The Dynamics of Disease in a Regulated Vertically Differentiated Health System

Luca Lambertini, Alessandro Tampieri

Abstract


We build up a differential game to investigate the interplay between the quality of health care and the presence of an evolving disease in a duopoly where patients are heterogeneous along the income dimension. We study the Markov perfect equilibrium, and we identify the admissible parameter region wherein price regulation achieves the twofold objectives of ensuring cares to all patients and heal all of them.

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