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Efficiency versus Equity in the Allocation of Medical Specialty Training Positions in Spain: A Health Policy Simulation Based on a Discrete Choice Model

Jeffrey E. Harris, Beatriz G. López-Valcárcel, Patricia Barber, Vicente Ortún

NBER Working Paper No. 19896
Issued in February 2014

---- Acknowledgements -----

This project was funded by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation through Grant ECO2010–21558 to BGLV as the principal investigator. The funder had no influence in the conduct of this study or the drafting of this manuscript. We gratefully acknowledge the Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equality, General Sub-Directorate on Professional Planning, Spain, for providing us the 2012 MIR registry data. We acknowledge the many medical students and MIR candidates who responded to our 2011 and 2012 surveys. We thank Jaime Pinilla Domínguez for technical assistance. Finally, we thank the participants in workshops and seminars that we have given concerning this research, including: the Pontificia Universidad Católica, Chile (JEH), Universidad Pública de Navarra (BGLV), Universidad de Vigo (BGLV), and the Grupo Evaluación de Políticas y Servicios de Salud, Asociación de Economía de la Salud (EvaluAES), Valencia (VO). The opinions expressed in this paper are ours and ours alone, and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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