Public Mosquito Abatement: A Cluster Randomized Experiment [book]

Josselin Thuilliez, Yves Dumont
2017 Policy Research Working Papers   unpublished
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
more » ... 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. JEL classification: O12, I15, I25
doi:10.1596/1813-9450-7980 fatcat:b7ixanchszcpdnwwjkfy5v26oi