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Economics of Strategy
Introduction. Strategy and Economics. Part One. Economic Foundations of Strategy. Chapter 1. Basic Microeconomic Principles. Chapter 2. Economies of Scale and Scope. Chapter 3. Agency andExpand
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Quality Disclosure and Certification: Theory and Practice
This essay reviews the theoretical and empirical literature on quality disclosure and certification. After comparing quality disclosure with other quality assurance mechanisms and describing a briefExpand
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Competition in health care markets.
  • D. Dranove
  • Business, Medicine
  • Health affairs
  • 1 August 2014
This chapter reviews the literature devoted to studying markets for health care services and health insurance. There has been tremendous growth and progress in this field. A tremendous amount of newExpand
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Competition and market power in option demand markets.
We call markets in which intermediaries sell networks of suppliers to consumers who are uncertain about their needs "option demand markets." In these markets, suppliers may grant the intermediariesExpand
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Competition and Market Power in Option Demand Markets
An increasing number of markets, particularly health insurance, are characterized by option demand. In option demand markets, intermediaries sell networks of upstream suppliers to downstreamExpand
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The Trillion Dollar Conundrum: Complementarities and Health Information Technology
We examine the relationship between the adoption of EMR and hospital operating costs. We first identify a puzzle that has been seen in prior studies: Adoption of EMR is associated with a slight costExpand
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Hospital consolidation and costs: another look at the evidence.
We investigate whether pairwise hospital consolidation leads to cost savings. We use a unified empirical methodology to assess both systems and mergers. Our comparison group for each consolidationExpand
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Pricing by non-profit institutions. The case of hospital cost-shifting.
  • D. Dranove
  • Economics, Medicine
  • Journal of health economics
  • 1 March 1988
This paper shows that a hospital whose objective function includes output as well as profits may raise price to private paying patients in response to cuts in the price it receives for Madicaid orExpand
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Demand inducement and the physician/patient relationship.
  • D. Dranove
  • Economics, Medicine
  • Economic inquiry
  • 1 April 1988
The physician/patient relationship is a paradigm for any expert/client relationship. The physician both diagnoses the patient's illness and recommends a treatment. This dual role gives the physicianExpand
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