Author Archives: Health Economics Journal

Does Overweight and Obesity Impact on Self-Rated Health? Evidence Using Instrumental Variables…

Abstract This paper, for the first time, presents estimates of the causal impact of overweight and obesity on self-rated health (SRH) using instrumental variables (IV) econometric methods.

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Valuing Reductions in Fatal Illness Risks: Implications of Recent Research

Abstract The value of mortality risk reductions, conventionally expressed as the value per statistical life, is an important determinant of the net benefits of many government policies.

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Childhood Obesity and Cognitive Achievement

Abstract Obese children tend to perform worse academically than normal-weight children.

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Inequality of Opportunity: The New Motherhood and Apple Pie?

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Rowing against the current

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Equality of Opportunity, A Flexible Framework

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Inequality of Opportunity: Reply to Pedro Rosa Dias and Erik Schokkaert

Continued here: Inequality of Opportunity: Reply to Pedro Rosa Dias and Erik Schokkaert

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Health Consequences of Rural-to-Urban Migration: Evidence from Panel Data in China

Abstract This paper provides new empirical evidence on the health consequences of rural-to-urban migration in China.

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Population Aging and Healthcare Expenditure in Korea

Abstract Korea’s rapid population aging has been considered as a major factor in increase of healthcare expenditure (HCE).

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The Impact of Hospital Payment Schemes on Healthcare and Mortality: Evidence from Hospital…

Abstract In this study, aggregate-level panel data from 20 Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development countries over three decades (1980-2009) were used to investigate the impact of hospital payment reforms on healthcare output and mortality.

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Free Medicines Thanks to Retirement: Impact of Coinsurance Exemption on Pharmaceutical…

Abstract This paper examines the impact of coinsurance exemption for prescription medicines applied to elderly individuals in Spain after retirement.

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Does Experience Rating Improve Obstetric Practices? Evidence from Italy

SummaryUsing inpatient discharge records from the Italian region of Piedmont, we estimate the impact of an increase in malpractice pressure brought about by experience-rated liability insurance on obstetric practices.

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Modelling Nonlinearities and Reference Dependence in General Practitioners’ Income Preferences

Abstract This paper tests for the existence of nonlinearity and reference dependence in income preferences for general practitioners.

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Evaluation of the Effect of a Continuous Treatment: A Machine Learning Approach with an…

SummaryFor a continuous treatment, the generalised propensity score (GPS) is defined as the conditional density of the treatment, given covariates.

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