Results for: Economics

A crowded, low-income neighborhood in Delhi, India

March 14, 2018

Vaccine Access for Nation’s Poorest Residents Has Massive Impact on Effective Flu Planning

According to the results of a newly published Biocomplexity Institute study, considering the unique health needs of the very poor can increase the accuracy of government planning for major disease outbreaks by as much as 55 percent.

July 13, 2017

From Epidemics to Economics: Biocomplexity Institute Agent-based Modeling Research Featured in PNAS

The Biocomplexity Institute's agent-based modeling systems helped fight Ebola in 2014, now they could help tackle other disease outbreaks, economic turbulence, and more.

June 01, 2017

Vaccinating Kids Early During Flu Season Could Have Surprising Economic Impact, New Study Suggests

Researchers used a simulated flu outbreak to measure how targeting certain populations for vaccination can benefit society at large.

May 09, 2017

Undergraduates Assist Social and Decision Analytics Laboratory in Economic Impact Study

A new effort to assess the cost-efficiency of open-source software, led by the Biocomplexity Institute of Virginia Tech’s Social and Decision Analytics Laboratory, was carried out with assistance from undergraduate students at the university’s Blacksburg campus.