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Innovation and antibiotic use within antibiotic classes: Market incentives and economic instruments

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  • Herrmann, Markus
  • Nkuiya, Bruno
  • Dussault, Anne-Renée
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    We analyze a monopolist's incentive to innovate a new antibiotic which is connected to the same pool of antibiotic treatment efficacy as is another drug produced by a generic industry. We outline the differences of antibiotic use under market conditions and in the social optimum. A time- and state-dependent tax-subsidy mechanism is proposed to induce the monopolist and generic industry to exploit antibiotic efficacy optimally.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Resource and Energy Economics.

    Volume (Year): 35 (2013)
    Issue (Month): 4 ()
    Pages: 582-598

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:resene:v:35:y:2013:i:4:p:582-598

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    Keywords: Economics of antibiotic resistance; Antibiotic innovation; Monopoly; Generic industry; Social optimum; Economic instruments;

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