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Postal address:Department of Economics Boston University 270 Bay State Road Boston Massachusetts 02215 U.S.A.
Workplace:Department of Economics, Boston University, (more information at EDIRC)

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Working Papers

2017

  1. Incentives for Motivated Experts in a Partnership
    Boston University - Department of Economics - Working Papers Series, Boston University - Department of Economics Downloads
    Also in Boston University - Department of Economics - Working Papers Series, Boston University - Department of Economics (2015) Downloads View citations (1)

    See also Journal Article in Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization (2018)
  2. Product Differentiation with Multiple Qualities
    Boston University - Department of Economics - Working Papers Series, Boston University - Department of Economics Downloads
    Also in Working Papers, Dipartimento Scienze Economiche, Universita' di Bologna (2016) Downloads View citations (3)

    See also Journal Article in International Journal of Industrial Organization (2018)
  3. Uterus at a Price: Disability Insurance and Hysterectomy
    Boston University - Department of Economics - Working Papers Series, Boston University - Department of Economics Downloads

2016

  1. Information Acquisition, Referral, and Organization
    Boston University - Department of Economics - Working Papers Series, Boston University - Department of Economics Downloads View citations (2)
    Also in Boston University - Department of Economics - Working Papers Series, Boston University - Department of Economics (2015) Downloads View citations (3)

    See also Journal Article in RAND Journal of Economics (2016)
  2. Quality and Competition between Public and Private Firms
    Boston University - Department of Economics - Working Papers Series, Boston University - Department of Economics Downloads View citations (1)
    Also in Boston University - Department of Economics - Working Papers Series, Boston University - Department of Economics (2015) Downloads View citations (6)

    See also Journal Article in Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization (2017)

2013

  1. Competition, Gatekeeping, and Health Care Access
    Boston University - Department of Economics - Working Papers Series, Boston University - Department of Economics Downloads View citations (1)
    Also in HERO Online Working Paper Series, University of Oslo, Health Economics Research Programme (2012) Downloads View citations (3)

    See also Journal Article in Journal of Health Economics (2015)
  2. Information Disclosure and the Equivalence of Prospective Payment and Cost Reimbursement
    Boston University - Department of Economics - Working Papers Series, Boston University - Department of Economics Downloads
    Also in Boston University - Department of Economics - Working Papers Series, Boston University - Department of Economics (2012) Downloads View citations (1)

    See also Journal Article in Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization (2015)

2012

  1. Experience Benefits and Firm Organization
    Boston University - Department of Economics - Working Papers Series, Boston University - Department of Economics Downloads View citations (1)
    Also in Boston University - Department of Economics - Working Papers Series, Boston University - Department of Economics View citations (2)
    Carleton Economic Papers, Carleton University, Department of Economics (2009) Downloads

    See also Journal Article in The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy (2012)
  2. Health Insurance, Treatment Plan, and Delegation to Altruistic Physician
    Department of Economics Working Papers, Stony Brook University, Department of Economics Downloads View citations (4)
    Also in Boston University - Department of Economics - Working Papers Series, Boston University - Department of Economics (2011)

    See also Journal Article in Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization (2013)

2011

  1. PUBLIC SECTOR RATIONING AND PRIVATE SECTOR SELECTION
    Boston University - Department of Economics - Working Papers Series, Boston University - Department of Economics
    Also in Boston University - Department of Economics - Working Papers Series, Boston University - Department of Economics (2009) View citations (8)

    See also Journal Article in Journal of Public Economic Theory (2012)
  2. Public Report, Price, and Quality
    Boston University - Department of Economics - Working Papers Series, Boston University - Department of Economics
    See also Journal Article in Journal of Economics & Management Strategy (2014)

