Welfare Effects of Public Procurement of Medicines: Evidence from Ecuador


This article evaluates the welfare implications of a public procurement program, where the Ecuadorian government procures medicines used for cancer treatment and distributes it to patients for free with the aim to benefit the poor. Using a unique dataset on Ecuador’s pharmaceutical market, we estimate a structural model of demand and supply, and focus on two research questions related to this program.

International Journal of Industrial Organization
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Jeronimo Callejas
Jeronimo Callejas
Economist at Amazon.com

My research interests include Empirical Industrial Organization,Econometrics, Regulation and Antitrust.