Research in Progress
"Prices, Incentives, and Provider Consolidation in Health Care"
With Ariel Pakes and Mark Shepard. 2017.
"Equilibrium Provider Networks: Bargaining and Exclusion in Health Care Markets"
With Robin Lee. 2017. Also available as NBER Working Paper 23742.
"The Price Effects of Cross-Market Mergers: Theory and Evidence from the Hospital Industry"
With Leemore Dafny and Robin Lee. 2017. Also available as NBER Working Paper 22106.
Media coverage: APM Marketplace
Published and Forthcoming Papers
in Health Care Markets"
With Robin Lee. Econometrica, 2017, 85(2): 379-417.
Also available as NBER Working Paper 19401 and CEPR Discussion Paper 10812.
Subsumes a previous working paper entitled "Insurer Competition and Negotiated Hospital Prices''. Online appendix is here.
Coverage in Microeconomic Insights,
School of Economics Business Blog
"The Impact of Consumer Inattention on Insurer Pricing in the Medicare
Part D Program"
With Joe Hogan and Fiona Scott Morton. RAND Journal of Economics, 2017, 48(4): 877-905. Also available as NBER Working Paper 21028
and CEPR Discussion Paper 10976.
New York Times 11/2/15 , Washington Post
"The Evolution of Health Insurer Costs in Massachusetts, 2010-12"
With Ariel Pakes and Mark Shepard. 2016. Forthcoming, Review of Industrial Organization Special Issue on I.O. in Healthcare Markets.
Also available as NBER Working Paper 22835.
"The Industrial Organization of
Health Care Markets"
With Martin Gaynor and Robert J. Town. Journal of Economic Literature, 2015, 53(2): 235-284. Also available as NBER Working Paper 19800.
"Moment Inequalities and Their
With Ariel Pakes, Jack Porter and Joy Ishii. Econometrica, 2015, 83(1): 315-334.
Earlier and longer version is
and Financial Incentives to Physicians"
With Ariel Pakes. American Economic Review, 2014, 104(12): 3841-84.
Also available as NBER Working Paper 19333.
Online appendices are
Coverage in London School of
Economics USApp Blog
"Let Them Have Choice: Gains
from Shifting Away from Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance Towards an
With Leemore Dafny and Mauricio Varela. American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, 2013, 5(1): 32-58.
Also available as NBER Working Paper 15687.
"The Use of Full-line Forcing Contracts in
the Video Rental Industry"
With Justin Ho and Julie Mortimer. American Economic Review, 2012, 102(2): 686-719. Also available
NBER Working Paper 14588.
"Analyzing the Welfare Impacts
of Full-line Forcing Contracts"
With Justin Ho and Julie Mortimer. Journal of Industrial Economics, 2012, 60(3): 468-498. Also
available as NBER Working Paper 16318.
"Location and Competition in
With Joy Ishii. International Journal of Industrial Organization,
2011, 29(5): 537-546.
Winner of Paul Geroski Award for best paper of the year,
International Journal of Industrial Organization
"Insurer-Provider Networks in
the Medical Care Market"
American Economic Review, 2009, 99(1): 393-430.
Winner of Arrow Award for best paper of the year, International Health
Economics Association 2010.
"Barriers to Entry of a Vertically Integrated Health Insurer: An Analysis
of Welfare and Entry Costs"
Journal of Economics and Management Strategy, 2009, 18(2):
"The Welfare Effects
of Restricted Hospital Choice
in the US Medical Care Market"
Journal of Applied Econometrics, 2006, 21(7): 1039-1079.
Winner of Richard Stone Prize in Applied Econometrics 2006-2007. Also
available as NBER Working Paper 11819.
"The Business Case
for Diabetes Disease Management
for Managed Care Organizations"
With David Cutler, Nancy Dean Beaulieu, George Isham, Tammie Lindquist, Andrew Nelson and Patrick O'Connor.
Forum for Health Economics and Policy, 2007: Vol. 9: Iss. 1
(Frontiers in Health Policy Research).
"Partial Identification in Applied Research: Benefits and Challenges"
With Adam Rosen, 2016. Forthcoming in ``Advances in Economics: Eleventh World Congress of the Econometric Society''. Ed. Larry Samuelson.
Also available as NBER Working Paper 21641, CEPR Discussion Paper 10883, and CEMMAP Working Paper CWP64/15.
"Narrow Medical Provider Networks:
Welfare Implications and Approaches to Market Design"
With Robin Lee, 2016. In preparation for Oxford University Press Volume IV: "More Fair by Design: Economic design responses to inequality".
Eds. Scott Duke Kominers and Alex Teytelboym.
Reform and Hospital Referrals"
With Ariel Pakes. American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings,
May 2014, 104(5): 200-205.
"Do Physician Incentives
Affect Hospital Choice? A Progress Report"
With Ariel Pakes. International Journal of Industrial Organization, 2011, 29:
(special issue for 37th EARIE Annual Conference).
Exchange: Which Employees Would Benefit and Why?"
With Leemore Dafny and Mauricio Varela. American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings,
May 2010, 100: 485-498.