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Competition in health care markets: treatment volume and quality
10:45-11:45, T50A

This paper introduces a tractable model of competition in both the health insurance and the health care provider markets. Goal is to understand the interaction between the competition intensities in these two markets. To illustrate, if competition intensity falls in the health care provider market (say, due to a merger of hospitals) should it increase or decrease in the health insurance market? This is analyzed in a model where neither physicians' treatment decisions (volume) nor their efforts to increase treatment quality are contractible for insurers. 

When: 11 January 2017 10:45

End date: 11 January 2017 12:00

Where: Koopmans building