Kurt Richard Brekke

Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) - Department of Economics

Helleveien 30

N-5035 Bergen

Norway

CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute)

Poschinger Str. 5

Munich, DE-81679

Germany

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Scholarly Papers (31)

1.

Public versus Private Health Care in a National Health Service

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 1679
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 31 Mar 2006
Kurt Richard Brekke and Lars Sorgard
Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) - Department of Economics and Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration (NHH)
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Abstract:

health care, mixed oligopoly, physician dual practice

2.

Direct-to-Consumer Advertising in Pharmaceutical Markets

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 1493
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 21 Jul 2005
Kurt Richard Brekke and Michael Kuhn
Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) - Department of Economics and Austrian Academy of Sciences - Vienna Institute of Demography
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Citation 8

Abstract:

marketing, pharmaceuticals, oligopoly

3.

Regulation and Pricing of Pharmaceuticals: Reference Pricing or Price Cap Regulation?

CESifo Working Paper No. 2059
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 20 Jul 2007
Kurt Richard Brekke, Astrid Grasdal and Tor Helge Holmas
Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) - Department of Economics, University of Bergen - Department of Economics and University of Bergen - Department of Economics
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Citation 8

Abstract:

pharmaceuticals, price regulation, branded-generic competition

4.

Reference Pricing of Pharmaceuticals

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 1825
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 26 Oct 2006
Kurt Richard Brekke, Ingrid Königbauer and Odd Rune Straume
Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) - Department of Economics, University of Munich and University of Minho - Economic Policies Research Unit (NIPE)
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Citation 7

Abstract:

pharmaceuticals, reference pricing, product differentiation

5.

Hospital Competition and Quality with Regulated Prices

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 2635
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 29 Apr 2009
Kurt Richard Brekke, Luigi Siciliani and Odd Rune Straume
Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) - Department of Economics, University of York and University of Minho - Economic Policies Research Unit (NIPE)
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Abstract:

hospitals, competition, quality

Margins and Market Shares: Pharmacy Incentives for Generic Substitution

NHH Dept. of Economics Discussion Paper No. 18/2010
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 20 Aug 2010 Last Revised: 28 Oct 2010
Kurt Richard Brekke, Tor Helge Holmas and Odd Rune Straume
Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) - Department of Economics, University of Bergen - Department of Economics and University of Minho - Economic Policies Research Unit (NIPE)
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Abstract:

Pharmaceuticals, Pharmacies, Generic Substitution

Margins and Market Shares: Pharmacy Incentives for Generic Substitution

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 4055
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 23 Jan 2013
Kurt Richard Brekke, Tor Helge Holmas and Odd Rune Straume
Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) - Department of Economics, University of Bergen - Department of Economics and University of Minho - Economic Policies Research Unit (NIPE)
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Abstract:

pharmaceuticals, pharmacies, generic substitution

7.

Regulation, Generic Competition and Pharmaceutical Prices: Theory and Evidence from a Natural Experiment

NHH Dept. of Economics Discussion Paper No. 39/2007
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 11 Feb 2010
Kurt Richard Brekke, Tor Helge Holmas and Odd Rune Straume
Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) - Department of Economics, Foundation for Research in Economics and Business Administration (SNF) and University of Minho - Economic Policies Research Unit (NIPE)
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Citation 4

Abstract:

Pharmaceuticals, Regulation, Generic Competition

8.

Pharmaceutical Patents: Incentives for R&D or Marketing?

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 2433
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 28 Oct 2008
Kurt Richard Brekke and Odd Rune Straume
Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) - Department of Economics and University of Minho - Economic Policies Research Unit (NIPE)
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Abstract:

marketing, Research & Development, pharmaceutical

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Can Competition Reduce Quality?

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 4629
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 06 Mar 2014
Kurt Richard Brekke, Luigi Siciliani and Odd Rune Straume
Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) - Department of Economics, University of York and University of Minho - Economic Policies Research Unit (NIPE)
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Abstract:

quality and price competition, motivated providers, risk-averse providers

Can Competition Reduce Quality?

NHH Dept. of Economics Discussion Paper No. 9/2012
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 02 Apr 2012
Kurt Richard Brekke, Luigi Siciliani and Odd Rune Straume
Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) - Department of Economics, University of York and University of Minho - Economic Policies Research Unit (NIPE)
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Abstract:

Quality and price competition, Motivated providers, Risk-averse providers

Can Competition Reduce Quality?

