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Uncertainty and health insurance

Jan Abel Olsen

in Principles in Health Economics and Policy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199237814
eISBN:
9780191717215
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199237814.003.0007
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter shows that there is a welfare gain from health insurance because people are risk averse with respect to the financial implications of the prospect of ill health. There are effectively ... More


Uncertainty and health insurance

Jan Abel Olsen

in Principles in Health Economics and Policy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198794837
eISBN:
9780191836329
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198794837.003.0010
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter seeks to explain why most people prefer to have a health insurance plan. Two types of uncertainty give rise to the demand for financial protection: people do not know if they will ever ... More


Global Justice: Beyond International Equity

Amartya Sen

in Global Public Goods: International Cooperation in the 21st Century

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195130522
eISBN:
9780199867363
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195130529.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Over the past 20 years, trade agreements among nations have gone beyond tariff and other border barrier reductions to agreement on domestic rules of the game – intellectual property rights, product ... More


The Doha Round

Patrick A. Messerlin

in Handbook of Trade Policy for Development

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199680405
eISBN:
9780191760266
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199680405.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Patrick Messerlin examines the Doha Development Agenda or Doha Round launched in 2001 to achieve major reform of the international trading system with an emphasis on improving the trading and ... More


Protection, Subsidies, and Agricultural Trade

Tim Josling

in Handbook of Trade Policy for Development

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199680405
eISBN:
9780191760266
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199680405.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Tim Josling explores how market access, export competition, domestic support, and health and safety regulations affect world agricultural trade. These policies distort world markets for agricultural ... More


Consumer Benefits from Import Variety

Robert C. Feenstra

in Product Variety and the Gains from International Trade

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262062800
eISBN:
9780262289375
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262062800.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business

This chapter examines methods for the measurement of consumer benefits from import variety. It addresses the poor empirical estimates for the elasticity by adopting a constant elasticity of ... More


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