External economies of scale, government purchasing commitment and welfare improvements in the vaccines industry
Some industries exhibit external economies of scale. In these cases,the introduction of self-financing tax subsidy programmes canimprove social welfare. This paper advocates intervention incompetitive markets if economies of scale existand implementing the policy is inexpensive.
Volume (Year): 1 (2012)
Issue (Month): 2 (December)
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