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    • Do smokers respond to health shocks? 

      Smith, VK; Taylor, DH; Sloan, FA; Johnson, FR; Desvousges, WH (Review of Economics and Statistics, 2001-11-01)
      This paper reports the first effort to use data to evaluate how new information, acquired through exogenous health shocks, affects people's longevity expectations. We find that smokers react differently to health shocks ...
    • Does higher hospital cost imply higher quality of care? 

      Picone, GA; Sloan, FA; Chou, SY; Taylor, DH (Review of Economics and Statistics, 2003-02-01)
      This study investigates whether higher input use per stay in the hospital (treatment intensity) and longer length of stay improve outcomes of care. We allow for endogeneity of intensity and length of stay by estimating a ...
    • Longevity expectations and death: Can people predict their own demise? 

      Smith, VK; Taylor, DH; Sloan, FA (American Economic Review, 2001-09-01)