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Cervellati, Matteo and Sunde, Uwe (2011): Disease and development: The role of life expectancy reconsidered. In: Economics Letters, Vol. 113, No. 3: pp. 269-272

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This note estimates the causal effect of life expectancy on per capita income and tests the hypothesis of a non-monotonic effect using finite mixture models. The results confirm the hypothesis and qualify recent evidence for a negative effect by Acemoglu and Johnson (2007).

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