2010

  1. Immigrants`s acculturation and chanes in body mass index
    HERO Online Working Paper Series, University of Oslo, Health Economics Research Programme Downloads View citations (1)
  2. Immigrants’ acculturation and changes in Body Mass Index
    Boston University - Department of Economics - Working Papers Series, Boston University - Department of Economics
    See also Journal Article in Economics & Human Biology (2013)
  3. Market conditions and general practitioners’ referrals
    Boston University - Department of Economics - Working Papers Series, Boston University - Department of Economics View citations (1)
    Also in Boston University - Department of Economics - Working Papers Series, Boston University - Department of Economics
    HERO Online Working Paper Series, University of Oslo, Health Economics Research Programme (2009) Downloads

    See also Journal Article in International Journal of Health Economics and Management (2011)
  4. Optimal Health Care Contract under Physician Agency
    Boston University - Department of Economics - Working Papers Series, Boston University - Department of Economics View citations (2)
    Also in Boston University - Department of Economics - Working Papers Series, Boston University - Department of Economics (2007) View citations (4)

    See also Journal Article in Annals of Economics and Statistics (2011)
  5. Optimal public rationing and price response
    Boston University - Department of Economics - Working Papers Series, Boston University - Department of Economics View citations (2)
    Also in Boston University - Department of Economics - Working Papers Series, Boston University - Department of Economics View citations (6)

    See also Journal Article in Journal of Health Economics (2011)

2009

  1. Service motives and profit incentives among physicans
    HERO Online Working Paper Series, University of Oslo, Health Economics Research Programme Downloads View citations (5)
    Also in Boston University - Department of Economics - Working Papers Series, Boston University - Department of Economics (2007) View citations (1)

    See also Journal Article in International Journal of Health Economics and Management (2009)

2007

  1. A Journey for Your Beautiful Mind: Economics Graduate Study and Research
    Memorandum, Oslo University, Department of Economics Downloads
    Also in Boston University - Department of Economics - Working Papers Series, Boston University - Department of Economics (2007)
  2. Health Insurance, Cost Expectations, and Adverse Job Turnover
    Boston University - Department of Economics - Working Papers Series, Boston University - Department of Economics View citations (1)
    See also Journal Article in Health Economics (2011)
  3. Subsidy Design and Asymmetric Information: Wealth versus Benefits
    Boston University - Department of Economics - Working Papers Series, Boston University - Department of Economics

2006

  1. Asymmetric Information from Physician Agency: Optimal Payment and Healthcare Quantity
    Boston University - Department of Economics - Working Papers Series, Boston University - Department of Economics View citations (4)
    Also in Boston University - Department of Economics - Working Papers Series, Boston University - Department of Economics (2005) View citations (1)
  2. Moonlighting: Public Service and Private Practice
    Working Papers, Portuguese Competition Authority Downloads
    Also in Boston University - Department of Economics - Working Papers Series, Boston University - Department of Economics (2006) View citations (9)

    See also Journal Article in RAND Journal of Economics (2007)
  3. Progress and Compliance in Alcohol Abuse Treatment
    Boston University - Department of Economics - Working Papers Series, Boston University - Department of Economics
    See also Journal Article in Journal of Health Economics (2010)

2005

  1. Health Insurance, Expectations, and Job Turnover
    Boston University - Department of Economics - Working Papers Series, Boston University - Department of Economics View citations (3)

2001

  1. Moral Hazard, Insurance, and Some Collusion
    Boston College Working Papers in Economics, Boston College Department of Economics Downloads View citations (4)
    Also in FMG Discussion Papers, Financial Markets Group (1999) Downloads View citations (9)
    Working Papers, Boston University - Industry Studies Programme (1998) View citations (1)

    See also Journal Article in Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization (2003)

2000

  1. Price and Quality Competition under Adverse Selection: Market Organization and Efficiency
    Working Papers, Boston University - Industry Studies Programme View citations (2)
    See also Journal Article in RAND Journal of Economics (2003)
  2. Risk Selection and Matching in Performance-Based Contracting
    Working Papers, Boston University - Industry Studies Programme
    See also Journal Article in Health Economics (2003)

1999

  1. Long Run Monetary Neutrality in Three Samples: The United Kingdom, the United States, and the Small
    Working Papers, Department of Economics, University of Calgary View citations (1)

