Empirical assessment of the current state of competition and innovation in the market for medical supplies and instruments for a better understanding of key drivers of health care costs in this country. Within this project, we will first provide evidence for the evolution of competition in these specialized sectors by estimating price markups (as an indicator for the degree of competition). As a second step, we will link R&D and patent activities in these sectors to our measure of competition.

Project duration

01.03.2020 - 31.08.2021


Economics of Innovation and Industrial Dynamics