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Health Economics Initiative Annual Conference 2022

On May 12-13, 2022, the Becker Friedman Institute Health Economics Initiative’s annual conference brought together faculty, research professionals, and students to explore a variety of health economics issues.

This was an in-person conference at the University of Chicago with limited capacity for virtual participation.


Thursday, May 12, 2022
8:30 am - 9:00 am
Registration and Breakfast
9:00 am - 9:45 am
The Impacts of Increased Access to Regular and Device-Assisted Telemedicine

Dan Zeltzer, Tel Aviv University (Presenter)

Ran Balicer, Clalit Health Services and Ben-Gurion University (Co-author)

Liran Einav, Stanford University, NBER (Co-Author)

Joseph Rashba, Clalit Health Services (Co-Author)

9:45 am - 10:35 am
Market Size and Trade in Medical Services

Joshua Gottlieb, University of Chicago (Presenter)

Jonathan Dingel, University of Chicago (Co-Author)

Maya Lozinski, University of Chicago (Co-Author)

Pauline Mourot, University of Chicago (Co-Author)

10:35 am - 10:55 am
10:55 am - 11:35 am
The Costs and Benefits of Monitoring Providers: Evidence from Medicare Adults

Maggie Shi, Columbia University (Presenter)

11:35 am - 12:15 pm
Quality Disclosure and Regulation: Scoring Design in Medicare Advantage
Benjamin Vatter, Northwestern University (Presenter)
12:15 pm - 1:30 pm
1:30 pm - 2:15 pm
Dynamic Pricing Regulation and Welfare in Insurance Markets

Naoki Aizawa, University of Wisconsin (Presenter)

Ami Ko, Georgetown University (Co-Author)

2:15 pm - 3:00 pm
Opiates of the Masses? Deaths of Despair and the Decline of American Religion

Tamar Oostrom, Ohio State University (Presenter)

Tyler Giles, University of Notre Dame (Co-Author)

Daniel Hungerman, University of Notre Dame (Co-Author)

3:00 pm - 3:15 pm
3:15 pm - 4:00 pm
Regulating Out-of-Network Hospital Payments: Disagreement Payoffs, Negotiated Prices, and Access

Nicholas Tilipman, University of Illinois at Chicago (Presenter)

Elena Prager, Northwestern University (Co-Author)

Friday, May 13, 2022
8:00 am - 8:30 am
8:30 am - 9:15 am
Private Equity, Consumers, and Competition: Evidence from the Nursing Home Industry

Ashvin Gandhi, UCLA Anderson (Presenter)

YoungJun Song, San Diego State University (Co-Author)

Prabhava Upadrashta, Duke University (Co-Author)

9:15 am - 10:00 am
The Corporatization of Hospital Care

Atul Gupta, University of Pennsylvania (Presenter)

Elena Andreyeva, Texas A&M (Co-Author)

Catherine Ishitani, University of Pennsylvania (Co-Author)

Malgorzata Sywestrzak, HealthCore (Co-Author)

Benjamin Ukert, Texas A&M (Co-Author)

10:00 am - 10:20 am
10:20 am - 11:00 am
Evidence and Lessons on the Health Impacts of Public Health Funding from the Fight against HIV/AIDS

Marcus Dillender, University of Illinois at Chicago (Presenter)

11:00 am - 11:40 pm
Overcoming Information Gaps and the Risk-Income Tradeoff in Transactional Sex with HIV Self-Tests: Behavioral Responses to New Diagnostics

Ruchi Mahadeshwar, Brown University (Presenter)

Kawango Agot, University of Nairobi (Co-Author)

Harsha Thirumurthy, University of Pennsylvania (Co-Author)

11:40 am - 12:20 pm
Sex, Drugs, and R&D: Missing Innovation from Regulating Female Enrollment in Clinical Trials

Valerie Michelman, University of Chicago (Presenter)

Lucy Msall, University Chicago (Co-author)

12:20 pm - 1:30 pm
1:30 pm - 2:10 pm
Can Competitive Bidding Work in Health Care? Evidence from Medicare Durable Medical Equipment

Yunan Ji, Harvard University (Presenter)

2:10 pm - 3:00 pm
The Productivity of Professions: Evidence from the Emergency Department

Yiqun Chen, University of Illinois at Chicago (Presenter)

David Chan, Stanford University (Co-Author)

3:00 pm
Conference Concludes