2019 Annual Health Economic Convention Agenda

30th Annual Health Economics Conference

University of California, San Francisco & University of California, Berkeley

October 17-18, 2019

City Lights Room, Millberry Union

500 Parnassus Avenue, San Francisco

Link to Agenda in PDF

Wednesday – October 16, 2019

      TIME         Informal gathering at Hotel San Francisco (bar & restaurant), 653 Commercial St.

 

Thursday – October 17, 2019

      TIME        
      7:15 am     Shuttle leaves from the Triton Hotel to Millberry Union

      8:00am      Buffet breakfast

      8:15am      Welcome

                             Joanne Spetz, UCSF, and William Dow, UC-Berkeley

      8:30am      UNHEALTHY BEHAVIORS AND UNHEALTHY ENVIRONMENTS

                              Presiding: William Dow, UC-Berkeley

                        Estimating Biases in Smoking Cessation: Evidence from a Field Experiment

                              Presenter: Justin White, University of California, San Francisco

                              Discussant: David Powell, RAND

                        The Sweet Life: The Long-Term Effects of a Sugar-Rich Childhood

                              Presenter: Tadeja Gracner, RAND

                              Discussant: Alice Chen, University of Southern California

                        Break

                        The Social Cost of Leaded Gasoline: Evidence from Regulatory Exemptions

                              Presenter: Ivan Rudik, Cornell University

                              Discussant: Lindsay Allen, West Virginia University

      11:30am    Lunch

                        Keynote: The Use (or not) of Evidence from Regulatory Exemptions 

                              Presenter: Richard Kronick, PhD, Professor, University of California, San Diego

      12:30pm   HEALTH AND LABOR MARKETS

                              Presiding: Joanne Spetz, UCSF

                        Who Pays for Health Care Costs? The Effects of Health Care Prices and Spending on Wages and Labor Markets

                              Presenter: Christopher Whaley, RAND

                              Discussant: Michael Richards, Baylor University

                        When Dad Can Stay Home: Father's Workplace Flexibility and Maternal Health

                              Presenter: Maya Rossin-Slater, Stanford University

                              Discussant: Barbara Wolfe, University of Wisconsin - Madison

      2:30pm     Break

 

      2:45pm           INSURANCE PURCHASING: SUBSIDIES AND RISK ADJUSTMENT

                              Presiding: Timothy Brown, UC-Berkeley

                        Subsidy Targeting with Market Power

                              Presenter: Maria Polyakova, Stanford University

                              Discussant: Benjamin Handel, University of California, Berkeley

                        Managing Adverse Selection: Underinsurance vs. Underenrollment

                              Presenter: Evan Saltzman, Emory University

                              Discussant: Julius Chen, Columbia University

      5:00pm     Shuttle leaves for the Triton Hotel

      6:00pm     Dinner at Mona Lisa Restaurant, 353 Columbus Avenue (15 min. walk from hotel)

                             

Friday – October 18, 2019

      TIME        
      7:15am     Shuttle leaves from the Triton Hotel to Millberry Union

      8:00am      Buffet breakfast

      8:15am      HEALTH CARE SERVICES: SUPPLY AND CONSUMPTION

                              Presiding: Leslie Wilson, University of California, San Francisco

                        Intermediation and Vertical Integration in the Market for Surgeons

                              Presenter: Zarek Brot-Goldberg, Yale University

                              Discussant: Lauren Hersch Nicholas, Johns Hopkins University

                        Liquidity and Healthcare Consumption: Evidence for Social Security Payments

                              Presenter: Tim Layton, Harvard University         

                              Discussant: Salama Freed, University of Pennsylvania

      10:15am    Break

      10:30am    INSURANCE ENROLLMENT DECISION MAKING

                              Presiding: Jonathan Kolstead, UC-Berkeley

                        Health Insurance, Taxes, and Mortality: Evidence from Outreach to the Uninsured

                              Presenter: Jacob Goldin, Stanford University

                              Discussant: Jonathan Ketcham, Arizona State University

                        How do Humans Interact with Algorithms? Experimental Evidence from Health Insurance

                              Presenter: M. Kate Bundorf, Stanford University

                              Discussant: Jianjing Lin, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

      12:30pm   Lunch & Concluding Comments

                        Jason Hockenberry, Emory University & Coady Wing, University of Indiana