Learning, Misallocation, and Technology Adoption: Evidence from New Malaria Therapy in Tanzania

I show that malaria misdiagnosis, common in resource-poor settings, decreases the expected effectiveness of an important new therapy–since only a fraction of treated individuals have malaria–and reduces the rate of learning via increased noise. Using pilot program data from Tanzania, I exploit varia...

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Main Author: Adhvaryu, Achyuta R
Format: Paper
Language: English
Place of publication: 01.09.2011
Related: Economic Growth Center, Yale University
Data of publication: 2011/09
Series: Working Papers
Online Access: available in Bonn?
Database: RePEc IDEAS
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