Pedro Pita Barros

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  • Pedro Pita Barros, Pau Olivella, Matilde Pinto Machado, Inés Macho-Stadler, Xavier Martínez-Giralt, Jorge Mestre
  • 2000
We develop a model of waiting lists for public hospitals when physicians deliver both private and public treatment. Public treatment is free but rationed, i.e., only cases meeting some medical criteria area admitted for treatment. Private treatment has no waiting time but entails payment of a fee. Both physicians and patients take into account that each(More)
This paper makes several contributions to the growing literature on the economics of religion. First, we explicitly introduce spatial-location models into the economics of religion. Second, we offer a new explanation for the observed tendency of state (monopoly) churches to locate toward the " low-tension " end of the " strictness continuum " (in a(More)
The lemons model assumes that owners of used cars have an informational advantage over potential buyers with respect to the quality of their vehicles. Owners of bad cars will try to sell them to unsuspecting buyers while owners of good cars will hold on to theirs. Consequently, the quality of traded automobiles should be sub-average. In contrast to previous(More)
In this paper, we study the dynamics of usage intensity of second-generation cellular telephony over the diffusion curve. We address two specific questions: First, does information about usage intensity over time allow us to draw conclusions about the underlying drivers of technology diffusion? Second, what effect does the existence and penetration of(More)
There is a paucity of literature concerning the relation between the resource utilization decisions of the salaried hospital based physician and patient outcomes in a national health service. The purpose of our study is to model and test hospital production where the major decision makers are physicians. We view the output of the hospital as a distribution(More)
One of the mechanisms that is implemented in the cost containment wave in the health care sectors in western countries is the definition, by the third-party payer, of a set of preferred providers. The insured patients have different access rules to such providers when ill. The rules specify the co-payments and the indemnity the patient obtains if(More)
In the presence of switching costs, firms are often interested in expanding current market shares to exploit their customer base in the future. However, if the product is sold by retailers, manufacturers may face the problem of extracting too much surplus from the retailer. If this happens, then the latter has not an incentive to build a subscriber base.(More)
UNLABELLED In 2002, Spring et al reported a family with an autosomal dominant form of hereditary sensory neuropathy; patients also presented adult onset of gastroesophageal reflux and cough. Since then, no further families have been described. OBJECTIVE To study a new Portuguese family with these characteristics. METHOD To describe the clinical and(More)
The Centre for Market and Public Organisation (CMPO) is a leading research centre, combining expertise in economics, geography and law. Our objective is to study the intersection between the public and private sectors of the economy, and in particular to understand the right way to organise and deliver public services. The Centre aims to develop research,(More)
Isabel Medalho Pereira is a policy specialist at the Human Development Report Office (UNDP) and a research collaborator of CEFAGE (Evora, Portugal). Abstract This paper studies the performance of immigrants relative to natives, in terms of their health status, use of health care services, lifestyles, and coverage of health expenditures. We base the analysis(More)