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    • Competition and physician behaviour: Does the competitive environment affect the propensity to issue sickness certificates? 

      Brekke, Kurt; Holmås, Tor Helge; Monstad, Karin; Straume, Odd Rune (Stein Rokkan Centre for Social Studies, 2017-09)
      Competition among physicians is widespread, but compelling empirical evidence on the impact on service provision is limited, mainly due to lack of exogenous variation in the degree of competition. In this paper we exploit ...
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    • Downstream Merger with Upstream Market Power 

      Lommerud, Kjell Erik; Straume, Odd Rune; Sørgard, Lars (Stein Rokkan Centre for Social Studies, 2003-12)
      We examine how a downstream merger affects input prices and, in turn, the profitability of a such a merger under Cournot competition with differentiated products. Input suppliers can be interpreted as ordinary upstream ...
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    • Globalisation and Union Opposition to Technological Change 

      Lommerud, Kjell Erik; Meland, Frode; Straume, Odd Rune (Stein Rokkan Centre for Social Studies, 2004-12)
      We find that trade unions have a rational incentive to oppose the adoption of labour-saving technology when labour demand is inelastic and unions care much for employment relative to wages. Trade liberalisation typically ...
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    • National Versus International Mergers in Unionised Oligopoly 

      Lommerud, Kjell Erik; Straume, Odd Rune; Sørgard, Lars (Stein Rokkan Centre for Social Studies, 2004-12)
      We analyse how the presence of trade unions affects the pattern of mergers in an international oligopoly and the welfare implications thereof. We find that wages for the merger participants are always lower when they ...
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    • Pris- og avanseregulering i legemiddelmarkedet. En prinsipiell diskusjon og en vurdering av den norske modellen 

      Brekke, Kurt R.; Straume, Odd Rune (Stein Rokkan Centre for Social Studies, 2003-12)
      The pharmaceutical market is characterised by market power on the supply side, mainly due to the patent system, and price-inelastic demand because of substantial third-party payments and asymmetric information. As a ...
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