Vorträge und Posterpräsentationen (ohne Tagungsband-Eintrag):

M Kuhn, S. Wrzaczek, A. Fürnkranz-Prskawetz, G. Feichtinger:
"Externalities in a Life-Cycle Model with Endogenous Survival";
Vortrag: Universität Leipzig, Wirtschaftswiss. Fakultät, Economics Research Seminar, Universität Leipzig (eingeladen); 06.01.2010.

Kurzfassung englisch:
We study socially vs individually optimal life-cycle allocations of consumption and health care, when individual health expenditure curbs own mortality but also has a spillover effect on other persons´ survival. Such spillovers arise, for instance, when health care activity at aggregate level triggers improvements in treatment through learning-by-doing (positive externality) or a deterioration in the quality of care through congestion (negative externality). We combine an age-structured optimal control model at population level with a conventional life-cycle model to derive the social and private value of life. We then examine how individual incentives deviate from social incentives and how they can be aligned by way of a transfer scheme. The age-patterns of socially and individually optimal health expenditure and the transfer rate are derived. Numerical analysis illustrates the workings of our model.

demand for health, externality, life-cycle-model, optimal control, tax-subsidy, value of life.

Erstellt aus der Publikationsdatenbank der Technischen Universität Wien.