WEAI

My paper titled “Why Does Getting Married Make You Fat? Incentives and Appearance Maintenance” was just accepted for presenatation at the Western Economic Association International (WEAI) conference.  This paper is co-authored with Uri Gneezy.  The conference will take place June 29-July 3, 2009 in Vancouver, Canada.

Forthcoming in Health Economics…

Today, my paper titled “Operating on commission: How physician financial incentives affect surgery rates” was accepted for publication in the journal Health Economics.   A summary of the paper’s findings is below. This paper employs a nationally representative, household-based dataset in order to test how the compensation method of both specialists and primary care providers…

Adam Smith meets Jonas Salk

Below is an abstract of a working paper I am writing with Dr. John Fontanesi and two other co-authors at the CDC.  The complete paper is available on my website. Influenza is the 7th leading killer in the United States. In order an attempt to attenuate the threat of an influenza outbreak, the Centers for…

Operating on Commission

I have recently finished the latest draft of a working paper titled “Operating on commission: Analyzing how physician financial incentives affect surgery rates using nationally representative household data.” It should be interesting to readers who wonder how financial incentives affect specialist care provision. Below is the paper’s abstract. Any comments regarding the paper’s contents would…

Job Lock: A Literature Review

I have recently completed a paper titled Job Lock: A Literature Review, which has been posted in the ‘Papers by HC Economist‘ page. Here is a brief excerpt from the beginning of the paper. “Three in 10 Americans say they or someone in their household have at some time stayed in a job they wanted…