Our paper explores the relationship between AIDS mortality and economic growth. Although the relationship has been studied extensively, this paper differs in several ways. The most critical is that we use actual AIDS mortality figures and, most importantly, we stratify our data by GDP per capita. This paper concludes that for poor countries, there is a statistically significant negative relationship between AIDS mortality and economic growth, however this relationship turns positive as nations growth wealthier. We hypothesize that the industry surrounding the AIDS epidemic is outweighing the negative impact from the depletion of growth enhancing resources.
|Journal||Southwestern Journal of Economics|
|State||Published - Nov 2004|