Nº 16 (December, 2004). Evelyn Vezza.

“Poder de mercado en las profesiones autorreguladas: el desempeño médico en Argentina”.

The potentially uncompetitive nature of professional organizations has been studied by economic literature and has occupied an important place in the agenda of competition agencies. However, empirical studies on self-regulated professions are scarce. This paper relates the professional service markets with vertical differentiation markets and employs a mixed Logit model to evaluate the behavior of medical performance in Argentina. The findings seem to indicate the existence of a price agreement.

JEL Code: D43, L1