NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Barriers to Health and the Poverty Trap

Yin-Chi Wang, Ping Wang

NBER Working Paper No. 19263
Issued in August 2013

---- Acknowledgements -----

We are grateful for valuable comments and suggestions from Jerome Adda, Costas Azariadis, Jim Bullard, Ken Chay, Stacey Chen, Shin-Yi Chou, Eric French, Jang-Ting Guo, Seema Jayachandran, Kamhon Kan, Rody Manuelli, Wung Lik Ng, Juan Pantano, B. Ravikumar, Yongseok Shin, Tom Vogl, and Danyang Xie, as well as seminar and conference participants at Academia Sinica, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Washington University in St. Louis, the Summer Meetings of the Econometric Society, the Society for Economic Dynamics Annual Meeting, the NBER Health Economics Program Meeting, the Midwest Macroeconomic Meetings, the Society for the Advancement of Economic Theory Conference, and the International Conference on Socioeconomic Causes and Consequences of Public Health. Financial support from Academia Sinica, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, the Center for Economic Dynamics (CEDEC), and the Center for Research in Economics and Strategy (CRES) is gratefully acknowledged. Needless to say, the usual disclaimer applies. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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