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Entry and the Number of firms in the Swedish Pharmaceuticals Market

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  • Rudholm, Niklas

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This paper analyses the factors that determine entry into the Swedish pharmaceuticals market. The analysis is based on panel data for 22 different substances covering the years 1972 to 1996. The results show that profit opportunities in a particular market have a positive impact on entry. In addition, there is some evidence suggesting that the length of the patent protection period has a negative impact on entry.

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  • Rudholm, Niklas, 2000. "Entry and the Number of firms in the Swedish Pharmaceuticals Market," Umeå Economic Studies 541, Umeå University, Department of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:hhs:umnees:0541
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    1. Lars Calmfors & Anders Forslund & Maria Hemström, 2002. "Does Active Labour Market Policy Work? Lessons from the Swedish Experiences," CESifo Working Paper Series 675, CESifo Group Munich.
    2. Carling, Kenneth & Richardson, Katarina, 2001. "The relative efficiency of labor market programs: Swedish experience from the 1990's," Working Paper Series 2001:2, IFAU - Institute for Evaluation of Labour Market and Education Policy.
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    Keywords

    Pharmaceutical industry; entry; number of firms; panel data;

    JEL classification:

    • I11 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Analysis of Health Care Markets
    • L65 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Manufacturing - - - Chemicals; Rubber; Drugs; Biotechnology; Plastics

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