University of Chicago Policy Forum: Building on the Chicago Approach to Economics

Date(s) - 04/25/19
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

University of Chicago - Saieh Hall

Hosted by
Becker Friedman Institute

University of Chicago Policy Forum: Building on the Chicago Approach to Economics

April 25, 2019 4:30pm 6:00pm

Saieh Hall for Economics, Rm. 021 | 5757 S. University Ave, Chicago, IL
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

Health Insurance

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

Provider Behavior

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

Health Improvements

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