Market Regulation

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    Commentary

    Paying for Pricey Medications: Debt Financing Options Could Provide a Solution

    A new approach may be needed to finance an emerging breed of expensive but highly effective pharmaceuticals and vaccines. The health care industry could learn from other industry approaches such as equipment leases or supplier-financed credit.

    Jun 22, 2015

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    Commentary

    The 10 Ps of Marijuana Legalization

    Marijuana policy is a growing topic of discussion, and laws are starting to change. Ten choices confronting jurisdictions considering legalization cover many of the critical decisions that will determine whether removing prohibition is a good idea.

    Jun 22, 2015

  • Labels with prices are placed next to marijuana for sale at the grand opening of The Cannabis Corner, the first city-owned recreational marijuana store in the country, in North Bonneville, Washington March 7, 2015

    Commentary

    Unprecedented Changes in Marijuana Policy

    The marijuana policy landscape changed dramatically in 2014. Legal sales for nonmedical purposes began in Colorado and in Washington state. Voters in Washington, D.C., Alaska, and Oregon passed initiatives to liberalize their marijuana laws. Uruguay also started implementing its marijuana legalization law.

    Apr 30, 2015

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    Report

    Alternative Financing Schemes May Be Needed to Pay for Expensive New Medications

    In an era of $1,000-a-pill medications, a new approach may be needed to finance an emerging breed of highly expensive pharmaceuticals and vaccines. Health care could learn from other industries, where it is common for suppliers to encourage investment through approaches such as equipment leases or supplier-financed credit.

    Mar 11, 2015

  • News Release

    Alternative Financing Schemes May Be Needed to Pay for Expensive New Medications

    In an era of $1,000-a-pill medications, a new approach may be needed to finance an emerging breed of highly expensive pharmaceuticals and vaccines. Health care could learn from other industries, where it is common for suppliers to encourage investment through approaches such as equipment leases or supplier-financed credit.

    Mar 11, 2015

  • A pack of cigarettes with a warning label in Montreal, Canada, June 28, 2007

    Commentary

    Graphic Warning Labels on Cigarettes Are Scary, but Do They Work?

    “Graphic warning labels” pair gruesome images with warnings about the dangers of smoking, covering anywhere from 30 to 80 percent of cigarette pack “faces” (the front and back). Do they prevent people from starting to smoke or cause current smokers to quit?

    Sep 30, 2014

  • U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama exercises with children at Orr Elementary School in Washington

    Commentary

    Michelle Obama Shouldn't Be the Only One Fighting Obesity

    To identify the policies that will make a big fat dent in obesity rates, we first need an accurate diagnosis: Americans are overweight and obese because they are inundated with too much food. The use of impulse marketing strategies has skyrocketed, with invitations to indulge at every turn.

    Jan 17, 2014

  • Proprietors of the first marijuana retailers licensed to sell pot for recreational use in Colorado

    Commentary

    The Feds' Role After Legalization

    Since Colorado and Washington allow profit-maximizing firms to grow and sell marijuana, there is concern they will use advertising to promote consumption by heavy users. With help from the federal government, the states will be better positioned to head off the negative consequences associated with commercialization.

    Jan 15, 2014

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    Project

    Analytic Tools To Evaluate Policies For Market Transformations

    Limiting climate change requires a transformation of energy and transportation systems. RAND researchers designed a policy simulation tool and supporting decision framework to examine how alternative designs of market-based policy instruments might or might not facilitate such transformations.

    Sep 24, 2013

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    Report

    Modeling Industry Transformation and the Political Sustainability of Emission Control Policies

    Limiting climate change will require transformation of energy and other systems. A new model that uses Robust Decision Making tools enables decisionmakers to compare the long-term sustainability of alternative carbon emission reduction policies.

    Sep 6, 2013

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    Commentary

    Big Tobacco vs. Tobacco Regulation and Control: An Even Match?

    Anti-tobacco policies that have clear scientific support will strengthen the FDA's regulatory position. While the evidence base is solid in this area, it needs to be much stronger and broader if the TCA is going to have any lasting success against the industry.

    Aug 26, 2013

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    Report

    Availability of Novel and Niche Tobacco and Nicotine Products Varies Across EU

    The evidence on the availability and use in Europe of diverse tobacco and nicotine products such as waterpipes and new products such as electronic cigarettes or dissolvable smokeless tobacco is patchy, with high variability in both the quality of data and the regulatory environment.

    Jun 28, 2013

  • Report

    Hedge Funds, Systemic Risk, and Dodd-Frank: The Road Ahead

    These proceedings summarize the key themes and issues raised during a September 2012 RAND symposium. Discussion focused on how hedge funds might contribute to systemic risk and the extent to which recent financial reforms address these risks.

    Jun 12, 2013

  • Report

    Anti-Corruption Regulations in Emerging and Expeditionary Markets: New Markets, New Challenges

    This document synthesizes the discussion from a roundtable symposium RAND convened in January 2012 to explore the practical difficulties facing companies in complying with anti-corruption mandates and the challenges of corruption in foreign markets.

    Jun 15, 2012

  • Journal Article

    Sunday Liquor Laws and Crime

    This paper analyzes the effects of legalization of Sunday packaged liquor sales on crime, focusing on the phased introduction of such sales in Virginia beginning in 2004.

    Feb 1, 2012

  • Journal Article

    Responsiveness and Satisfaction with Providers and Carriers in a Safety Net Insurance Program: Evidence from Georgia's Medical Insurance for the Poor

    Relying on private insurance companies to deliver public programs in middle-income settings may impact provider responsiveness and indicate the need for continuous monitoring and regulation.

    Oct 1, 2011

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    Report

    Policy Implications of Convergence in the Online Content Market

    The independent telecommunication regulator of the Netherlands, OPTA, commissioned RAND Europe to explore convergence in the market for digital information and communication. The research report assesses the consequences for telecommunication regulators and regulation and explores specific issues, such as spectrum policy and net neutrality, with the ultimate goal of drawing useful lessons from approaches applied in United States, United Kingdom and South Korea.

    May 23, 2011

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    Report

    Assessing the impacts of Revising the Tobacco Products Directive: Study to support a DG SANCO Impact Assessment

    In order to inform the European Commission's formal Impact Assessment for a revision to the Tobacco Products Directive, this study provides an overview of evidence for tobacco product regulation and an analysis of health and economic implications.

    Mar 8, 2011

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    Project

    Reviewing Ofcom's Performance in the Context of Converged Regulation

    Since 2003, Ofcom has overseen the broader UK communications market as a converged communications regulator. At the request of the National Audit Office, RAND Europe is evaluating Ofcom's performance compared with that of other international regulators that are dealing with similar challenges, such as next generation access networks and access to emergency services using voice-over-internet protocol.

    Feb 18, 2010

  • Commentary

    The Secret Briefing Obama Needs on Day One

    A select few Americans will ever see the president's daily brief -- a digest of the intelligence community's most closely guarded secrets. But trust me, Barack Obama is going to need much more useful information than he is getting now, writes Gregory F. Treverton.

    Jan 22, 2009