Summary The debate on tobacco and fat taxes often treats smoking and eating as independent behaviors.
Author Archives: Health Economics Journal
Abstract This paper identifies a family of absolute consistent inequality indices using a weakly decomposable postulate suggested by Ebert.
Summary An inequality measure is consistent’ if it ranks distributions the same irrespective of whether health quantities are represented in terms of attainments or shortfalls.
Abstract Using a 2004 Japanese natural experiment affecting physician supply, we study the physician labor market and its effects on hospital exits and health outcomes.
Abstract Two recent studies have provided a comprehensive review/summary of a large number of estimates of the price elasticity of food consumption using a meta-regression approach.
Summary This paper estimates the effect of physical violence and property crimes on subjective well-being in Australia.
Abstract Is obesity the consequence of an optimally chosen lifestyle or do people consume too much relative to their long-term preferences?
Summary We develop a theoretical model to study a policy that publicly reports hospital waiting times.
Abstract We estimated the short-term effects of symptoms of depression on labor market outcomes using data from the 2004–2009 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey.
Abstract Whether health insurance matters for health has long been a central issue for debate when assessing the full value of health insurance coverage in both developed and developing countries.
Abstract We develop a stylized principal–agent model with moral hazard and adverse selection to provide a unified framework for understanding some of the most salient features of the recent physician payment reform in Ontario and its impact on physician behavior.
Abstract There has been little assessment of the role the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) have had in progressing international development.
Abstract This paper exploits the geographic expansion of performance-based financing (PBF) in Cambodia over a decade to estimate its effect on the utilization of maternal and child health services.
Abstract With its rapid economic growth and fast changing lifestyle, China witnessed expansionary prevalence of obesity and overweight during the recent decades.