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CRES-Seminar A Artabe and W Sigüenza

The perceived quality of health system as a determinant factor of individuals health preferences

  • Date: May, 29th At 9:30
  • Room: 24.021 (Ciutadella Campus, Mercè Rodoreda Building. Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona)


Abstract: We analysis the effect of individuals perceived quality of Health System in their willingness to pay for an improvement on health services. We measure the economic valuation of individual preferences in two Spanish autonomous, Basque Country and Canary Islands, with one of the highest perceived quality and one of the lowest perceived quality respectively. A discrete choice experiment is implemented to assign a monetary valuation to different health system services. For this purpose, a survey is made and discrete choice models are used to manage the data and obtain economic valuation. The willingness to pay is calculated as a measure of individual preferences economic valuation. The results conclude that individuals´ perceived quality only influence on their willingness to pay for those individuals with high income, that is, the individuals that can afford a payment for an improvement in health services.



  • Alaitz Artabe is an assistant professor at the University of the Basque Country. She holds Ph.D. in Economics from the University of the Basque Country in 2013. Her primary research interest is in economy of politics, health economics and applied microeconometrics, with a particular focus on discrete choice models. Her research has been published in journals such as Empirical economic, Political analysis and Science of Total Environment.
  • Waleska Sigüenza Tamayo Ph. D. is an assistant professor in the Department of Applied Economy at University of the Basque Country. She received her Ph.D. in economics from the University of the Basque Country, obtaining the award of Public Economy “José Barea Tejeiro” (Ministerio de Hacienda y Administraciones Públicas). Her research has focused on health economics, writing articles and attending congress about this topic. Her research has been published in the Journal of Applied Economy, Review of Public Economics, and Studies of Applied Economy.



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