1998

  1. Cost and Quantity Invcentives in Health Care: Altruistic Providers
    Working Papers, Boston University - Industry Studies Programme
  2. Network Incentives in Managed Health Care
    Working Papers, Boston University - Industry Studies Programme View citations (3)
    Also in Working Papers, Boston University - Department of Economics (1998) View citations (3)

    See also Journal Article in Journal of Economics & Management Strategy (2002)

1997

  1. Cost and Incentives in a Mental Health and Substance Abuse Carve Out
    Working Papers, Boston University - Industry Studies Programme
    Also in Working Papers, Boston University - Industry Studies Programme (1997)
  2. Cost and Quality Incentives in Health Care: Altruistic Providers
    Working Papers, Boston University - Industry Studies Programme View citations (8)
  3. Health Insurance, Moral Hazard, and Managed Care
    Working Papers, Boston University - Industry Studies Programme View citations (4)
    See also Journal Article in Journal of Economics & Management Strategy (2002)

1996

  1. Capacity Constraint and Monopoly Regulation under Asymmetric Information
    Working Papers, Boston University - Industry Studies Programme
  2. Investment Incentives of a Regulated Dominant Firm
    Working Papers, Boston University - Industry Studies Programme View citations (1)
    Also in Working Papers, Boston University - Industry Studies Programme (1996) View citations (1)
    UFAE and IAE Working Papers, Unitat de Fonaments de l'Anàlisi Econòmica (UAB) and Institut d'Anàlisi Econòmica (CSIC) (1996) View citations (1)

    See also Journal Article in Journal of Regulatory Economics (1999)

1995

  1. Optimal Health Insurance and Provider Payment
    Working Papers, Boston University - Industry Studies Programme View citations (2)
    See also Journal Article in American Economic Review (1997)
  2. Option Contracts and Vertical Foreclosure
    Working Papers, Boston University - Industry Studies Programme
    See also Journal Article in Journal of Economics & Management Strategy (1997)

1994

  1. Health Care Payment Systems: Cost and Quality Incentives
    Working Papers, Boston University - Industry Studies Programme View citations (195)
    See also Journal Article in Journal of Economics & Management Strategy (1994)
  2. Noncontractible Inputs and Health Insurance-Payment Systems
    Working Papers, Boston University - Industry Studies Programme

1993

  1. Regulating a Dominant Firm: Quality, Private Informatio, and Industry Structure
    Working Papers, Boston University - Industry Studies Programme
    Also in Working Papers, Boston University - Industry Studies Programme (1993)

1992

  1. Paying for Joint Costs in Health Care
    Working Papers, Boston University - Industry Studies Programme
    See also Journal Article in Journal of Economics & Management Strategy (1993)
  2. Quality Competition, Welfare, and Regulation
    Working Papers, Boston University - Industry Studies Programme View citations (3)
    See also Journal Article in Journal of Economics (1993)

1991

  1. A Signaling Theory of Unemployment
    Working Papers, Boston University - Department of Economics View citations (57)
    Also in NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc (1990) Downloads View citations (1)

    See also Journal Article in European Economic Review (1993)
  2. Bargaining with Deadlines and Imperfect Player Control
    Working Papers, Boston University - Industry Studies Programme View citations (6)
    See also Journal Article in Econometrica (1993)
  3. Regulation, Quality Competition, and Price in the Hospital Industry
    Working Papers, Boston University - Industry Studies Programme
  4. Renegotiation and Optimality in Agency Contracts
    Working Papers, Stanford - Institute for Thoretical Economics View citations (2)
    Also in Working Papers, Boston University - Industry Studies Programme (1990)

    See also Journal Article in Review of Economic Studies (1994)

1987

  1. Unique Implementation of Incentive Contracts with Many Agents (Now published in Review of Economic Studies, LV (1988), pp.555-572.)
    STICERD - Theoretical Economics Paper Series, Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, LSE

1986

  1. Stopping Agents Cheat (Now published in Journal of Economic Theory, vol.46, No.2, (Dec.1988), pp.355-372.)
    STICERD - Theoretical Economics Paper Series, Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, LSE View citations (1)

