Health Care Program Meeting

Leemore Dafny, Jonathan Gruber, Benjamin R. Handel, and Neale Mahoney, Organizers

December 6, 2019

Royal Sonesta Hotel, Charles Suites, 40 Edwin H. Land Blvd., Cambridge, MA

Conference Code of Conduct

Thursday, December 5
6:00 pm
Group Dinner - Royal Sonesta Hotel, Room Skyline DE
Friday, December 6
8:00 am
Continental Breakfast
8:30 am
Pierre-Thomas Léger, University of Illinois, Chicago
Robert Town, University of Texas at Austin and NBER
Wu Jiashan, University of Illinois at Chicago

A Theory of Geographic Variations in Medical Care (slides)
9:30 am
Shooshan Danagoulian, Wayne State University
Daniel S. Grossman, West Virginia University and NBER
David Slusky, University of Kansas and NBER

Office Visits Preventing Emergency Room Visits: Evidence from the Flint Water Switch
10:00 am
10:30 am
Benjamin R. Handel, University of California, Berkeley and NBER
Jonathan T. Kolstad, University of California, Berkeley and NBER
Thomas Minten, London School of Economics
Johannes Spinnewijn, London School of Economics

The Social Determinants of Choice Quality: Evidence from Health Insurance in the Netherlands
11:30 am
Richard Domurat, University of California at Los Angeles
Isaac Menashe, Covered California
Wesley Yin, University of California, Los Angeles and NBER

The Role of Behavioral Frictions in Health Insurance Marketplace Enrollment and Risk: Evidence from a Field Experiment
12:00 pm
Lunch - Parkview Room
1:00 pm
Yiqun Chen, University of Illinois Chicago and NBER
Petra Persson, Stanford University and NBER
Maria Polyakova, Stanford University and NBER

The Roots of Health Inequality and The Value of Intra-Family Expertise
2:00 pm
Abby E. Alpert, University of Pennsylvania and NBER
William N. Evans, University of Notre Dame and NBER
Ethan Lieber, University of Notre Dame and NBER
David Powell, RAND Corporation

Origins of the Opioid Crisis and Its Enduring Impacts
2:30 pm
3:00 pm
Liran Einav, Stanford University and NBER
Amy Finkelstein, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and NBER
Yunan Ji, Georgetown University and NBER
Neale Mahoney, Stanford University and NBER

Voluntary Regulation: Evidence from Medicare Payment Reform
4:00 pm
Diane E. Alexander, University of Pennsylvania and NBER
Molly Schnell, Northwestern University and NBER

The Impacts of Physician Payments on Patient Access, Use, and Health
4:30 pm