Extracting Low-Cost Signals of Perceived Quality Control in Community Pharmacies: A Simulated Client Study of Contraceptive Dispensing in Bogotá

We determine whether community pharmacies in Bogotá produce differential quality signals, and if they are related to an objective quality measure: the compliance with prescription rules. In this quantitative descriptive study, we use the simulated client methodology (N=298) to assess whether Bogota’s community pharmacies comply with prescription rules related to contraceptive medications. We find that […]

Does price-cap regulation work for increasing access to contraceptives? Aggregate- and pharmacy-level evidence from Colombia

Price caps through international reference pricing are widely used worldwide but not so commonly in over-thecounter markets. We study the short-term effects of a price cap regulation for oral contraceptives in Colombia, a market dominated by the presence of several branded generics with multiple active ingredients. Most of the regulated products were fourth-generation contraceptives, and […]

Efectos de corto plazo en el mercado laboral urbano

La pandemia de COVID-19 ha registrado cambios en el mercado laboral sin precedentes en un lapso muy corto de tiempo. Durante 2020 se experimentó tanto el choque como una recuperación del empleo que puede terminar por generar una recomposición del mercado de laboral, y de nuevos patrones de desempleo que requieren políticas activas para reducir […]