitude of these subsidies, or about whether the level of […]