Articles

US Pharmaceutical Policy in a Global Marketplace (with Dana Goldman, Pierre-Carl Michaud, Neeraj Sood, Robert Lempert, Italo Gutierrez, and Ze Cong), Health Affairs (2008)
 

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Innovation and the Welfare Effects of Public Drug Insurance (with Neeraj Sood), Journal of Public Economics (2008)

Rewarding inventors with inefficient monopoly power has long been regarded as the price of encouraging...

 

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Chronic Disease and Trends in Severe Disability in Working Age Populations (with Jay Bhattacharya and Kavita Choudhry), Medical Care (2008)

Background: Recent work has shown that rates of severe disability, measured by the inability to...

 

The Effect of Pharmaceutical Regulation on Revenues (with Neeraj Sood, Han de Vries, Italo Gutierrez, and Dana Goldman), Health Affairs (2008)
 

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Labor Supply and Weight (with Tomas Philipson), Journal of Human Resources (2007)

We use panel data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth to investigate on-the-job exercise...

 

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How Does Health Insurance Affect Workers’ Compensation Filing? (with Robert T. Reville and Seth A. Seabury), Economic Inquiry (2006)

Workers’ compensation provides insurance against job-related injuries, but as many as half of injured workers...

 

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The Economics of Teacher Quality, Journal of Law and Economics (2006)

Concern is often voiced about the quality of American schoolteachers. This paper suggests that, while...

 

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The Nonprofit Sector and Industry Performance (with Tomas Philipson), Journal of Public Economics (2006)

Given the importance of nonprofit industries in the economy, little analysis has been conducted as...

 

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Welfare-Enhancing Technological Change and the Growth of Obesity (with Tomas J. Philipson and Jay Bhattacharya), American Economic Review: AEA Papers and Proceedings (2006)
 

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The Labor Market Value of Health Improvements (with Jay Bhattacharya), Forum for Health Economics & Policy (2006)

We analyze the value to the labor force of improvements in survival and health over...

 

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HIV Treatment Breakthroughs and Risky Sexual Behavior (with Dana Goldman and Neeraj Sood), Quarterly Journal of Economics (2006)
 

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Does Medicare Benefit the Poor? (with Jay Bhattacharya), Journal of Public Economics (2006)

Measuring the progressivity of age-targeted government programs is difficult because no single data set measures...

 

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A Theory of Health Disparities and Medical Technology (with Dana Goldman), Contributions to Economic Analysis & Policy (2005)

Better-educated people are healthier, although the sources of this relationship remain unclear. Starting with basic...

 

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Insurance, self-protection, and the economics of terrorism (with George Zanjani), Journal of Public Economics (2005)

This paper investigates the rationale for public intervention in the terrorism insurance market. It argues...

 

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The Health And Cost Consequences Of Obesity Among The Future Elderly (with Dana Goldman and Baoping Shang), Health Affairs (2005)

Obesity could have serious consequences for older cohorts. We used a microsimulation to estimate lifetime...

 

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Are The Young Becoming More Disabled? (with Jayanta Bhattacharya and Dana Goldman), Health Affairs (2004)

This paper investigates trends in disability in the U.S. population, particularly among people under age...

 

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Terrorism Insurance Policy and the Public Good (with George Zanjani), St. John's Journal of Legal Commentary (2004)
 

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Social insurance and the design of innovation incentives (with Neeraj Sood), Economics Letters (2004)

We consider the insurance aspects of research policy. Patents or rewards have an advantage over...

 

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Forecasting the Nursing Home Population (with Jay Bhattacharya, Dana P. Goldman, Michael Hurd, Geoffrey Joyce, and Constantijn Panis), Medical Care (2003)

Objective. To forecast growth in the US nursing home population, as a function of trends...

 

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Is Nursing Home Demand Affected by the Decline in Age Difference Between Spouses? (with Robert F. Schoeni), Demographic Research (2003)
 

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Quantity Over Quality, Education Next (2002)
 

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The Rise in Old-Age Longevity and the Market for Long-Term Care (with Tomas Philipson), The American Economic Review (2002)
 

Contributions to Books

Economics of Obesity (with Tomas J. Philipson), Elgar Companion to Health Economics (2006)
 

Disability Forecasts and Future Medicare Costs (with Jayanta Bhattacharya, David M. Cutler, Dana P. Goldman, Michael D. Hurd, Geoffrey F. Joyce, Constantijn W. A. Panis, and Baoping Shang), Frontiers in Health Policy Research 7 (2004)

The traditional focus of disability research has been on the elderly, with good reason. Chronic...

 

Medical Care Output and Productivity in the Nonprofit Sector (with Tomas J. Philipson), Medical Care Output and Productivity (2001)
 

Public Financing and the Market for Long-Term Care (with Tomas J. Philipson), Frontiers in Health Policy Research 4 (2001)

Concern about the effect of aging on long-term care has intensified, particularly since aging has...

 

Popular Press

Unpublished Papers

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Optimal Liability for Terrorism (with Eric Talley), NBER Working Paper 12578 (2006)

This paper analyzes the normative role for civil liability in aligning terrorism precaution incentives, when...

 

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Intellectual Property and Marketing (with Tomas J. Philipson and Y. Richard Wang), NBER Working Paper 12577 (2006)

Patent protection spurs innovation by raising the rewards for research, but it usually results in...

 

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Health Insurance as a Two-Part Pricing Contract (with Neeraj Sood) (2006)

Monopolies appear throughout medical care markets, as a result of patents, limits to the extent...

 

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Time-Inconsistency and Welfare (with Jay Bhattacharya), NBER Working Paper (2004)

Self-control devices, such as rehabilitation programs, group commitment, and informal fines, can make time-inconsistent smokers...