Author Archives: Health Economics Journal

Price Elasticities of Food Demand: Compensated vs Uncompensated

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.

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Crime Victimisation and Subjective Well-Being: Panel Evidence From Australia

Summary This paper estimates the effect of physical violence and property crimes on subjective well-being in Australia.

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Limited Self-control, Obesity, and the Loss of Happiness

Abstract Is obesity the consequence of an optimally chosen lifestyle or do people consume too much relative to their long-term preferences?

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A Theory of Waiting Time Reporting and Quality Signaling

Summary We develop a theoretical model to study a policy that publicly reports hospital waiting times.

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The Short-Term Effect of Depressive Symptoms on Labor Market Outcomes

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.

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Health Insurance and Health Status: Exploring the Causal Effect from a Policy Intervention

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.

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Physician Payment Contracts in the Presence of Moral Hazard and Adverse Selection: The Theory…

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.

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Did the Millennium Development Goals Change Trends in Child Mortality?

Abstract There has been little assessment of the role the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) have had in progressing international development.

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Impact of Performance-Based Financing in a Low-Resource Setting: A Decade of Experience in…

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.

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The Medical Cost Attributable to Obesity and Overweight in China: Estimation Based on…

Abstract With its rapid economic growth and fast changing lifestyle, China witnessed expansionary prevalence of obesity and overweight during the recent decades.

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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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