Undated

  1. Insurance, Vertical Restraints, and Competition
    GSIA Working Papers, Carnegie Mellon University, Tepper School of Business Downloads View citations (8)

Journal Articles

2018

  1. Incentives for motivated experts in a partnership
    Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 2018, 152, (C), 296-313 Downloads
    See also Working Paper (2017)
  2. Product differentiation with multiple qualities
    International Journal of Industrial Organization, 2018, 61, (C), 380-412 Downloads
    See also Working Paper (2017)

2017

  1. Quality and competition between public and private firms
    Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 2017, 140, (C), 336-353 Downloads View citations (2)
    See also Working Paper (2016)

2016

  1. Information acquisition, referral, and organization
    RAND Journal of Economics, 2016, 47, (4), 935-960 Downloads View citations (2)
    See also Working Paper (2016)

2015

  1. Competition, gatekeeping, and health care access
    Journal of Health Economics, 2015, 39, (C), 159-170 Downloads View citations (12)
    See also Working Paper (2013)
  2. Information disclosure and the equivalence of prospective payment and cost reimbursement
    Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 2015, 117, (C), 439-452 Downloads View citations (3)
    See also Working Paper (2013)

2014

  1. Public Report, Price, and Quality
    Journal of Economics & Management Strategy, 2014, 23, (2), 443-464 Downloads View citations (5)
    See also Working Paper (2011)

2013

  1. Health insurance, treatment plan, and delegation to altruistic physician
    Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 2013, 85, (C), 79-96 Downloads View citations (21)
    See also Working Paper (2012)
  2. Immigrants’ acculturation and changes in Body Mass Index
    Economics & Human Biology, 2013, 11, (1), 1-7 Downloads View citations (1)
    See also Working Paper (2010)

2012

  1. Experience Benefits and Firm Organization
    The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy, 2012, 12, (1), 1-35 Downloads
    See also Working Paper (2012)
  2. Public Sector Rationing and Private Sector Selection
    Journal of Public Economic Theory, 2012, 14, (1), 1-34 Downloads View citations (4)
    See also Working Paper (2011)

2011

  1. Health insurance, cost expectations, and adverse job turnover
    Health Economics, 2011, 20, (1), 27-44 Downloads View citations (1)
    See also Working Paper (2007)
  2. Market conditions and general practitioners’ referrals
    International Journal of Health Economics and Management, 2011, 11, (4), 245-265 Downloads View citations (19)
    See also Working Paper (2010)
  3. Optimal Health Care Contract under Physician Agency
    Annals of Economics and Statistics, 2011, (101-102), 229-256 Downloads View citations (14)
    See also Working Paper (2010)
  4. Optimal public rationing and price response
    Journal of Health Economics, 2011, 30, (6), 1197-1206 Downloads View citations (4)
    See also Working Paper (2010)

2010

  1. Progress and compliance in alcohol abuse treatment
    Journal of Health Economics, 2010, 29, (2), 213-225 Downloads
    See also Working Paper (2006)
  2. Subsidy design: wealth versus benefits
    Journal of Economics, 2010, 101, (1), 49-72 Downloads

2009

  1. Service motives and profit incentives among physicians
    International Journal of Health Economics and Management, 2009, 9, (1), 39-57 Downloads View citations (11)
    See also Working Paper (2009)

2008

  1. Health Care Economics and Policy: An Introduction
    The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy, 2008, 8, (2), 1-4 Downloads View citations (9)

2007

  1. Moonlighting: public service and private practice
    RAND Journal of Economics, 2007, 38, (4), 1113-1133 Downloads View citations (35)
    See also Working Paper (2006)

2005

  1. Introduction
    Journal of Economics & Management Strategy, 2005, 14, (3), 509-511 Downloads View citations (1)

2004

  1. Managed care and shadow price
    Health Economics, 2004, 13, (2), 199-202 Downloads View citations (5)
  2. Provider-client interactions and quantity of health care use
    Journal of Health Economics, 2004, 23, (6), 1261-1283 Downloads View citations (4)
  3. Public rationing and private cost incentives
    Journal of Public Economics, 2004, 88, (1-2), 333-352 Downloads View citations (4)

