Garcia-Alonso, M.C. and Acharyya, R. (2006) Self-interested international income redistribution and access to health care innovation. European Journal of Political Economy, 22 (2). pp. 322-336. ISSN 0176-2680.
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We study how income redistribution affects decisions of a health care innovator and the utility of individuals. We find that income redistribution from rich to poor can increase the quality of medical innovation and the utility of some consumers whose income is reduced through the redistribution. We therefore find a non-altruistic motive for international income transfers that would increase access to health innovations.
|Uncontrolled keywords:||Health care; Innovation; International income distribution; Pharmaceuticals|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences|
|Divisions:||Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Economics|
|Depositing User:||C. Hudson|
|Date Deposited:||19 Dec 2007 18:24|
|Last Modified:||25 Jan 2013 13:35|
|Resource URI:||http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/652 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)|
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