Regulation of and by Pharmacists in the Netherlands and Belgium: An Economic Approach
PhD student: Dr N.J. Philipsen
Promotors: Prof M.G. Faure, Prof J.A.H. Maks
PhD defence: Maastricht, 11/12/2003
The book examines the regulation of pharmacists in the Netherlands and Belgium from the perspective of law and economics. It starts with an extensive and accessible overview of the economic literature with respect to the regulation (including self-regulation) of liberal professions. Subsequently, it analyses the extent to which the current regulation of Dutch and Belgian pharmacists serves the public interest and the extent to which this regulation is a result of rent-seeking behaviour by private interest groups.