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Workplace:Department of Economics, University of Texas-Austin, (more information at EDIRC)
National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), (more information at EDIRC)

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Working Papers

2019

  1. Optimal Managed Competition Subsidies
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads

2015

  1. Externalities and Benefit Design in Health Insurance
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (2)
  2. Regulating Innovation with Uncertain Quality: Information, Risk, and Access in Medical Devices
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (3)
  3. Salience, Myopia, and Complex Dynamic Incentives: Evidence from Medicare Part D
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (18)

2014

  1. Impacts of Unionization on Quality and Productivity: Regression Discontinuity Evidence from Nursing Homes
    IZA Discussion Papers, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) Downloads View citations (3)
    Also in NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc (2012) Downloads View citations (10)

    See also Journal Article in ILR Review (2015)
  2. The Industrial Organization of Health Care Markets
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (4)
    See also Journal Article in Journal of Economic Literature (2015)

2013

  1. Can Amputation Save the Hospital? The Impact of the Medicare Rural Flexibility Program on Demand and Welfare
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads
    Also in Annual Conference 2013 (Duesseldorf): Competition Policy and Regulation in a Global Economic Order, Verein für Socialpolitik / German Economic Association (2013) Downloads
  2. Health Information Technology and Patient Outcomes: The Role of Organizational and Informational Complementarities
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (12)
  3. Mergers When Prices are Negotiated: Evidence from the Hospital Industry
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (9)
    See also Journal Article in American Economic Review (2015)

2012

  1. Competition in Health Care Markets
    The Centre for Market and Public Organisation, Department of Economics, University of Bristol, UK Downloads View citations (11)
    Also in NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc (2011) Downloads View citations (97)

    See also Chapter (2011)
  2. The Impact of Health Information Technology on Hospital Productivity
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (2)
    See also Journal Article in RAND Journal of Economics (2013)

2011

  1. Regression Discontinuity Designs with an Endogenous Forcing Variable and an Application to Contracting in Health Care
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (16)

2008

  1. Managed Care and Medical Expenditures of Medicare Beneficiaries
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (6)
    See also Journal Article in Journal of Health Economics (2008)

2006

  1. The Welfare Consequences of Hospital Mergers
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (21)

2005

  1. Did the HMO Revolution Cause Hospital Consolidation?
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (2)

2004

  1. Managed Care, Drug Benefits and Mortality: An Analysis of the Elderly
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (3)
    See also Journal Article in The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy (2011)

2003

  1. Are All The Good Men Married? Uncovering the Sources of the Marital Wage Premium
    University of California at San Diego, Economics Working Paper Series, Department of Economics, UC San Diego Downloads
    See also Journal Article in American Economic Review (2004)

2002

  1. Bayesian inference for hospital quality in a selection model
    Working Paper Series, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco Downloads View citations (1)
    Also in NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc (2001) Downloads View citations (3)

    See also Journal Article in Econometrica (2003)
  2. Competition, Payer, and Hospital Quality
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads View citations (1)

2000

  1. Inferring Hospital Quality from Patient Discharge Records Using a Bayesian Selection Model
    Econometric Society World Congress 2000 Contributed Papers, Econometric Society Downloads

Undated

  1. The Welfare Impact of Medicare HMOs
    Mathematica Policy Research Reports, Mathematica Policy Research Downloads View citations (3)
    See also Journal Article in RAND Journal of Economics (2003)

Journal Articles

2016

  1. Health information technology and patient outcomes: the role of information and labor coordination
    RAND Journal of Economics, 2016, 47, (1), 207-236 Downloads View citations (3)

2015

  1. Editorial: Relaunch of the journal
    International Journal of Health Economics and Management, 2015, 15, (1), 1-2 Downloads
  2. Impacts of Unionization on Quality and Productivity
    ILR Review, 2015, 68, (4), 771-806 Downloads View citations (9)
    See also Working Paper (2014)
  3. Mergers When Prices Are Negotiated: Evidence from the Hospital Industry
    American Economic Review, 2015, 105, (1), 172-203 Downloads View citations (51)
    See also Working Paper (2013)
  4. The Industrial Organization of Health-Care Markets
    Journal of Economic Literature, 2015, 53, (2), 235-84 Downloads View citations (29)
    See also Working Paper (2014)

2014

  1. Industry Shock Expectations, Interindustry Linkages, and Merger Waves: Evidence from the Hospital Industry
    Journal of Economics & Management Strategy, 2014, 23, (3), 548-567 Downloads View citations (1)

2013

  1. The impact of health information technology on hospital productivity
    RAND Journal of Economics, 2013, 44, (3), 545-568 Downloads View citations (9)
    See also Working Paper (2012)

2011

  1. Managed Care, Drug Benefits and Mortality: An Analysis of the Elderly
    The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy, 2011, 11, (2), 1-32 Downloads View citations (3)
    See also Working Paper (2004)
  2. Market power and contract form: evidence from physician group practices
    International Journal of Health Economics and Management, 2011, 11, (2), 115-132 Downloads View citations (10)
  3. The Effects of US Hospital Consolidations on Hospital Quality: A Comment
    International Journal of the Economics of Business, 2011, 18, (1), 127-131 Downloads View citations (2)
  4. The impact of the Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Program on patient choice
    International Journal of Industrial Organization, 2011, 29, (3), 342-344 Downloads View citations (5)

2008

  1. Managed care and medical expenditures of Medicare beneficiaries
    Journal of Health Economics, 2008, 27, (6), 1451-1461 Downloads View citations (8)
    See also Working Paper (2008)

2007

  1. Regionalization versus competition in complex cancer surgery
    Health Economics, Policy and Law, 2007, 2, (01), 51-71 Downloads View citations (7)

2004

  1. Are All the Good Men Married? Uncovering the Sources of the Marital Wage Premium
    American Economic Review, 2004, 94, (2), 317-321 Downloads View citations (61)
    See also Working Paper (2003)
  2. The Impact of Ownership Conversions on HMO Performance
    International Journal of Health Economics and Management, 2004, 4, (4), 327-342 Downloads View citations (8)

2003

  1. Bayesian Inference for Hospital Quality in a Selection Model
    Econometrica, 2003, 71, (4), 1215-1238 Downloads View citations (62)
    See also Working Paper (2002)
  2. The Welfare Impact of Medicare HMOs
    RAND Journal of Economics, 2003, 34, (4), 719-36 View citations (45)
    See also Working Paper

2001

  1. Hospital competition in HMO networks
    Journal of Health Economics, 2001, 20, (5), 733-753 Downloads View citations (58)
  2. The welfare impact of HMO mergers
    Journal of Health Economics, 2001, 20, (6), 967-990 Downloads View citations (5)

1999

  1. Estimating the quality of care in hospitals using instrumental variables
    Journal of Health Economics, 1999, 18, (6), 747-767 Downloads View citations (64)

1997

  1. Dynamic Equilibrium in the Hospital Industry
    Journal of Economics & Management Strategy, 1997, 6, (1), 45-74 Downloads View citations (35)

1992

  1. Merger Waves and the Structure of Merger and Acquisition Time-Series
    Journal of Applied Econometrics, 1992, 7, (S), S83-100 Downloads View citations (26)

Chapters

2011

  1. Competition in Health Care Markets
    Elsevier Downloads View citations (42)
    See also Working Paper (2012)

Editor

  1. International Journal of Health Economics and Management
    Springer
 
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