2019 AHEC Conference papers

These are the papers selected for the conference. Approximately one hour will be devoted to each paper in order to facilitate in-depth discussion (around 30 minutes for the presenting author, 15 minutes for an assigned discussant, and 15 minutes for discussion with the audience.)

 

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Thursday, October 17, 2019
 

8:30 am: UNHEALTHY BEHAVIORS AND UNHEALTHY ENVIRONMENTS

Paper: Estimating Biases in Smoking Cessation: Evidence from a Field Experiment. Frank J. Chaloupka, University of Chicago; Matthew R. Levy, London School of Economics; Justin S. White, University of California San Francisco.

Paper: The Sweet Life: The Long-Term Effects of a Sugar-Rich Childhood. Tadeja Gracner, RAND; Paul Gertler.

Paper: The Social Cost of Leaded Gasoline: Evidence from Regulatory Exemptions. Alex Hollingsworth, Indiana University and Ivan Rudik, Cornell University.

12:30 pm: HEALTH AND LABOR MARKETS

Paper: Who Pays for Health Care Costs? The Effects of Health Care Prices and Spending on Wages and Labor Markets. Daniel Arnold, UC Berkeley, Christopher M Whaley, RAND Corporation.

Paper: When Dad Can Stay Home: Father's Workplace Flexibility and Maternal Health. Petra Persson, Stanford University; Maya Rossin-Slater, Stanford University.

2:45 pm: INSURANCE PURCHASING: SUBSIDIES AND RISK ADJUSTMENT

Paper: Subsidy Targeting with Market Power. Maria Polyakova, Stanford University and Stephen P. Ryan, University in St. Louis.

Paper: Managing Adverse Selection: Underinsurance vs. Underenrollment. Evan Saltzman, Emory University 

Friday, October 18, 2019
 

8:15 am: HEALTH CARE SERVICES: SUPPLY AND CONSUMPTION

Paper: Intermediation and Vertical Integration in the Market for Surgeons. Zarek C. Brot-Goldberg, Yale University and Mathijs de Vaan, 

Paper: Liquidity and Healthcare Consumption: Evidence for Social Security Payments. Tal Gross, Boston University and NBER, Timothy Layton, Harvard University and NBER and Daniel Prinz, Harvard University

10:30 am: INSURANCE ENROLLMENT DECISIONMAKING

Paper: Health Insurance, Taxes, and Mortality: Evidence from Outreach to the Uninsured. (for Social Security Payments) Jacob Goldin, Stanford University;  Ithai Lurie, and Janet McCubbins, US Department of Treasury

Paper: How do Humans Interact with Algorithims? Experimental Evidence from Health Insurance. Kate Bundorf, Maria Polyakova, Ming Tai-Seale, National Bureau of Economic Research.

Paper: (Back-up) Valuing Statistical Life Using Senior's Medical Spending. Jonathan Ketcham, Arizona State University, Nicolai V. Kuminoff, Nirman Saha