Date(s) - 04/25/19
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
University of Chicago - Saieh Hall
Becker Friedman Institute
April 25, 2019 4:30pm – 6:00pm
Katherine Baicker, University of Chicago
Neale Mahoney, University of Chicago
The Becker Friedman Institute Health Economics Initiative’s annual conference will bring together faculty, research professionals, and students to explore a variety of health economics issues. The conference will include two “rising stars” sessions featuring top health economics research from the 2018-2019 job market, along with sessions featuring more established scholars.
Friday, April 26
8:15 a.m. Registration and breakfast
8:45 – 9:35 a.m.
Trade-offs between Extensive and Intensive Margin Selection in Competitive Insurance Markets
Michael Geruso, University of Texas
9:35 – 10:25 a.m.
Market Design in Regulated Health Insurance Markets: Risk Adjustment vs. Subsidies
Liran Einav, Stanford University
10:25 – 10:50 a.m. Break
Health Insurance II
10:50 – 11:40 a.m.
The Value of Health Insurance: A Household Job Search Approach
Gabriella Conti, University College London
11:40 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Does the individual mandate affect insurance coverage? Regression kink evidence from the population of tax returns
Daniel Sacks, University of Indiana
12:30 – 1:45 p.m. Lunch
JMP Session I
1:45 – 2:25 p.m.
Picking Your Patients: Selective Admissions in the Nursing Home Industry
Ashvin Gandhi, Harvard University
2:25 – 3:05 p.m.
User-Generated Physician Ratings – Evidence from Yelp
Yiwei Chen, Stanford University
3:05 – 3:45 p.m.
How Do Primary Care Physicians Influence Healthcare? Evidence from Practice Styles and Switching Costs from Medicare
Jennifer Kwok, University of California, Berkeley
3:45 – 4:10 p.m. Break
JMP Session II
4:10 – 4:50 p.m.
Intermediation and Vertical Integration in the Market for Surgeons
Zarek Brot-Goldberg, University of California, Berkeley
4:50 – 5:30 p.m.
Impeding Access or Promoting Efficiency? Effects of Rural Hospital Closure on the Cost and
Quality of Care
Caitlin Carroll, Harvard University
5:30 p.m. Conference adjourns for the day
Saturday, April 27
8:00 a.m. Registration and breakfast
8:30 – 9:20 a.m.
Selection with Skills: Evidence from Radiologists
David Chan, Stanford University
9:20 – 10:10 a.m.
Physician Learning and Treatment Choices: Evidence from Brain Aneurysms
Qing Gong, University of North Carolina
10:10 – 10:35 a.m. Break
IO and Health
10:35 – 11:25 a.m.
Market Power and Quality Congestion and Spatial Competition in the Dialysis Industry
Paul Eliason, Brigham Young University
11:25 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Promoting Wellness or Waste? Evidence from Antidepressant Advertising
Bradley Shapiro, University of Chicago
12:15 – 1:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30 – 2:20 p.m.
Incentivizing Behavioral Change: The Role of Time Preferences
Rebecca Dizon-Ross, University of Chicago
2:20 – 3:10 p.m.
Does When You Die Depend on Where You Live?
David Molitor, University of Illinois
3:10 p.m. Conference concludes