The UK Foot and Mouth Epidemic of 2001: A Research Resource
(Professor David Campbell, Professor Robert Lee, Tamara Egede)

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The last major foot and mouth epidemic in the United Kingdom occurred in 2001. The total costs arising from this outbreak have been put at no less than £9 billion, with at least £3 billion in direct costs to the public sector and about £5 billion in costs to tourism and the rural economy. Out of the total costs incurred during the outbreak, compensation payments to farmers for the slaughter of their animals and welfare reasons were placed at £1.34 billion.
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Economic Cost Of Foot And Mouth Disease In The UK: A Joint Working Paper by DEFRA/DCMS, March 2002

The 2001 Outbreak of Foot and Mouth Disease: Report By The Comptroller And Auditor-General. HC 939 Session 2001-2002, 21 June 2002

Report to Tourism Summit by the British Tourist Authority, 5 March 2002

Foot and Mouth Disease by C. Barclay, Research Paper 01/35 (House of Commons Library, London), March 2001) Top of page

Click here for other BRASS resources on the Foot and Mouth Outbreak

The Foot and Mouth Outbreak 2001: Lessons Not Learned by Professors David Campbell and Robert Lee

Culling By Numbers: Blackboard Economics and Foot and Mouth Disease Control by David Campbell and Robert Lee

Carnage By Computer: The Blackboard Economics of the 2001 Foot and Mouth Epidemic by David Campbell and Robert Lee

The Power To Panic: The Animal Health Act 2002 by David Campbell and Robert Lee

A summary report on the insurance aspects of the foot and mouth outbreak of 2001 by Dino Minoli Top of page


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