SI 2016 Health Care

Jonathan Gruber, Emily Wiessner, and Joan Stillwell, Organizers

July 28-29, 2016

Royal Sonesta Hotel

Conference Code of Conduct

Thursday, July 28
9:00 am
Thomas DeLeire, Georgetown University and NBER
Andre Chappel, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Kenneth Finegold, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Emily Gee, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Do Individuals Respond to Cost-Sharing Subsidies in their Selections of Marketplace Health Insurance Plans?
10:00 am
Jonathan Gruber, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and NBER
Jason Abaluck, Yale University and NBER

Addressing Choice Inconsistencies in Choice of Health Insurance Plans
11:30 am
Pietro Tebaldi, Columbia University and NBER

Estimating Equilibrium in Health Insurance Exchanges: Price Competition and Subsidy Design under the ACA
1:30 pm
Amanda Starc, Northwestern University and NBER
Robert Town, University of Texas at Austin and NBER

Externalities and Benefit Design in Health Insurance
2:30 pm
Leemore Dafny, Harvard University and NBER
Kate Ho, Princeton University and NBER
Robin S. Lee, Harvard University and NBER

The Price Effects of Cross-Market Mergers: Theory and Evidence from the Hospital Industry
4:00 pm
Nicolas R. Ziebarth, Cornell University and NBER
Stefan Pichler, ETH Zurich

The Pros and Cons of Sick Pay Schemes: Testing for Contagious Presenteeism and Noncontagious Absenteeism Behavior
Friday, July 29
9:00 am
Benjamin Friedrich, Northwestern University
Martin B. Hackmann, University of California, Los Angeles and NBER

Parental Leave Programs, Nurse Shortages, and Patient Health
10:00 am
David W. Silver, Princeton University and NBER

Haste or Waste? Peer Pressure and the Distribution of Marginal Returns to Health Care
11:30 am
Michael D. Frakes, Duke University and NBER
Jonathan Gruber, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and NBER

Estimating Defensive Medicine Pressure Using Military Health Malpractice Exemptions
1:30 pm
Diane E. Alexander, University of Pennsylvania and NBER

How do Doctors Respond to Incentives? Unintended Consequences of Paying Doctors to Reduce Costs
2:30 pm
Zack Cooper, Yale University and NBER
Amanda E. Kowalski, University of Michigan and NBER
Eleanor N. Powell, University of Wisconsin-Madison

What Does a Hospital Do with Eighteen Million Dollars? Evidence From the Passage of Medicare Part D
4:00 pm
Scott Barkowski, Clemson University

The Effect of Specialist Cost Information on Primary Care Physician Referral Patterns