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP9810
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 02 Jun 2014
Kurt Richard Brekke, Luigi Siciliani and Odd Rune Straume
Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) - Department of Economics, University of York and University of Minho - Economic Policies Research Unit (NIPE)
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Motivated providers, Quality and price competition, Risk-averse providers

Horizontal Mergers and Product Quality

NHH Dept. of Economics Discussion Paper No. 04/2014
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 11 Feb 2014
Kurt Richard Brekke, Luigi Siciliani and Odd Rune Straume
Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) - Department of Economics, University of York and University of Minho - Economic Policies Research Unit (NIPE)
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Abstract:

Horizontal mergers; Quality; Spatial Competition

Horizontal Mergers and Product Quality

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 5406
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 06 Jul 2015
Kurt Richard Brekke, Luigi Siciliani and Odd Rune Straume
Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) - Department of Economics, University of York and University of Minho - Economic Policies Research Unit (NIPE)
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Abstract:

horizontal mergers, quality and price competition

Horizontal Mergers and Product Quality

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP10156
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 25 Sep 2014
Kurt Richard Brekke, Luigi Siciliani and Odd Rune Straume
Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) - Department of Economics, University of York and University of Minho - Economic Policies Research Unit (NIPE)
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Abstract:

horizontal mergers, quality, spatial competition

11.

Gatekeeping in Health Care

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 1552
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 24 Oct 2005
Kurt Richard Brekke, Robert Nuscheler and Odd Rune Straume
Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) - Department of Economics, Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin fuer Sozialforschung (WZB) - Market Processes and Governance and University of Minho - Economic Policies Research Unit (NIPE)
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Citation 12

Abstract:

gatekeeping, imperfect information, quality competition, product differentiation, price regulation

Price Regulation and Parallel Imports of Pharmaceuticals

NHH Dept. of Economics Discussion Paper No. 01/2014
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 23 Jan 2014
Kurt Richard Brekke, Tor Helge Holmas and Odd Rune Straume
Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) - Department of Economics, University of Bergen - Department of Economics and University of Minho - Economic Policies Research Unit (NIPE)
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Abstract:

Pharmaceutical market; Price regulation; Parallel imports

Price Regulation and Parallel Imports of Pharmaceuticals

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 5469
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 15 Aug 2015
Kurt Richard Brekke, Tor Helge Holmas and Odd Rune Straume
Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) - Department of Economics, University of Bergen - Department of Economics and University of Minho - Economic Policies Research Unit (NIPE)
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Abstract:

pharmaceutical market, price regulation, parallel imports

13.

Hospital Mergers: A Spatial Competition Approach

NHH Dept. of Economics Discussion Paper No. 08/2013
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 18 Apr 2013
Kurt Richard Brekke, Luigi Siciliani and Odd Rune Straume
Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) - Department of Economics, University of York and University of Minho - Economic Policies Research Unit (NIPE)
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Abstract:

Hospital mergers, Spatial Competition, Antitrust

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Citation 5

Hospital Mergers with Regulated Prices

NHH Dept. of Economics Discussion Paper No. 21/2014
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 01 Jul 2014
Kurt Richard Brekke, Luigi Siciliani and Odd Rune Straume
Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) - Department of Economics, University of York and University of Minho - Economic Policies Research Unit (NIPE)
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Citation 5

Abstract:

Hospital mergers; Quality competition; Cost efficiency; Antitrust

Hospital Mergers with Regulated Prices

The Scandinavian Journal of Economics, Vol. 119, Issue 3, pp. 597-627, 2017
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 30 Jun 2017
Kurt Richard Brekke, Luigi Siciliani and Odd Rune Straume
Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) - Department of Economics, University of York and University of Minho - Economic Policies Research Unit (NIPE)
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Antitrust, cost efficiency, hospital mergers, quality competition

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Competition and Waiting Times in Hospital Markets

CESifo Working Paper No. 2124
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 18 Oct 2007
Kurt Richard Brekke, Luigi Siciliani and Odd Rune Straume
Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) - Department of Economics, University of York and University of Minho - Economic Policies Research Unit (NIPE)
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Citation 5

Abstract:

hospitals, competition, waiting times

Competition and Waiting Times in Hospital Markets

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP6285
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 22 May 2008
Kurt Richard Brekke, Luigi Siciliani and Odd Rune Straume
Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) - Department of Economics, University of York and University of Minho - Economic Policies Research Unit (NIPE)
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competition, hospitals, waiting times

Quality Competition with Profit Constraints: Do Non-Profit Firms Provide Higher Quality than For-Profit Firms?

NHH Department of Economics Discussion Paper No. 2/2011
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 18 Feb 2011
Kurt Richard Brekke, Luigi Siciliani and Odd Rune Straume
Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) - Department of Economics, University of York and University of Minho - Economic Policies Research Unit (NIPE)
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Abstract:

Profit Constraints, Quality Competition, Semi-Altruistic Providers

Quality Competition with Profit Constraints: Do Non-Profit Firms Provide Higher Quality than For-Profit Firms?

