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High-quality, social science research on health policy and demographic change in the Asia-Pacific region

AHPP runs its own working paper series and regularly contributes edited volumes that are distributed through the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center’s publishing program. Our faculty and researchers also publish extensively in peer-reviewed academic journals and in scholarly and trade presses. Browse our publications below.

Publication Spotlight

A special issue of The Journal of the Economics of Ageing, originated from AHPP’s tenth anniversary conference and co-edited by Director Karen Eggleston, explores new approaches to financing the many needs that come with longer lives, lower fertility, and older population age structures.

AHPP Working Paper Series

The AHPP working paper series is open to scholars and health policy experts around the world. We publish multiple papers each year and disseminate them to a broad international audience through the AHPP website and network and in collaboration with the Social Science Research Network.



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    Zhe Zhang, Ming Jia, Difang Wan
    Asia Health Policy Program working paper #6, 2009

    This article uses incomplete contract theory to study the allocation of control rights in public-private partnerships (PPPs) between pharmaceutical enterprises and nonprofit organizations; it also investigates how this allocation influences cooperation efficiency. We first develop a mathematic model for the allocation of control rights and its influence on cooperation efficiency, and then derive some basic hypotheses from the model. The results of an empirical test show that the allocation of control rights influences how enterprises invest in PPPs.

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    Byong Ho Tchoe, Sang-Ho Nam
    Asia Health Policy Program working paper #3, 2009

    To analyze the impact of population aging on medical costs in South Korea, the authors use several approaches. Observation of the medical cost profile by age showed that, as the data was closer to the present, the medical costs for older people increased. The treatment quantity excluding price index was also increasing for older people. This implies that the medical resources that are allocated to older people are increasing, due to the increased resources applied to extend the expected life span that was enabled through higher income levels, rather than by aging itself.

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