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Public Mosquito Abatement: A Cluster Randomized Experiment

Abstract : 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 Re´union 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.
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Josselin Thuilliez, Yves Dumont. Public Mosquito Abatement: A Cluster Randomized Experiment. World Bank Economic Review, Oxford University Press (OUP), 2019, 33 (2), pp.479-497. ⟨10.1093/wber/lhw066⟩. ⟨halshs-01493384⟩



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