• Competition and equity in health care markets 

      Siciliani, Luigi; Straume, Odd Rune (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019)
      We provide a model where hospitals compete on quality under fixed prices to investigate how hospital competition affects (i) quality differences between hospitals, and as a result, (ii) health inequalities across hospitals ...
    • 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 (Working paper; 1-2017, Working paper, 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 ...
    • Competition and physician behaviour: Does the competitive environment affect the propensity to issue sickness certificates? 

      Brekke, Kurt Richard; Holmås, Tor Helge; Monstad, Karin; Straume, Odd Rune (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019)
      Competition among physicians is widespread, but compelling empirical evidence on its impact on service provision is limited, mainly due to endogeneity issues. In this paper we exploit that many GPs, in addition to own ...
    • Do Treatment Decisions Depend on Physicians’ Financial Incentives? 

      Brekke, Kurt; Holmås, Tor Helge; Monstad, Karin; Straume, Odd Rune (Working paper; 4-2015, Working paper, 2015-07)
      We study whether and how physicians respond to financial incentives, making use of detailed register data on the health-care services provided to patients by general practitioners (GPs) in Norway over a six-year period ...
    • Downstream Merger with Upstream Market Power 

      Lommerud, Kjell Erik; Straume, Odd Rune; Sørgard, Lars (Working paper, Working paper, 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 ...
    • Dynamic hospital competition under rationing by waiting times 

      Sa, Luis; Siciliani, Luigi; Straume, Odd Rune (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019)
      We develop a dynamic model of hospital competition where (i) waiting times increase if demand exceeds supply; (ii) patients choose a hospital based in part on waiting times; and (iii) hospitals incur waiting time penalties. ...
    • Globalisation and Union Opposition to Technological Change 

      Lommerud, Kjell Erik; Meland, Frode; Straume, Odd Rune (27-2004, Working paper, 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 ...
    • National Versus International Mergers in Unionised Oligopoly 

      Lommerud, Kjell Erik; Straume, Odd Rune; Sørgard, Lars (21-2004, Working paper, 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 merge ...
    • Pris- og avanseregulering i legemiddelmarkedet. En prinsipiell diskusjon og en vurdering av den norske modellen 

      Brekke, Kurt R.; Straume, Odd Rune (20-2003, Working paper, 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 ...
    • Socioeconomic Status and Physicians' Treatment Decisions 

      Brekke, Kurt; Holmås, Tor Helge; Monstad, Karin; Straume, Odd Rune (Working paper; 2-2015, Working paper, 2015-05)
      This paper aims at shedding light on the social gradient by studying the relationship between socioeconomic status (SES) and provision of health care. Using administrative data on services provided by General Practitioners ...