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP8284
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 14 Mar 2011
Kurt Richard Brekke, Luigi Siciliani and Odd Rune Straume
Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) - Department of Economics, University of York and University of Minho - Economic Policies Research Unit (NIPE)
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Profit constraints, Quality competition, Semi-altruistic providers

Patient Mobility, Health Care Quality and Welfare

NHH Dept. of Economics Discussion Paper No. 13/2011
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 23 Sep 2011
Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) - Department of Economics, University of Brescia - Department of Economics and Management, University of York and University of Minho - Economic Policies Research Unit (NIPE)
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Abstract:

Patient mobility, Health care quality, Regional and global welfare

Patient Mobility, Health Care Quality and Welfare

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 4576
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 05 Feb 2014
Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) - Department of Economics, University of Brescia - Department of Economics and Management, University of York and University of Minho - Economic Policies Research Unit (NIPE)
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Abstract:

patient mobility, health care quality, regional and global welfare

Patient Mobility, Health Care Quality and Welfare

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP8559
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 16 Sep 2011
Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) - Department of Economics, University of Brescia - Department of Economics and Management, University of York and University of Minho - Economic Policies Research Unit (NIPE)
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Abstract:

health care quality, patient mobility, regional and global welfare

Capital Taxation and Imperfect Competition: ACE vs. CBIT

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 5075
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 02 Dec 2014
Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) - Department of Economics, Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) - Department of Economics, Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) and Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) - Department of Business and Management Science
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Abstract:

optimal corporate taxation, corporate tax reform, imperfect competition, ACE, CBIT

Capital Taxation and Imperfect Competition: ACE vs. CBIT

IEB Working Paper N. 2015/27
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 27 Oct 2015
Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) - Department of Economics, Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) - Department of Economics, Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) and Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) - Department of Business and Management Science
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Abstract:

Optimal corporate taxation, corporate tax reform, imperfect competition, ACE, CBIT

Capital Taxation and Imperfect Competition: ACE vs. CBIT.

NHH Dept. of Economics Discussion Paper No. 32/2014
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 23 Jan 2015
Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) - Department of Economics, Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) - Department of Economics, Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) and Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) - Department of Business and Management Science
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Abstract:

Optimal corporate taxation, Corporate tax reform, Imperfect competition.

Capital Taxation and Imperfect Competition: ACE vs. CBIT

NHH Dept. of Business and Management Science Discussion Paper No. 2014/37
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 20 Nov 2014
Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) - Department of Economics, Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) - Department of Economics, Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) and Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) - Department of Business and Management Science
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Abstract:

Optimal corporate taxation, Corporate tax reform, Imperfect competition, ACE, CBIT

Competition and Quality in Regulated Markets with Sluggish Demand

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 2922
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 01 Feb 2010
Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) - Department of Economics, University of Catania - Department of Economics and Business, University of York and University of Minho - Economic Policies Research Unit (NIPE)
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Abstract:

regulated markets, competition, quality, differential games

Competition and Quality in Regulated Markets with Sluggish Demand

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP6938
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 02 Dec 2008
Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) - Department of Economics, University of Catania - Department of Economics and Business, University of York and University of Minho - Economic Policies Research Unit (NIPE)
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Abstract:

Competition, quality, regulated markets

Hospital Competition with Soft Budgets

NHH Dept. of Economics Discussion Paper No. 6/2012
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 02 Apr 2012
Kurt Richard Brekke, Luigi Siciliani and Odd Rune Straume
Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) - Department of Economics, University of York and University of Minho - Economic Policies Research Unit (NIPE)
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Abstract:

Hospital competition, Soft budgets, Quality, Cost efficiency

Hospital Competition with Soft Budgets

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 4073
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 30 Jan 2013
Kurt Richard Brekke, Luigi Siciliani and Odd Rune Straume
Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) - Department of Economics, University of York and University of Minho - Economic Policies Research Unit (NIPE)
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Abstract:

hospital competition, soft budgets, quality, cost efficiency

Hospital Competition with Soft Budgets

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP9302
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 01 Feb 2013
Kurt Richard Brekke, Luigi Siciliani and Odd Rune Straume
Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) - Department of Economics, University of York and University of Minho - Economic Policies Research Unit (NIPE)
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Cost efficiency, Hospital competition, Quality, Soft budgets

Hospital Competition with Soft Budgets

The Scandinavian Journal of Economics, Vol. 117, Issue 3, pp. 1019-1048, 2015
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 23 Jun 2015
Kurt Richard Brekke, Luigi Siciliani and Odd Rune Straume
Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) - Department of Economics, University of York and University of Minho - Economic Policies Research Unit (NIPE)
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Abstract:

Cost efficiency, hospital competition, quality, soft budgets

21.

