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Social comparison and subjective well-being: does the health of others matter?

Bull Econ Res 2012 ;64(1):31-55

University of Salerno, Italy.

The importance of social comparison in shaping individual utility has been widely documented by subjective well-being literature. So far, income and unemployment have been the main dimensions considered in social comparison. This paper aims to investigate whether subjective well-being is influenced by inter-personal comparison with respect to health. Read More

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October 2012

Advertising media and cigarette demand.

Authors:
Rajeev K Goel

Bull Econ Res 2011 ;63(4):404-16

Illinois State University.

Using state-level panel data for the USA spanning three decades, this research estimates the demand for cigarettes. The main contribution lies in studying the effects of cigarette advertising disaggregated across five qualitatively different groups. Results show cigarette demand to be near unit elastic, the income effects to be generally insignificant and border price effects and habit effects to be significant. Read More

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October 2012
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"Quicker and sicker" under Medicare's prospective payment system for hospitals: new evidence on an old issue from a national longitudinal survey.

Bull Econ Res 2011 ;63(1):1-27

Moody's Investors Services, New York.

Medicare's prospective payment system for hospitals (PPS), introduced in the USA in 1983, replaced cost reimbursement with a system of fixed rates which created incentives for hospitals to control costs. Previous studies found that elderly patients were discharged from hospital "quicker and sicker" under PPS and concluded that families were coping at home. We analyse a national longitudinal survey, the first National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey and its Epidemiologic Followup Study, which includes data on more outcomes over a longer period than earlier studies. Read More

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March 2011
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A comparison of the poverty impact of transfers, taxes and market income across five OECD countries.

Bull Econ Res 2010 ;62(4):387-406

Department of Economics and CIRP√ČE, University of Laval, Quebec.

This paper compares the poverty reduction impact of income sources, taxes and transfers across five OECD countries. Since the estimation of that impact can depend on the order in which the various income sources are introduced into the analysis, it is done by using the Shapley value. Estimates of the poverty reduction impact are presented in a normalized and unnormalized fashion, in order to take into account the total as well as the per dollar impacts. Read More

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December 2010
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