Gianmaria Martini

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In our duopoly, an irreversible investment incorporates a signi…cant amount of R&D, so that the improvement it introduces in production processes generates a spillover lowering the second comer's investment cost. The presence of the inter-…rm spillover substantially a¤ects the equilibrium of the dynamic game: for low – and hence realistic – spillover(More)
a r t i c l e i n f o Available online xxxx JEL classification: I12 I18 R12 C51 Keywords: Health outcomes Hospital efficiency Trade-off effectiveness/efficiency We study the presence and the magnitudes of trade-offs between health outcomes and hospitals' efficiency using a data set from Lombardy, Italy, for the period 2008–2011. Our goal is to analyze(More)
BACKGROUND In Italy, copayment has changed its nature and it can no longer be simply considered a system to curb inappropriate expenditure. It has become an important form of revenue for public health care provision, but it might also become a source of distortions in income and health benefits redistribution. METHODS We use a rich administrative dataset(More)
We investigate how the intensity of competition among airports affects their technical efficiency by computing airports' markets on the basis of a potential demand approach. We find that the intensity of competition has a negative impact on airports' efficiency in Italy from 2005 to 2008. This implies that airports belonging to a local air transportation(More)
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