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Applicatiion of Almost ideal demand system for a pharmaceutical
Högskolan Dalarna, Akademin Industri och samhälle, Nationalekonomi.
2008 (Engelska)Självständigt arbete på avancerad nivå (masterexamen)Studentuppsats (Examensarbete)
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This thesis is an application of the Almost Ideal Demand System approach of Deaton and Muellbauer,1980, for a particular pharmaceutical, Citalopram, in which GORMAN´s (1971) multi-stage budgeting approach is applied basically since it is one of the most useful approach in estimating demand for differentiated products. Citalopram is an antidepressant drug that is used in the treatment of major depression. As for most other pharmaceuticals whose the patent has expired, there exist branded and generic versions of Citalopram. This paper is aimed to define its demand system with two stage models for the branded version and five generic versions, and to show whether generic versions are able to compete with the branded version. I calculated the own price elasticities, and it made me possible to compare and make a conclusion about the consumers’ choices over the brand and generic drugs. Even though the models need for being developed with some additional variables, estimation results of models and uncompensated price elasticities indicated that the branded version has still power in the market, and generics are able to compete with lower prices. One important point that has to be taken into consideration is that the Swedish pharmaceutical market faced a reform on October 1, 2002, that aims to make consumer better informed about the price and decrease the overall expenditures for pharmaceuticals. Since there were not significantly enough generic sales to take into calculation before the reform, my paper covers sales after the reform.

Ort, förlag, år, upplaga, sidor
Borlänge, 2008. , s. 43
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URN: urn:nbn:se:du-3722OAI: oai:dalea.du.se:3722DiVA, id: diva2:518584
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