Pooled Procurement of Drugs in Low and Middle Income Countries

Dubois, Pierre, Lefouili, Yassine and Straub, Stéphane (2019) Pooled Procurement of Drugs in Low and Middle Income Countries. TSE Working Paper, n. 19-999, Toulouse

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Abstract

We use data from seven low and middle income countries with diverse drug procurement systems to assess the effect of centralized procurement on drug prices and provide a theoretical mechanism that explains this effect. Our empirical analysis is based on exhaustive data on drug sales quantities and expenditures over several years for forty important molecules. We find that centralized procurement of drugs by the public sector allows much lower prices but that the induced price reduction is smaller when the supply side is more concentrated.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Language: English
Date: March 2019
Place of Publication: Toulouse
Uncontrolled Keywords: Drug, Procuremen, Low and Middle Income.
Subjects: B- ECONOMIE ET FINANCE
Divisions: TSE-R (Toulouse)
Institution: Université Toulouse 1 Capitole
Site: UT1
Date Deposited: 26 Mar 2019 11:19
Last Modified: 26 Mar 2019 11:19
OAI ID: oai:tse-fr.eu:122874
URI: http://publications.ut-capitole.fr/id/eprint/32228

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