Identification of Supplier-induced Demand. What kind of consumer information matters?

Schmid, Christian (October 2013). Identification of Supplier-induced Demand. What kind of consumer information matters? (Discussion Papers 13-01). Bern: Department of Economics

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The focus of the present study is on consumer health information in relation to supplier induced demand (SID). We argue that previously used measures of consumer health information are not suitable to identify SID. Using a new information measure based on questions of the Swiss Health Survey, we estimate a Poisson hurdle model for office visits. We find that information has a negative effect on health care utilization, thus providing evidence for the SID hypothesis.

Item Type:

Working Paper

Division/Institute:

03 Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences > Department of Economics

UniBE Contributor:

Schmid, Christian Philipp

Subjects:

300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 330 Economics

Series:

Discussion Papers

Publisher:

Department of Economics

Language:

English

Submitter:

Lars Tschannen

Date Deposited:

27 Oct 2020 15:57

Last Modified:

20 Mar 2021 08:30

JEL Classification:

I11, I18, C24

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.145760

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/145760

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