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Health Care Program Meeting

Jonathan Gruber, Organizer

March 6, 2015

Feldstein Conference Room, 2nd Floor

1050 Massachusetts Avenue

Cambridge, MA




Thursday, March 5:

6:00 pm

Group Dinner at Bambara Restaurant, 25 Edwin H. Land Blvd. in Cambridge (across the street from the Royal Sonesta Hotel)

Friday, March 6:

7:45 am

Shuttle van departs from the Royal Sonesta Hotel for the NBER

8:00 am

Shuttle van departs from the Royal Sonesta Hotel for the NBER

8:00 am

Continental Breakfast

8:30 am

Emily Oster, Brown University and NBER
Diabetes and Diet: Behavior Change and the Value of Health

9:30 am

Maria Polyakova, Stanford University
Regulation of Insurance with Adverse Selection and Switching Costs: Evidence from Medicare Part D

10:30 am


11:00 am

Matthew R. Grennan, University of Pennsylvania
Ashley Swanson, University of Pennsylvania and NBER
Transparency and Negotiated Prices: The Value of Information in Hospital-Supplier Bargaining

12:00 n


1:00 pm

Zack Cooper, Yale University
Stuart V. Craig, Yale University
Martin Gaynor, Carnegie Mellon University and NBER
John Van Reenen, London School of Economics and NBER
Price or Quantity: What Explains the Variation in Spending on the Privately Insured?

2:00 pm

David Powell, RAND Corporation
Seth A. Seabury,
University of Southern California
Medical Care Spending and Labor Market Outcomes: Evidence From Workers' Compensation Reforms

3:00 pm



3:30 pm


Benjamin R. Handel, University of California at Berkeley and NBER
Jonathan T. Kolstad, University of Pennsylvania and NBER
Amitabh Chandra, Harvard University and NBER
Zarek C. Brot-Goldberg, University of California, Berkeley
What Does a Deductible Do? The Impact of Cost-Sharing on Health Care Prices, Quantities, and Spending Dynamics


4:30 pm