Author Archives: Health Economics Journal

Identifying Demand Responses to Illegal Drug Supply Interdictions

Summary Successful supply-side interdictions into illegal drug markets are predicated on the responsiveness of drug prices to enforcement and the price elasticity of demand for addictive drugs.

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The Impact of an Increase in User Costs on the Demand for Emergency Services: The Case of…

Abstract Evidence on the impact of user costs on healthcare demand in universal’ public National Health Services (NHS) is scarce.

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GP responses to price regulation: evidence from a French nationwide reform

Summary This paper uses a French reform to evaluate the impacts of overbilling restrictions on general practitioner (GP) care provision, fees and incomes.

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Paying for Primary Care: The Factors Associated with Physician Self-selection into Payment…

Abstract To determine the factors associated with primary care physician self-selection into different payment models, we used a panel of eight waves of administrative data for all primary care physicians who practiced in Ontario between 2003/2004 and 2010/2011.

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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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