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Mental health expenditure in England: a spatial panel approach

Moscone, Francesco and Knapp, Martin and Tosetti, Elisa (2007) Mental health expenditure in England: a spatial panel approach. Journal of Health Economics, 26 (4). pp. 842-864. ISSN 0167-6296

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Identification Number: 10.1016/j.jhealeco.2006.12.008


We empirically investigate the determinants of local authority mental health expenditure in England. We adopt a reduced form demand and supply model, extended to incorporate possible interaction among authorities, as well as unobserved heterogeneity. The model is estimated using an annual panel dataset that allows us to explore both time-series and cross-municipality variation in mental health expenditure. Results are consistent with some degree of interdependence between neighbouring municipalities in spending decisions. This first attempt to apply spatial panels in investigating health expenditure offers insights and raises new questions.

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Additional Information: © 2007 Elsevier B.V.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
Sets: Departments > Social Policy
Research centres and groups > Personal Social Services Research Unit (PSSRU)
Research centres and groups > BIOS (Centre for the Study of Bioscience, Biomedicine, Biotechnology and Society)
Date Deposited: 14 Feb 2008
Last Modified: 01 Oct 2010 08:49

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