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Changes in availability to pharmacies in a post-monopoly market - A pre-post study of the distribution of pharmacies in Swedish communities after re-regulating the market

Eilard, Hillevi LU (2015) NEKH01 20151
Department of Economics
Abstract
In this empirical essay, I explore how the distribution of pharmacies has altered for the Swedish population since the re-regulation of the pharmacy market in 2009. I first review the current situation on the pharmacy market in Sweden and the conditions regarding the change in market structure from a previous state-run monopoly to a less regulated market. Further, I describe outcomes in other countries in terms of my dependent variable; the population to pharmacy ratio. I then perform a panel data analysis, where I study the changes in the linear relationship between the population to pharmacy ratio and population density in Swedish communities before and after the change in market structure. Results show that the increase in accessibility... (More)
In this empirical essay, I explore how the distribution of pharmacies has altered for the Swedish population since the re-regulation of the pharmacy market in 2009. I first review the current situation on the pharmacy market in Sweden and the conditions regarding the change in market structure from a previous state-run monopoly to a less regulated market. Further, I describe outcomes in other countries in terms of my dependent variable; the population to pharmacy ratio. I then perform a panel data analysis, where I study the changes in the linear relationship between the population to pharmacy ratio and population density in Swedish communities before and after the change in market structure. Results show that the increase in accessibility is significantly larger in more densely populated areas than in other regions. I believe this study will be a useful addition to the existing literature on the subject, since it clearly reflects the impact the market policy change has had on the distribution of a vital service such as pharmaceutical goods for the Swedish population. (Less)
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Eilard, Hillevi LU
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NEKH01 20151
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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population density, rural and urban areas, accessibility, population to pharmacy ratio
language
English
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7793302
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2015-09-14 14:26:06
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  abstract     = {In this empirical essay, I explore how the distribution of pharmacies has altered for the Swedish population since the re-regulation of the pharmacy market in 2009. I first review the current situation on the pharmacy market in Sweden and the conditions regarding the change in market structure from a previous state-run monopoly to a less regulated market. Further, I describe outcomes in other countries in terms of my dependent variable; the population to pharmacy ratio. I then perform a panel data analysis, where I study the changes in the linear relationship between the population to pharmacy ratio and population density in Swedish communities before and after the change in market structure. Results show that the increase in accessibility is significantly larger in more densely populated areas than in other regions. I believe this study will be a useful addition to the existing literature on the subject, since it clearly reflects the impact the market policy change has had on the distribution of a vital service such as pharmaceutical goods for the Swedish population.},
  author       = {Eilard, Hillevi},
  keyword      = {population density,rural and urban areas,accessibility,population to pharmacy ratio},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Changes in availability to pharmacies in a post-monopoly market - A pre-post study of the distribution of pharmacies in Swedish communities after re-regulating the market},
  year         = {2015},
}