Tag Archives: mortality

The moral hazard of life-saving innovations: Naloxone access, opioid abuse, and crime

By Jennifer Doleac and Anita Mukherjee The United States is grappling with an epidemic of opioid abuse and mortality. The U.S. Surgeon General recently called for everyone to carry naloxone — a drug that can save someone’s life if administered … Continue reading

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Economic costs of global warming

Climate change is considered one of the major challenges of the 21st century. While politicians and scientists at the COP23 climate change conference in Bonn are currently debating the political implications, economists have looked into the various economic consequences of … Continue reading

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High mortality on payday: Don’t get too excited about your money!

Payday is supposed to be a cause for celebration. When the salary finally arrives, bills can be paid, and financial stress should be eased. But if there is still some money left, be careful how to spend it: As the … Continue reading

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Early retirement makes men live longer

Does early retirement affect how long people live? In a new IZA Discussion Paper, Hans Bloemen, Stefan Hochguertel and Jochem Zweerink investigate this question by estimating the impact of early retirement on the probability to die within five years. They … Continue reading

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