NWO Research talent grant for José Moraga Gonzalez and Rik Letterie

José Moraga Gonzalez (department of Economics) received the NWO research talent grant for the project entitled “Reform in the Dutch Market for Long-Term Care: Quantifying the Benefits of Choice and Price-Cap Regulation”.

20-06-2018 | 10:42

Long-term health care provision in the Netherlands is one of the most expensive in the world. Moreover, there are serious concerns about the quality of the care provided. To contain the costs, the government made eligibility for intramural care more stringent in the reforms of 2013 and 2014; more recently, in 2018, the government has replaced price fixing by incentive-regulation to stimulate care homes to increase quality. Our research will use data on patient choices and care home characteristics to first estimate demand and supply and then quantify the patient welfare effects of changes in eligibility criteria and price regulation.