Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/72426
Authors: 
Madden, David
Year of Publication: 
2005
Series/Report no.: 
Working Paper Series, UCD Centre for Economic Research 05/20
Abstract: 
This paper analyses the pure time-series properties of doctors’ fees in Ireland to assess whether a structural change in the series is observed at the time of the change in reimbursement in 1989. Such a break would be consistent with doctors responding to the reimbursement change in a manner predicted by supplier-induced-demand behaviour and would provide indirect evidence that such inducement had taken place. Structural change is assessed on the basis of CUSUM and CUSUMSQ tests. The data is also analysed for the presence of unusually influential observations. In neither case are the results consistent with a break around the time of the introduction of the change.
Subjects: 
Reimbursement
influential
structural change
JEL: 
I11
C22
C52
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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