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Hospital Ownership Conversions: Defining the Appropriate Public Oversight Role
(Forum for Health Economics & Policy, 2002-01)
This paper reviews recent empirical evidence on the effects of hospital ownership conversions on quality of care and provision of public goods, such as uncompensated care, and presents new results on these topics based on ...
Liability, risk perceptions, and precautions at bars
(Journal of Law and Economics, 2000-12-01)
Are state laws, regulatory practices, and allocation of public resources for enforcement reflected in perceptions by bar owners/managers that they will be cited or sued if they fail to exercise care? Among policies, which ...
Longevity expectations and death: Can people predict their own demise?
(American Economic Review, 2001-09-01)
Do smokers respond to health shocks?
(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 ...
Are for-profit hospital conversions harmful to patients and to Medicare?
(Rand J Econ, 2002)
We examine how changes in hospital ownership to and from for-profit status affect quality and Medicare payments per hospital stay. We hypothesize that hospitals converting to for-profit ownership boost post acquisition ...
Designing Climate Mitigation Policy
Discounting the distant future: How much do uncertain rates increase valuations?
(Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 2003-07-01)
We demonstrate that when the future path of the discount rate is uncertain and highly correlated, the distant future should be discounted at significantly lower rates than suggested by the current rate. We then use two centuries ...
Carbon mitigation costs for the commercial building sector: Discrete-continuous choice analysis of multifuel energy demand
(Resource and Energy Economics, 2008-12-01)
We estimate a carbon mitigation cost curve for the U.S. commercial sector based on econometric estimation of the responsiveness of fuel demand and equipment choices to energy price changes. The model econometrically estimates ...
Does higher hospital cost imply higher quality of care?
(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 ...