Author Archives: Health Economics Journal

What factors predict the passage of state-level e-cigarette regulations?

Summary E-cigarettes are controversial products.

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The impact of child welfare legislation on domestic violence-related homicide rates

Summary State-specific statutes providing legal consequences for perpetrating domestic violence in the presence of a child have been enacted across the United States between 1996 and 2012.

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How does retirement affect healthcare expenditures? Evidence from a change in the retirement…

Summary Using individual-level administrative panel data from Hungary, we estimate causal effects of retirement on outpatient and inpatient care expenditures and pharmaceutical expenditures.

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The gift of time? School starting age and mental health

Abstract Using linked Danish survey and register data, we estimate the causal effect of age at kindergarten entry on mental health.

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Ageing and healthcare expenditures: Exploring the role of individual health status

Abstract In 1999, Zweifel, Felder, and Meiers questioned conventional wisdom on ageing and healthcare expenditure (HCE).

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Is health care infected by Baumol’s cost disease? Test of a new model

Abstract Rising health care costs are a policy concern across the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, and relatively little consensus exists concerning their causes.

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EQ-5D-5L: Smaller steps but a major step change?

Originally from:  EQ-5D-5L: Smaller steps but a major step change?

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A framework for testing the equality between the health concentration curve and the 45-degree…

Summary The health concentration curve is the standard graphical tool to depict socioeconomic health inequality in the literature on health inequality.

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Is end of life a special case? Connecting Q with survey methods to measure societal support for…

Abstract Preference elicitation studies reporting societal views on the relative value of end-of-life treatments have produced equivocal results.

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Effects of health insurance coverage on risky behaviors

Abstract Prior to implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, dependent health insurance coverage was typically available only for young adults under the age of 19.

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Do gender gaps in education and health affect economic growth? A cross-country study from 1975…

Abstract We use system-generalized method-of-moments to estimate the effect of gender-specific human capital on economic growth in a cross-country panel of 127 countries between 1975 and 2010.

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Quality competition and hospital mergers—An experiment

Abstract On the basis of a Salop model with regulated prices, we investigate quality provision behaviour of competing hospitals before and after a merger.

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Separation of prescription and treatment in health care markets: A laboratory experiment

Summary Health care is a credence good, and its market is plagued by asymmetric information.

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Sorting into payment schemes and medical treatment: A laboratory experiment

Abstract In this study, we introduce the opportunity for physicians to sort into capitation or fee-for-service payment.

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