Other links:

Other links:

Event Calender

Loading Events

Discounts Shift the Demand Curve: Evidence from Li

Ashoka Economics Department Webinar | Bouke Teeselink (Yale)

  • This event has passed.

 

Abstract- Patients are often uncertain about the cost of medication until they arrive at the pharmacy to pick it up. The ultimate out-of-pocket cost for patients is sometimes reduced by copay cards: manufacturer-issued coupons sent to pharmacies, physicians, or patients. Using a data set containing transactions from ∼ 85% of US pharmacies, we find that copay cards increase pick-up rates of prescribed medications, even when the out-of-pocket price remains the same. In other words, copay card discounts not only increase consumption (by lowering price), they shift the entire demand curve (because a given price is less aversive when viewed as a discount).

 

Study at Ashoka

Study at Ashoka