Essays in microeconomic theory

C. Schottmuller

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

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Abstract

The fourth paper explains why it might not be welfare maximizing to incentivize doctors to take costs of treatment into account in their prescription decisions. By extending the classic cheap talk model, it is shown that cost incentives reduce the information transmitted from patient to doctor which leads to a welfare loss.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • Tilburg University
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Boone, Jan, Promotor
Award date21 Jun 2012
Place of PublicationTilburg
Publisher
Print ISBNs9789056683177
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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