Improving Health Outcomes for an Aging Population

Katherine Baicker, Organizer

November 30 - December 1, 2021

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Conference Code of Conduct

Tuesday, November 30
3:00 pm
Welcome and Program Project Overview
Katherine Baicker, University of Chicago and NBER
3:10 pm
Anne Case, Princeton University and NBER
Angus Deaton, Princeton University and NBER

The Great Divide: Education, Despair and Death (P01 Project 1)
3:40 pm
Janet Currie, Princeton University and NBER
Anastasia Karpova, Princeton University
Dan Zeltzer, Tel Aviv University

Do Urgent Care Centers Reduce Medicare Spending? Short Talk (P01 CMS Pilot 42)
3:50 pm
How Health Insurance Affects Care and Outcomes for Chronic Conditions (P01 Project 7)
Katherine Baicker, University of Chicago and NBER
Amy Finkelstein, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and NBER
4:20 pm
Martin B. Hackmann, University of California, Los Angeles and NBER
Juan S. Rojas, University of California, Los Angeles
Nicolas R. Ziebarth, Cornell University and NBER

Creative Financing and Public Moral Hazard: Evidence from Medicaid Supplemental Payments (slides) Short Talk (P01 CMS Pilot 27)
4:30 pm
Break
4:40 pm
Danea Horn, Stanford University
Adam Sacarny, Columbia University and NBER
R. Annetta Zhou, RAND Corporation

Technology Adoption and Market Allocation: The Case of Robotic Surgery (slides) (P01 Project 6)
5:10 pm
Jessica Van Parys, Hunter College
Itzik Fadlon, University of California, San Diego and NBER

Primary Care Physician Practice Styles and Patient Care: Evidence from Physician Exits in Medicare (slides) Short Talk (P01 CMS Pilot 4)
5:20 pm
Maya M. Durvasula, Stanford University
Lisa L. Ouellette, Stanford University
Heidi L. Williams, Stanford University and NBER

Private and Public Investments in Biomedical Research (slides) (P01 Project 8)
5:50 pm
The Impact of COVID-19 on Mortality Inequality (P01 COVID Supplement) Not livestreamed
Derek Chapman, VCU Health
Janet Currie, Princeton University and NBER
Jonathan Kowarski, University of California, Los Angeles
Hannes Schwandt, Northwestern University and NBER
Till M. von Wachter, University of California, Los Angeles and NBER
Steven Woolf, VCU Health
6:00 pm
Adjourn
Wednesday, December 1
11:00 am
Simone Balestra, University of St. Gallen
Helge Liebert, University of Zurich
Nicole Maestas, Harvard University and NBER
Tisamarie B. Sherry, RAND Corporation

Behavioral Responses to Supply-Side Drug Policy During the Opioid Epidemic (P01 Project 2)
11:30 am
Zarek C. Brot-Goldberg, University of Chicago
Timothy Layton, Harvard University and NBER
Boris Vabson, Harvard University
Adelina Yanyue Wang, National Bureau of Economic Research

The Behavioral Foundations of Default Effects: Theory and Evidence from Medicare Part D Short Talk (P01 CMS Pilot 26)
11:40am
Ziad Obermeyer, University of California, Berkeley and NBER
Sendhil Mullainathan, University of Chicago and NBER

Diagnosing Physician Error: A Machine Learning Approach to Low-Value Health Care Short Talk (P01 Project 4)
12:10 pm
Leila Agha, Harvard University and NBER
Keith Marzilli Ericson, Boston University and NBER
Kimberley Geissler, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
James B. Rebitzer, Boston University and NBER

Team Relationships and Performance: Evidence from Healthcare Referral Networks Short Talk (P01 CMS Pilot 22)
12:20 pm
Break
12:30 pm
Outcomes-Based Payments and Physician Productivity: Evidence from Diabetes Care in Hawaii (P01 Project 5)
Benjamin R. Handel, University of California, Berkeley and NBER
Jonathan T. Kolstad, University of California, Berkeley and NBER
1:00 pm
Martin Gaynor, Carnegie Mellon University and NBER
Adam Sacarny, Columbia University and NBER
Raffaella Sadun, Harvard University and NBER
Chad Syverson, University of Chicago and NBER
Shruthi Venkatesh, Carnegie Mellon University

The Anatomy of a Hospital System Merger: The Patient Did Not Respond Well to Treatment (slides) Short Talk (P01 CMS Pilot 33)
1:10 pm
Impacts of a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Intervention to Alleviate Loneliness among the Elderly: A Randomized Controlled Trial in Tamil Nadu, India (P01 Project 3)
Madeline McKelway, Darthmouth College
Esther Duflo, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and NBER
1:40 pm
William N. Evans, University of Notre Dame and NBER
Sarah A. Kroeger, University of Notre Dame
Elizabeth L. Munnich, University of Louisville
Grace Ortuzar, NBER
Kathryn Wagner, Marquette University

Reducing Readmissions by Addressing the Social Determinants of Health Short Talk (P01 CMS Pilot 32)
1:50 pm
Wrap-up
Katherine Baicker, University of Chicago and NBER