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Rhema Vaithianathan

Working paper

Digital contact tracing for COVID-19: a primer for policymakers

In this working paper, Australasian researchers use a simple graphical model of infection transmissions to illustrate why COVID-19 is particularly challenging to manage with traditional manual contact tracing.

An Economic Analysis of the Private Health Insurance Incentive Act (1998)

This paper by Rhema Vaithianathan argues that since insurers are able to design plans to separate risk groups, the consequences of adverse selection - one of the bases for the introduction of the Private Health Insurance Incentive Act (1998) - may have been exaggerated.