Health Economics

Foundational Research on Health Care Markets and Policies

Working Papers

The papers found here include research that is being developed with the support of the Health Economics Initiative and associated scholars. The papers referenced here do not constitute a comprehensive list of the existing literature. Feel free to submit feedback on these papers by emailing

November 2018 The Impact of Medicaid Expansion on Voter Participation: Evidence from the Oregon Health Insurance Experiment Katherine Baicker and Amy Finkelstein
July 2018 Financing the War on Cancer Ralph S.J. Koijen and Stijn Van Nieuwerburgh
July 2018 Check Up Before You Check Out: Retail Clinics and Emergency Room Use Diane Alexander, Janet Currie, and Molly Schnell
July 2018 Patient Loyalty in Hospital Choice: Evidence from New York Mariano Irace
June 2018 Pricing Regulations in Individual Health Insurance: Evidence from Medigap Vilsa Curto
May 2018 Household Bundling to Reduce Adverse Selection: Application to Social Health Insurance Anh Nguyen
April 2018 What Are Consumers Willing to Pay for a Broad Network Health Plan?: Evidence from Covered California Coleman Drake
March 2018 Promoting Wellness or Waste? Evidence from Antidepressant Advertising Bradley Shapiro
March 2018 A Model of Addiction and Social Interactions Julian Reif
January 2018 The Fragility of Market Risk Insurance Ralph S.J. Koijen, Motohiro Yogo
November 2017 The Employer Penalty, Voluntary Compliance, and the Size Distribution of Firms: Evidence from a Survey of Small Businesses Casey Mulligan
November 2017 Nudges in Exercise Commitment Contracts: A Randomized Trial Jay Bhattacharya, Alan M. Garber, Jeremy D. Goldhaber-Fiebert
October 2017 Impacts of performance pay for hospitals: The Readmissions Reduction Program Atul Gupta
October 2017 Medicaid and Financial Health Kenneth Brevoort, Daniel Grodzicki, Martin B. Hackmann
September 2017 Adjusting Measures of Economic Output for Health: Is the Business Cycle Countercyclical? Mark Egan, Casey Mulligan, Tomas Philipson
September 2017 Endogenous Productivity of Demand-Induced R&D: Evidence from Pharmaceuticals Mark Pauly, Kyle Meyers
September 2017 Equilibrium Provider Networks: Bargaining Exclusion in Health Care Markets Kate Ho, Robin Lee
September 2017 The Economics of Patient-Centered Care Guy David, Philip Saynisch, Aaron Smith-McLallen
August 2017 Estimating Equilibrium in Health Insurance Exchanges: Price Competition and Subsidy Design under the ACA Pietro Tebaldi
July 2017 Regulated Age-based Pricing in Subsidized Health Insurance: Evidence from the Affordable Care Act Pietro Tebaldi, Joe Orsini
July 2017 Cost of Service Regulation in U.S. Health Care: Minimal Medical Loss Ratios Steve Cicala, Ethan M.J. Lieber, Victoria Marone
July 2017 Wedges, Labor Market Behavior, and Health Insurance Coverage Under the Affordable Care Act Trevor S. Gallen and Casey B. Mulligan
April 2017 Sharing R&D Risk in Healthcare via FDA Hedges Adam Jørring, Andrew W. Lo, Tomas Philipson, Manita Singh, Richard Thakor
December 2016 How Does Technological Change Affect Quality-Adjusted Prices in Health Care? Systematic Evidence from Thousands of Innovations Kristopher Hult, Sonia Jaffe, Tomas Philipson
October 2016 Is the focus on food deserts fruitless? Retail access and food purchases across the socioeconomic spectrum Molly Schnell, Jessie Handbury, Ilya Rahkovsky
September 2016 Analyzing the Effects of Insuring Health Risks Harold L. Cole, Soojin Kim, and Dirk Krueger
August 2016 The Upside-down Economics of Regulated and Otherwise Rigid Prices Casey Mulligan, Kevin Tsui
May 2016 Health Care Adherence and Personalized Medicine Mark Egan, Tomas Philipson
April 2016 The Unaccounted Insurance Value of Medical Innovation Anushree Subramaniam
February 2016 Labor Markets in Statistics: The Subject Supply Effect in Medical R&D Anup Malani, Tomas Philipson
January 2016 The Price Ain’t Right? Hospital Prices and Health Spending on the Privately Insured Zack Cooper, Stuart Craig, Martin Gaynor, and John Van Reenen