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Income-Based Price Subsidies, Parallel Imports and Markets Access to New Drugs for the Poor

Rajat Acharyya () and Maria Garcia-Alonso

Studies in Economics from School of Economics, University of Kent

Abstract: In health markets, government policies tend to subsidise poorer groups. The purpose of this paper is to analyse the implications of an income-based subsidy policy on the incentives of countries to implement price arbitrage and of firms to provide market access to poorer groups.

Keywords: Pharmaceuticals; Income Based Subsidies; Parallel Imports; Market Access (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D4 L1 I1 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2008-12
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