Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities

Jevay Grooms and Hannes Schwandt, Organizers

April 28, 2023

Paper Presentations: 20 Minutes, Discussants: 8 minutes, Egg Timer Presentations: 10 minutes, Panelists: Short presentation, then 6 minutes per panelist & 20 minute discussion

Conference Code of Conduct

Friday, April 28
8:00 am
Coffee and Pastries
8:30 am
8:35 am
Itzik Fadlon, University of California, San Diego and NBER
Ming Tai-Seale, University of California, San Diego

Equity and Efficiency in Technology Adoption: Evidence from Digital Health
Discussant: Jonathan S. Skinner, Dartmouth College and NBER
9:10 am
Adriana Corredor-Waldron, North Carolina State University
Janet Currie, Princeton University and NBER
Molly Schnell, Northwestern University and NBER

Drivers of Racial Differences in Unnecessary C-Sections
Discussant: Joaquin A. Rubalcaba, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
9:45 am
Liran Einav, Stanford University and NBER
Amy Finkelstein, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and NBER
Neale Mahoney, Stanford University and NBER
James Okun, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Racial Disparities in the Quality of Nursing Home Care
Discussant: Salama Freed, George Washington University
10:20 am
10:40 am
Michael Bird, University of California, Berkeley
Jacob H. Bor, Boston University
David Himmelstein, CUNY Hunter College
Steffie Woolhandler, CUNY Hunter College

Mortality Among Persons Who Self-Identify as American Indian or Alaska Native (slides)
Discussant: Monica Garcia-Perez, St. Cloud University
11:15 am
Short Presentations
Marcella Alsan, Harvard University and NBER
Kate Bundorf, Duke University and NBER
Melissa McInerney, Tufts University and NBER
Alberto Ortega, Indiana University
Kosali I. Simon, Indiana University and NBER
Ruth Winecoff, Indiana University
Engy Ziedan, Tulane University

Racial Segregation in Ambulatory Healthcare–New Evidence from Electronic Medical Records Data
Keith F. Teltser, Georgia State University
Bethany I. Lemont, Ohio University

Does Paired Kidney Exchange Reduce Demographic Disparities in Transplant Outcomes? (slides)
Joan Costa-Font, London School of Economics
Miqdad Asaria, London School of Economics and Political Science

Distrust Backfires? Ethnic Inequalities in Vaccine Hesitancy
11:55 am
Lunch - Somerset Room
1:00 pm
Panel Discussion: Trends in Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities Research
Marcella Alsan, Harvard University and NBER
Trevon Logan, The Ohio State University and NBER
Kosali I. Simon, Indiana University and NBER
1:40 pm
David M. Cutler, Harvard University and NBER
Kaushik Ghosh, National Bureau of Economic Research
Trivellore Raghunathan, University of Michigan
Susan Stewart, National Bureau of Economic Research
Andrew J. Wang, National Bureau of Economic Research

Measuring Disparities in Medical Spending and Health Outcomes by Race/Ethnicity, Gender, Age and Socioeconomic Status (slides)
Discussant: Sebastian Tello-Trillo, University of Virginia and NBER
2:15 pm
Angélica Meinhofer, Cornell University and NBER
Adrian Rubli, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México
Jamein P. Cunningham, University of Texas at Austin

State Recreational Cannabis Laws and Racial Disparities in the Criminal Justice System
Discussant: Krzysztof Karbownik, Emory University and NBER
2:50 pm
3:10 pm
Mackenzie Alston, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Sarah A. Jacobson, Williams College

Black Lives Matter for Productivity: Heterogeneous Impacts of the 2020 Social Justice Movement on Faculty
Discussant: Dania V. Francis, University of Massachusetts Boston
3:45 pm
Amy Finkelstein, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and NBER
Geoffrey Kocks, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Maria Polyakova, Stanford University and NBER
Victoria Udalova, U.S. Census Bureau

Heterogeneity in Damages from a Pandemic (slides)
Discussant: Marion Aouad, University of California, Irvine
4:20 pm
Closing Discussion
4:30 pm