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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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The Effect of Information on Product Quality: Evidence from Restaurant Hygiene Grade Cards
This study examines the effect of an increase in product quality information to consumers on firms' choices of product quality. In 1998 Los Angeles County introduced hygiene quality grade cards to beExpand
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Competition and disclosure incentives: an empirical study of HMOs.
  • G. Jin
  • Economics, Medicine
  • The Rand journal of economics
  • 2005
I examine Health Maintenance Organizations' (HMOs) voluntary disclosure of product quality, which is not as complete as unraveling theories predict. After controlling for cost and demand factors, IExpand
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Do Social Networks Solve Information Problems for Peer-to-Peer Lending? Evidence from Prosper.com
This paper studies peer-to-peer (p2p) lending on the Internet. Prosper.com, the first p2p lending website in the US, matches individual lenders and borrowers for unsecured consumer loans. UsingExpand
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Information, learning, and drug diffusion: The case of Cox-2 inhibitors
The recent withdrawal of Cox-2 Inhibitors has generated debate on the role of information in drug diffusion: can the market learn the efficacy of new drugs, or does it depend solely on manufacturerExpand
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The Promise of Beijing: Evaluating the Impact of the 2008 Olympic Games on Air Quality
To prepare for the 2008 Olympic Games, China adopted a number of radical measures to improve air quality. Using officially reported air pollution index (API) from 2000 to 2009, we show that theseExpand
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Reputational Incentives for Restaurant Hygiene
How can consumers be assured that firms will endeavor to provide good quality when quality is unobservable prior to purchase? We test the hypothesis that reputational incentives are effective atExpand
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Price, Quality and Reputation: Evidence from an Online Field Experiment
This paper examines the link between price, quality, seller claims and seller reputation in Internet auctions. To obtain a precise measure of quality, we purchased actual baseball cards and have themExpand
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Does Health Insurance Coverage Lead to Better Health and Educational Outcomes? Evidence from Rural China
  • Y. Chen, G. Jin
  • Business, Medicine
  • Journal of health economics
  • 1 September 2010
Using 2006 China Agricultural Census (CAC), we examine whether the introduction of the New Cooperative Medical System (NCMS) has affected child mortality, maternal mortality, and school enrollment ofExpand
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The Effect of Prescription Drug Advertising on Doctor Visits
The dramatic increase of direct-to-consumer advertising (DTCA) of prescription drugs created intensive debates on its effects on patient and doctor behaviors. Combining 1994-2000 DTCA data with theExpand
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