What is the impact of physician licensing on the quantity of physicians, does licensing increase or decrease the quantity?
1) Mayer Chapter 9: Government in the Marketplace
2) Regulation of Healthcare Markets: http://hsr.sagepub.com/content/8/4/193.full.pdf
3) Economic Theory Through Application- 16.3 Government Policy (as it relates to healthcare) p. 730 to 740
4) Legislating Low Prices: Cutting Costs or Care? http://thf_media.s3.amazonaws.com/2013/pdf/bg2834.pdf
5) “Licensing Doctors: Do Economists Agree?” download at: http://econjwatch.org/articles/licensing-doctors-do-economists-agree
6) “How Government Regulation Made Healthcare So Expensive,” https://mises.org/blog/how-government-regulations-made-healthcare-so-expensive
Choose ONE (1) question below to discuss and then respond to TWO (2) of your classmates answers (Try not to repeat others answers). Include the question with your response.
- What is the degree of operating leverage? What does it mean if one firm has a measure of 40% and the other has a measure of 50%, which is better?
Make sure you are properly citing your source(s) and providing your reference(s) for information you obtain from another source. Please review the Discussion Expectations and Grading posting if you have any questions regarding answering the discussion question and/or responding to your peers.