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We examine the interaction in the market for physician services when the total budget for reimbursement is fixed. Physicians obtain points for the services they render. At the end of the period the budget is divided by the sum of all points submitted, which determines the price per point. We show that this retrospective payment system involves -- compared(More)
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von Siemens for their comments and suggestions. Abstract Inequity aversion is a special form of other regarding preferences and captures many features of reciprocal behavior, an apparently robust pattern in human nature. Using this concept we analyze the Moral Hazard problem and derive several results which differ from conventional contract theory. Our(More)
In this paper, the effects of new methods for risk classification, e.g., genetic tests, on health insurance markets are studied using an insurance model with state contingent utility functions. The analysis focuses on the case of treatment costs higher than the patient's willingness to pay where standard models of asymmetric information are not applicable.(More)
November1999 Abstract: Rothschild and Stiglitz (1976) demonstrated that adverse selection may entail nonexis-tence of equilibrium in competitive insurance markets. We approach this problem in a dynamic model with boundedly rational insurance rms. Firms' behavior is based on imitation of proot making contracts, withdrawal of loss making contracts, and(More)