Kyoto Environment and Development Seminar on Dec. 2 [for Members and Generals]

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Kyoto Environment & Development Seminar #4

  • Date&Time: December 2, 2021, Thursday, 10:30-12:00 (JST)
  • Language: English
  • Venue: Zoom Web Seminar
  • Registration: meeting/register/tZIqcu2rrjorHdXfXY0O6d_cLm21Y57DGWdO
  • Speaker: Yuya Kudo (IDE-JETRO)
  • Title: Impacts of Legislation for Infectious Disease Control: Evidence from HIV Testing in Mali


I examine the impact of HIV-specific laws, which can criminalize HIV non-disclosure, exposure, and transmission, on women’s voluntary testing using a regression discontinuity design that exploits the timing of enacting such legislation in Mali during a nationally representative household survey. On the day of legislation, the test uptake and the rate of identifying HIV positives declined. While more research is needed, the impact was salient for rural females with media access near the capital. Self-reported HIV-related discrimination also increased on that day. Altogether, the law discouraged test uptake among HIV-positive females by reinforcing HIV stigma and/or fear of legal punishment.

  • Chair: Ken Miura (Division of Natural Resource Economics, Kyoto University)
  • Organizers: Junichi Ito, Yohei Mitani, Ken Miura, Chieko Umetsu


Division of Natural Resource Economics
Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyoto University
Ken Miura

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