12:30—2:00 PM
Center for Global Development
2055 L Street NW
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Washington, DC 20036

The Economic Impact of ART Programs


Zoë McLaren (via video)
Assistant Professor, University of Michigan

Jeremy Barofsky
Okun-Model Fellow, Brookings Institution


Mead Over
Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development

The world recently reached a milestone in the fight against HIV/AIDS: 15 million people around the globe now have access to life-saving antiretroviral therapy (ART). In 2001, only 1 million people had such access. This has resulted in tremendous gains in population health and life expectancy for HIV-infected persons. Less well understood, however, are the non-health impacts of increased access to ART, such as on employment rates, and what those effects could mean for the economic benefits of HIV treatment.

In this brownbag, Zoë McLaren and Jeremy Barofsky will present their research into the effects of ART programs on labor market outcomes in South Africa and Malawi, respectively.


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