IDEAS home Printed from
   My bibliography  Save this article

Réglementation des prix et formes de la concurrence dans l'industrie pharmaceutique


  • Claude Le Pen


[eng] Price regulation and competition patterns in the ethical drug industry in france. . This article gives the results of an econometric modelization of the ethical drugs price and quantity determination institutionnal process for France. From price and promotion elasticities, it is shown that competition on the pharmaceutical market essentially occurs through promotion and product differenciation rather than through prices.. A comparison with elasticities that has been measured in other institutionnal contexts, and the results of an analysis of the price dynamic of new chimical entities, drive to the conclusion that the mentioned competition patterns are in fact greatly determined by the price regulation process itself. [fre] Réglementation des prix et formes de la concurrence dans l'industrie pharmaceutique. . A partir de la mesure des élasticités-prix et des élasticités-promotion au sein d'un modèle économétrique retraçant, sur données transversales, le processus institutionnel de détermination des quantités et des prix des produits pharmaceutiques, on montre que la concurrence sur ce marché s'exerce peu par les prix et davantage par l'effort promotionnel.. La comparaison de ces résultats avec ceux obtenus par d'autres auteurs dans des contextes institutionnels différents et les résultats d'une étude longitudinale de la dynamique des prix des innovations permettent de poser l'hypothèse que c'est le processus institutionnel de réglementation des prix lui-même qui est en grande partie à l'origine de cette forme de concurrence.

Suggested Citation

  • Claude Le Pen, 1988. "Réglementation des prix et formes de la concurrence dans l'industrie pharmaceutique," Revue Économique, Programme National Persée, vol. 39(6), pages 1159-1192.
  • Handle: RePEc:prs:reveco:reco_0035-2764_1988_num_39_6_409118
    DOI: 10.3406/reco.1988.409118
    Note: DOI:10.3406/reco.1988.409118

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL:
    Download Restriction: Data and metadata provided by Persée are licensed under a Creative Commons "Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0" License

    File URL:
    Download Restriction: Data and metadata provided by Persée are licensed under a Creative Commons "Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0" License

    As the access to this document is restricted, you may want to search for a different version of it.

    References listed on IDEAS

    1. Comanor, William S, 1986. "The Political Economy of the Pharmaceutical Industry," Journal of Economic Literature, American Economic Association, vol. 24(3), pages 1178-1217, September.
    2. Reekie, W Duncan, 1978. "Price and Quality Competition in the United States Drug Industry," Journal of Industrial Economics, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 26(3), pages 223-237, March.
    3. Nancy L. Stokey, 1979. "Intertemporal Price Discrimination," The Quarterly Journal of Economics, Oxford University Press, vol. 93(3), pages 355-371.
    Full references (including those not matched with items on IDEAS)


    Citations are extracted by the CitEc Project, subscribe to its RSS feed for this item.

    Cited by:

    1. Stéphane Jacobzone, 1998. "Le rôle des prix dans la régulation du secteur pharmaceutique," Économie et Statistique, Programme National Persée, vol. 312(1), pages 35-53.

    More about this item


    Access and download statistics


    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:prs:reveco:reco_0035-2764_1988_num_39_6_409118. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Equipe PERSEE). General contact details of provider: .

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    If CitEc recognized a reference but did not link an item in RePEc to it, you can help with this form .

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.