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dc.contributor.authorGreß, Stefanen_US
dc.contributor.authorTamm, Marcusen_US
dc.contributor.authorTauchmann, Haralden_US
dc.contributor.authorWasem, Jürgenen_US
dc.description.abstractIn 1996 free choice of health insurers has been introduced in the German social health insurance scheme. Competition between insurers was supposed to increase efficiency. A crucial precondition for effective competition among health insurers is that consumers search for lower-priced health insurers.We test this hypothesis by estimating the price elasticities of insurers? market shares. We use unique panel data and specify a dynamic panel model to explain changes in market shares. Estimation results suggest that short-run price elasticities are smaller than previously found by other studies. In the long-run, however, estimation results suggest substantial price effects.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesRWI Discussion Papers 28en_US
dc.subject.keywordgeneralized method of momentsen_US
dc.subject.keywordhealth insuranceen_US
dc.titlePrice Elasticities and Social Health Insurance Choice in Germany: A Dynamic Panel Data Approachen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
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