Monday, April 18, 2011

Call for Submissions AEPP Special Issue: New Developments in the Economics of Long-Term Care

AEPP will be publishing a special issue in 2012 titled "New Developments in the Economics of Long-Term Care". According to the editors, the special issue "attempts to address questions regarding the role of market forces in providing and funding long-term care, the ways to overcome market failures and information asymmetries, incentives to expand the provision of long term care as well as financing schemes to balance out efficiency, access, and quality goals." Papers should be submitted by August 31, 2011.

 All papers for the issue will come from an open call for papers. The topics to be covered could include:
  • The political economy of long-term care (LTC)
  • Asymmetric information between payers and recipients
  • The interplay between government, market, and family funding sources
  • Risk adjustment in public LTC systems
  • Market failures/inefficiencies in LTC insurance markets
  • Methodology to determine LTC insurance coverage
  • Personal care budgets as alternatives to finance and purchase of LTC
  • The economics of informal care 
You can find more information in the complete call on the AEPP website. This issue is planned on being released in May of 2012.

Interested in submitting a topic for consideration as a future special issue of AEPP? You can learn more in the AEPP Special Issue Guidelines.

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