Income Redistribution and Access to Innovations in Health Care
AbstractWe study the impact a redistribution of income has on the decisions of a health care innovator and the utility of consumers. We find that income redistribution from rich to poor increases the quality of the medical innovation, reduces its price and increases the utility of some of the consumers whose income is reduced through the redistribution.
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- D4 - Microeconomics - - Market Structure and Pricing
- L1 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance
- I1 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2001-07-30 (All new papers)
- NEP-HEA-2001-07-30 (Health Economics)
- NEP-INO-2001-07-30 (Innovation)
- NEP-LAB-2001-07-30 (Labour Economics)
- NEP-LTV-2001-07-30 (Unemployment, Inequality & Poverty)
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