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Authors: Jonathan Grant, Stijn Hoorens, Federico Gallo, Jonathan Cave
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Keywords: impact, economic, assisted, reproductive, technologies, demographic, assessment, population, part, policy, mix, preliminary, art
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If demography is destiny, then it appears that destiny for Europe includes a rapidly ageing population, increasing economic, social and healthcare burdens and a weakening position on the world stage. Governments are waking up to the need to address the demographic shift, but, so far, have not discovered the ideal mix for an effective population policy. This documented briefing details the results ......
Authors: Philipp Bastian Brutscher, Jonathan Cave, Jonathan Grant
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Keywords: solution, part, procurement, innovation
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This report discusses the possible role and limitations of innovation procurement as an innovation policy instrument. The report was funded by the Health Research Development Policy Research Unit of the English Department of Health.The motivation for the report is the increasing interest of policy makers in procurement as an innovation policy measure, while the gap between the policy and economics......
Authors: Elizabeth A. Mcglynn, James T. Quinlivan, Jonathan Grant, Sally Ann Law, Silvia Anton, Jonathan Cave, Robert T. Reville, Greg Ridgeway, John Godges, Laura Zakaras, Paul Steinberg
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Keywords: summer, vol, review, rand
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The cover story presents data that communities can use to improve the quality of health care at the local level. An article on Iraq enumerates the conditions that would justify a draft on behalf of the country — and the conditions that would not. An article on U.K. policy research suggests ways to improve its commissioning, management, use, evaluation, and dissemination. Nine essays on the f......
ISBN: 0833009117, 9780833009111
Author: Jonathan Cave
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Keywords: benefits, mortality, measurement, time
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Several analytical procedures can be used to place dollar values on the benefits of policies that reduce mortality. This report examines the sensitivity of such measures to age, time, and information effects. It derives benefits measures from a formal model of individual lifetime consumption decisions and applies them to several cases of policy interest. The author derives a number of policy recom......
Author: Jonathan Cave
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Keywords: theory, game, introduction
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This paper, originally written as a pedagogical note for a RAND Graduate School course, introduces the concepts and tools of game theory in the context of microeconomics. The author defines normal and extensive forms of a game, and pure and mixed strategies. For games of opposed interests, the basic concepts of maxmin and equilibrium strategies are defined and illustrated. Moving to general noncoo......
Author: Jonathan Cave
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Keywords: fish, war, cold, game, competition, dynamic, term
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In repeated games, simple forms of dependence on history have been used to characterize various kinds of equilibrium behavior. This paper extends the use of history-dependent strategies to an example of a more general class of games called dynamic games. The "Great Fish War" of D. Levhari and L. Mirman provides an example of a dynamic game in which several players jointly exploit a renewable resou......
ISBN: 0833005545, 9780833005540
Author: Jonathan Cave
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Keywords: adverse, selection, information, asymmetric, insurance, markets, equilibrium
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This report examines possible outcomes of greater competition in insurance markets. The report describes the nature of insurance offerings in equilibrium if firms offer multiple policies; but it replaces the conventional assumption that each policy must earn nonnegative profits with the more realistic requirement that the portfolio of policies offered by the firm earn nonnegative profits in the ag......
ISBN: 0833011413, 9780833011411
Authors: James K. Hammitt, Jonathan Cave
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Keywords: information, approach, value, safety, planning, food, research
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This report describes methods for setting priorities among research projects, particularly those related to food safety. The underlying principle is that research projects should be evaluated in terms of the "expected value of information." Using this approach, research results are valued to the extent that they enable government, food producers, and consumers to alter their behavior and ultimatel......
Authors: Jonathan Cave, Peter H. Reuter
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Keywords: smuggling, services, drug, market, dynamic, model, interdictor
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This Note presents a stylized dynamic model of the market for drug smugglers' services. The model is based on the observation that experienced smugglers may benefit from learning by doing, although the information (and the resulting cost advantage) may be subject to obsolescence. The authors analyze the effects of several variables, including different law enforcement strategies on smugglers of va......
ISBN: 0833034286, 9780833034281
Authors: John A. Ausink, Jonathan Cave, Manuel Carrillo
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Keywords: management, capm, model, personnel, accessions, theory, compensation, background
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The Compensation, Accessions, and Personnel Management (CAPM) model is a software package that enables analysts to study the potential effects of personnel policy changes on future enlisted inventories in the military services. The software is Excel based and uses several modules written in Visual Basic for Applications. The authors provide theoretical background for the reenlistment module of the......
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