2003

  1. Moral hazard, insurance, and some collusion
    Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 2003, 50, (2), 225-247 Downloads View citations (34)
    See also Working Paper (2001)
  2. Price and Quality Competition under Adverse Selection: Market Organization and Efficiency
    RAND Journal of Economics, 2003, 34, (2), 266-86 View citations (12)
    See also Working Paper (2000)
  3. Risk selection and matching in performance-based contracting
    Health Economics, 2003, 12, (5), 339-354 Downloads View citations (4)
    See also Working Paper (2000)

2002

  1. Health Insurance, Moral Hazard, and Managed Care
    Journal of Economics & Management Strategy, 2002, 11, (1), 81-107 Downloads View citations (24)
    See also Working Paper (1997)
  2. Network Incentives in Managed Health Care
    Journal of Economics & Management Strategy, 2002, 11, (1), 1-35 Downloads View citations (11)
    See also Working Paper (1998)

1999

  1. Introduction
    Journal of Economics & Management Strategy, 1999, 8, (3), 311-313 Downloads
  2. Investment Incentives of a Regulated Dominant Firm
    Journal of Regulatory Economics, 1999, 16, (3), 215-35 Downloads View citations (8)
    See also Working Paper (1996)

1998

  1. Health-Care Payment Systems: Cost and Quality Incentives-Reply
    Journal of Economics & Management Strategy, 1998, 7, (1), 139-142 Downloads View citations (9)

1997

  1. Introduction
    Journal of Economics & Management Strategy, 1997, 6, (1), 1-4 Downloads
  2. Optimal Health Insurance and Provider Payment
    American Economic Review, 1997, 87, (4), 685-704 Downloads View citations (99)
    See also Working Paper (1995)
  3. Option Contracts and Vertical Foreclosure
    Journal of Economics & Management Strategy, 1997, 6, (4), 725-753 Downloads View citations (23)
    See also Working Paper (1995)

1995

  1. Regulating a Dominant Firm: Unknown Demand and Industry Structure
    RAND Journal of Economics, 1995, 26, (1), 1-19 Downloads View citations (6)

1994

  1. Health Care Payment Systems: Cost and Quality Incentives
    Journal of Economics & Management Strategy, 1994, 3, (1), 93-112 View citations (192)
    See also Working Paper (1994)
  2. Renegotiation and Optimality in Agency Contracts
    Review of Economic Studies, 1994, 61, (1), 109-129 Downloads View citations (32)
    See also Working Paper (1991)

1993

  1. A signaling theory of unemployment
    European Economic Review, 1993, 37, (1), 135-157 Downloads View citations (22)
    See also Working Paper (1991)
  2. Bargaining with Deadlines and Imperfect Player Control
    Econometrica, 1993, 61, (6), 1313-39 Downloads View citations (43)
    See also Working Paper (1991)
  3. Paying for Joint Costs in Health Care
    Journal of Economics & Management Strategy, 1993, 2, (1), 71-95 View citations (3)
    See also Working Paper (1992)
  4. Quality competition, welfare, and regulation
    Journal of Economics, 1993, 58, (2), 153-173 Downloads View citations (81)
    See also Working Paper (1992)

1991

  1. Adverse Selection in Dynamic Moral Hazard
    The Quarterly Journal of Economics, 1991, 106, (1), 255-275 Downloads View citations (27)

1989

  1. Efficient allocation of a "prize"-King Solomon's dilemma
    Games and Economic Behavior, 1989, 1, (3), 222-233 Downloads View citations (17)

1988

  1. Implementation in dynamic job transfers
    Economics Letters, 1988, 28, (4), 391-395 Downloads View citations (1)
  2. Stopping agents from "cheating"
    Journal of Economic Theory, 1988, 46, (2), 355-372 Downloads View citations (51)
  3. Unique Implementation of Incentive Contracts with Many Agents
    Review of Economic Studies, 1988, 55, (4), 555-572 Downloads View citations (63)
 
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