Tuesday, June 20, 2023

Best PhD-Paper Award 2023

The Best PhD Paper Award 2023 was given to Fabienne Töngi, University of Bern, for her paper " The effect of potential out-of-pocket payments on drug prices and quantities", co-authored by Christian Schmid and Michael Gerfin. The paper examines the relationship between patient cost-sharing and drug prices as well as drug demand. It shows that pharmaceutical manufacturers decrease their prices by nearly 12 percent to avoid a higher co-insurance rate of 20%. However, consumers do not appear to be price sensitive, especially with respect to brand name drugs.

The board of the sggoe congratulates Fabienne on this reward.

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