Health Insurance & Its Role in Spatially Diffusing Information: New Evidence from the Indian State of Karnataka
This paper examines how the increase in use of health care due to health insurance subsidies leads to diffusion of information about the benefits of treatment and thus encourages others to seek treatment.
The Welfare Implications of Patent Protection, Pricing, and Licensing in the Indian Oral Anti-Diabetic Drug Market
We evaluate the welfare effects of differential pricing, voluntary licensing, and compulsory licensing in the Indian market for oral anti-diabetic (OAD) drugs. This market includes a new class of molecules called DPP-4 inhibitors, all of which are under patent protection in India.
Economic and political commentators in India have repeatedly noted their concern about the recent slow-down in the Indian economy. Several recent papers have provided evidence that increase in the economic policy uncertainty (EPU) has played a significant role in the slow-down and the increase in unemployment in the U.S.
India suffers from a chronic shortage of housing, estimated at 18.8 million units in 2012, mainly in urban areas as per the Government of India. The shortage was mainly on account of congestion (15 million) followed by obsolescence (2 million) and homelessness (1 million).
International Mobility of Nurses from Kerala (India) to the EU: Prospects and Challenges with special reference to the Netherlands and Denmark
The estimated six million nurses and midwives in the WHO European Region are inadequate to meet current and projected future needs. In several of the EU countries, expected shortages are accentuated by the fact that the health workforce is ageing and a growing proportion of workers will retire soon. These countries are diversifying strategies to remedy shortages.
Current multidimensional measures of poverty continue to follow the traditional income poverty approach of using household rather than the individual as the unit of analysis. Household level measures are gender blind since they ignore intra-household differences in resource allocation which have been shown to differ along gender lines.
This paper examines the current and future prospects for the movement of architects and engineers between India and the EU, based on secondary information and a primary survey. Due to ageing population and a shrinking workforce, the EU Member States are facing shortage of skilled professionals, including architects and engineers.
The impact of waiting for service, a very common incident in the service business, on the customer-related service outcomes is very important to service managers for ensuring better business performance.