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Health Economics Initiative 2024 Annual Conference

On May 2-3, 2024, the Becker Friedman Institute Health Economics Initiative Annual Conference brought together faculty, research professionals, and students to present the latest research on all topics in health economics.

Amy Finkelstein, John & Jennie S. MacDonald Professor of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, joined the 2024 Health Economics Initiative Conference as the Keynote speaker.

Agenda

Thursday, May 2, 2024
8:30 am - 9:00 am
Registration & Breakfast

6th Floor Lounge

9:00 am - 9:30 am
Should Top Surgeons Practice at Top Hospitals? Sorting and Complementarities in Healthcare

Pauline Mourot, University of Chicago

9:30 am - 10:00 am
Germs in the Family: The Short- and Long-Term Consequences of Intra-Household Disease Spread

Hannes Schwandt, Northwestern University

10:00 am - 10:15 am
Break
10:15 am - 10:45 am
Turbocharging Profits? Contract Gaming and Revenue Allocation in Healthcare

Atul Gupta, University of Pennsylvania

10:45 am - 11:15 am
Entry and Competition in Insurance Markets: Evidence from Medicare Advantage

Matthew Zahn, Johns Hopkins University

11:15 am - 11:30 am
Break
11:30 am - 11:45 am
Introduction by Provost Baicker

Katherine Baicker, University of Chicago Provost

11:45 am - 12:30 pm
Keynote: Geographic Variation in Health and Healthcare: Evidence from Migration

Amy Finkelstein, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Lunch

1st Floor Dining Room

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Controlling Healthcare Costs Through Spending Limits and Documentation Requirements

Maggie Shi, University of Chicago

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Targeting Overuse of Home Health Care: Evidence from Multiple Policy Instruments

Neale Mahoney, Stanford University

2:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Break
2:45 pm - 3:15 pm
Water Treatment and Child Mortality: A Meta-analysis and Cost-effectiveness Analysis

Michael Kremer, University of Chicago

3:15 pm - 3:45 pm
Getting Down to Business: Chain Ownership and Fertility Clinic Performance

Ambar La Forgia, University of California, Berkeley

3:45 pm - 4:00 pm
Break
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
The Economics of Infertility: Evidence from Reproductive Medicine

Petra Persson, Stanford University

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Childhood Shocks Across Ages and Human Capital Formation

Alexander Willen, Norwegian School of Economics

5:00 pm
Conference Adjourns
7:00 pm
Conference Dinner

Dinner is by invitation only.

Friday, May 3, 2024
8:30 am - 9:00 am
Breakfast

6th Floor Lounge

9:00 am - 9:30 am
Tunneling and Hidden Profits in Health Care

Andrew Olenski, Lehigh University

9:30 am - 10:00 am
Does health insurance reduce consumption risk? Evidence from Medicaid Expansions

Dan Sacks, University of Wisconsin-Madison

10:00 am - 10:15 am
Break
10:15 am - 10:45 am
The Effects of Competition on Physician Prescribing

Molly Schnell, Northwestern University

10:45 am - 11:15 am
The Role of Information in Pharmaceutical Advertising: Theory and Evidence

Kelli Marquardt, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

11:15 am - 11:30 am
Break
11:30 pm - 12:00 pm
Evaluating and pricing health insurance in low-income countries: A field experiment in India

Anup Malani, University of Chicago

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Negative Externalities of Temporary Reductions in Cognition: Evidence from Particulate Matter Pollution and Fatal Car Crashes

Anne Burton, The University of Texas, Dallas

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Lunch

1st Floor Dining Room

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
How Can Menu Design Address Adverse Selection? Evidence from a Health Insurance Exchange

Myles Wagner, Harvard University

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
The Chronic Disease Index: Analyzing Health Inequalities Over the Lifecycle

Jon Kolstad, University of California, Berkeley

2:30 pm
Conference Concludes