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Cambridge Infectious Diseases

An Interdisciplinary Research Centre at the University of Cambridge

Studying at Cambridge


Dr Flavio Toxvaerd


I conduct research on the optimal control of infectious diseases and the decentralisation of optimal policy to decentralised decision making. I also analyse equilibrium behaviour when decision makers are rational, strategically sophisticated and forward looking.

Research themes

Epidemiology and mathematical modelling:

The economics of infectious diseases

Departments and Institutes



  • Dynamics


  • Public Health

Key Publications

Time of the Essence; Journal of Economic Theory, 129(1), 252-272, 2006

A Theory of Optimal Deadlines; Journal of Economic Dynamics & Control, 31(2), 493-513, 2007

Strategic Merger Waves: A Theory of Musical Chairs; Journal of Economic Theory, 140(1), 1-26, 2008