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Health Economics Initiative Annual Conference 2023

On May 4-5, 2023, the Becker Friedman Institute Health Economics Initiative’s annual conference brought together faculty, research professionals, and students to present the latest research on all topics in health economics.

Doug Staiger, John Sloan Dickey Third Century Professor at Dartmouth University joined as the keynote speaker.

The agenda can be found below.


Thursday, May 4, 2023
8:00 am - 8:45 am
Registration & Breakfast

8th Floor Lounge

8:45 am - 9:15 am
Health Insurance as Economic Stimulus? Evidence from Long-Term Care Jobs

Martin Hackmann, University of California, Los Angeles (Co-author)

Joerg Heining, Institute for Employment Research (IAB), Nuremberg (Co-author)

Roman Klimke, Harvard University (Co-author)

Maria Polyakova, Stanford University (Presenter)

Holger Seibert, Institut für Arbeitsmarkt-und Berufsforschung (Co-author)

9:15 am - 9:45 am
Adverse Selection in Small Group Health Insurance Plans: Evidence From Instrumental Variable Tests

Anthony T. Lo Sasso, DePaul University (Presenter)

Coady Wing, Indiana University (Co-author)

9:45 am - 10:15 am
The Expansionary and Contractionary Supply-Side Effects of Health Insurance

Eilidh Geddes, Northwestern University (Presenter)

Molly Schnell, Northwestern University (Co-author)

10:15 am - 10:30 am
8th Floor Lounge
10:30 am - 11:00 am
Privatizing Social Health Insurance: Medicare Advantage vs. Traditional Medicare

Scott Bilder, Inovalon Insights (Co-author)

Zarek Brot-Goldberg, University of Chicago and Harvard University (Presenter)

Barton Jones, Goldman Sachs (Co-author)

Iman Mohammadi, Inovalon Insights (Co-author)

Zulkarnain Pulungan, Inovalon Insights (Co-author)

Yalun Su, University of Chicago and Harvard University (Co-author)

Christie Teigland, Inovalon Insights (Co-author)

Boris Vabson, Harvard University (Co-author)

11:00 am - 11:15 am

Provost Katherine Baicker, Provost of the University of Chicago

11:15 am - 12:00 pm
Keynote Speaker

Doug Staiger, Dartmouth College

12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
1st Floor Dining Room
1:15 pm - 1:45 pm
Defying Distance? The Provision of Services in the Digital Age

Amanda Dahlstrand, Microsoft Research New England (Presenter)

1:45 pm - 2:15 pm
Commitment, Competition and Preventive Care Provision

Anran Li, Northwestern University (Presenter)

2:15 pm - 2:45 pm
Managers and Public Hospital Performance

Pablo Munoz, University of Chile (Co-author)

Cristóbal Otero, University of California, Berkeley (Presenter)

2:45 pm - 3:00 pm
8th Floor Lounge
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Quality Disclosure, Demand, and Congestion: Evidence from Physician Ratings

Benjamin L. Chartock, Bentley University (Presenter)

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Regulating the Innovators: Approval Costs and Innovation in Medical Technologies

Parker Rogers, University of California, San Diego (Presenter)

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Mis(sed) Diagnosis: Physician Decision Making and ADHD

Kelli Marquardt, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago (Presenter)

Friday, May 5, 2023
8:00 am - 8:45 am
8th Floor Lounge
8:45 am - 9:15 am
Access to Credit Reduces the Value of Health Insurance

Sonia Jaffe, Microsoft (Co-author)

Anup Malani, University of Chicago (Presenter)

Julian Reif, University of Illinois (Co-author)

9:15 am - 9:45 am
Administrative Burden and Consolidation in Health Care: Evidence from Medicare Contractor Transitions

Riley League, Duke University (Presenter)

9:45 am - 10:15 am
Becoming Dual: Measuring the Impact of Gaining Medicaid Coverage for Medicare Beneficiaries

Jing (Gina) Li, Stanford University (Presenter)

10:15 am - 10:30 am

8th Floor Lounge

10:30 am - 11:00 am
The Impact of Medicare Part B Reimbursement Policy on Pharmaceutical Price Growth

Angie Acquatella, Boston University (Presenter)

Keith Marzilli Ericson, Boston University (Co-author)

Amanda Starc, Northwestern University (Co-author)

11:00 am - 11:30 am
Provider Opioid Prescribing Behaviors and Opioid Use in Medicaid

Laurence Baker, Stanford University (Co-author)

Tina Hernandez-Boussard, Stanford University (Co-author)

Becky Staiger, Stanford University (Presenter)

11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Using Patient Versus Provider Incentives to Improve the Diagnosis and Treatment of Malaria

Maria Dieci, Emory University (Co-author)

Paul Gertler, University of California, Berkeley (Presenter)

Jonathan Kolstad, University of California, Berkeley (Co-author)

12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

1st Floor Dining Room

1:15 pm - 1:45 pm
Disease, Disparities, and Development: Evidence from Chagas Disease Control in Brazil

Jon Denton-Schneider, Clark University (Presenter)

Eduardo Montero, University of Chicago (Co-author)

1:45 pm - 2:15 pm
Preferences for Firearms and Their Implications for Regulation

Sara Drango, University of Chicago (Co-author)

Sarah Moshary, University of California, Berkeley (Co-author)

Bradley T. Shapiro, University of Chicago (Presenter)

2:15 pm - 2:45 pm
Socio-Economic Decline and Death: The Life-Cycle Impacts of Recessions for Labor Market Entrants

Hannes Schwandt, Northwestern University (Presenter)

Till von Wachter, University of California, Los Angeles (Co-author)

2:45 pm - 3:15 pm
Medicaid’s Effect on the Mortality of the Low-Income U.S. Population

Bruce Meyer, University of Chicago (Co-author)

Angela Wyse, University of Chicago (Presenter)

3:15 pm
Conference Concludes