Could swine flu tip the world into deflation?

Content Type
Working Paper
Institution
Oxford Economics
Abstract
Health experts agree that, while the current flu epidemic that started in Mexico in April 2009 may weaken during the summer, it could re-appear in the autumn, possibly in a stronger form. Using historical benchmarks of previous flu pandemics and of the SARS episode, we estimate the economic impact of a global flu pandemic.
Topic
Economics, Globalization, Health, Infectious Diseases
Political Geography
Mexico