On the Competitive Effect of Informative Advertising

NHH Dept. of Economics Discussion Paper No. 16/2009
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 19 Feb 2010
Kurt Richard Brekke and Michael Kuhn
Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) - Department of Economics and Austrian Academy of Sciences - Vienna Institute of Demography
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Abstract:

Informative Advertising, Price Competition, Product

22.

Reference Pricing, Competition, and Pharmaceutical Expenditures: Theory and Evidence from a Natural Experiment

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 3258
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 01 Dec 2010
Kurt Richard Brekke, Tor Helge Holmas and Odd Rune Straume
Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) - Department of Economics, University of Bergen - Department of Economics and University of Minho - Economic Policies Research Unit (NIPE)
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Citation 1

Abstract:

pharmaceuticals, regulation, generic competition

23.

Diffusion of Pharmaceuticals: Cross-Country Evidence of Anti-TNF Drugs

NHH Dept. of Economics Discussion Paper No. 07/2013
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 18 Apr 2013
Kurt Richard Brekke, Dag Morten Dalen and Tor Helge Holmas
Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) - Department of Economics, BI Norwegian Business School - Department of Economics and University of Bergen - Department of Economics
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Abstract:

Diffusion; pharmaceuticals; cross-country analysis

24.

Quality and Location Choices under Price Regulation

Journal of Economics & Management Strategy, Vol. 15, No. 1, pp. 207-227, March 2006
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 16 Apr 2006
Kurt Richard Brekke, Robert Nuscheler and Odd Rune Straume
Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) - Department of Economics, Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin fuer Sozialforschung (WZB) - Market Processes and Governance and University of Minho - Economic Policies Research Unit (NIPE)
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25.

Socioeconomic Status and Physicians’Treatment Decisions.

NHH Dept. of Economics Discussion Paper No. 12/2015
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 12 Jun 2015
Kurt Richard Brekke, Tor Helge Holmas, Karin Monstad and Odd Rune Straume
Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) - Department of Economics, University of Bergen - Department of Economics, Uni Research AS and University of Minho - Economic Policies Research Unit (NIPE)
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Abstract:

Socio-economic status; Primary care; General Practitioners.

26.

Does Reference Pricing Drive Out Generic Competition in Pharmaceutical Markets? Evidence from a Policy Reform.

NHH Dept. of Economics Discussion Paper No. 11/2015
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 12 Jun 2015
Kurt Richard Brekke, Chiara Canta and Odd Rune Straume
Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) - Department of Economics, Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) - Department of Economics and University of Minho - Economic Policies Research Unit (NIPE)
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Abstract:

Pharmaceuticals; Reference pricing; Generic entry

27.

Reference Pricing with Endogenous Generic Entry

NHH Dept. of Economics Discussion Paper No. 4/2015
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 17 Apr 2015
Kurt Richard Brekke, Chiara Canta and Odd Rune Straume
Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) - Department of Economics, Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) - Department of Economics and University of Minho - Economic Policies Research Unit (NIPE)
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Abstract:

Pharmaceuticals; Reimbursement schemes; Generic entry

28.

Do Treatment Decisions Depend on Physicians' Financial Incentives?

NHH Dept. of Economics Discussion Paper No. 15/2015
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 20 Aug 2015
Kurt Richard Brekke, Tor Helge Holmas, Karin Monstad and Odd Rune Straume
Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) - Department of Economics, University of Bergen - Department of Economics, Uni Research AS and University of Minho - Economic Policies Research Unit (NIPE)
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Abstract:

General Practitioners; Fee-for-service; Profit-motivation

29.

Price and Quality in Spatial Competition

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP7422
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 08 Sep 2009
Kurt Richard Brekke, Luigi Siciliani and Odd Rune Straume
Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) - Department of Economics, University of York and University of Minho - Economic Policies Research Unit (NIPE)
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Income effects, Quality, Spatial competition

30.

Competition and Quality in Regulated Markets: A Differential-Game Approach

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP6801
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 12 Jun 2008
Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) - Department of Economics, University of Catania - Department of Economics and Business, University of York and University of Minho - Economic Policies Research Unit (NIPE)
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Abstract:

Competition, Quality, Regulated markets

31.

Competition and Physician Behaviour: Does the Competitive Environment Affect the Propensity to Issue Sickness Certificates?

NHH Dept. of Economics Discussion Paper No. 03/2017
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 17 Mar 2017
Kurt Richard Brekke, Tor Helge Holmas, Karin Monstad and Odd Rune Straume
Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) - Department of Economics, University of Bergen - Department of Economics, Uni Research AS and University of Minho - Economic Policies Research Unit (NIPE)
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Abstract:

Physicians, Competition, Sickness certification