Author Archives: Health Economics Journal

The Effect of Introducing a Minimum Price on the Distribution of Alcohol Purchase: A…

Summary We use counterfactual analysis techniques to evaluate the impact of a $2 minimum unit price (MUP) on the distribution of Australian (Victorian) household off-trade alcohol purchases.

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The Short-Run and Long-Run Effects of Birth Weight: Evidence from Large Samples of Siblings and…

Summary In this paper, we assemble five large administrative data sets in Taiwan to investigate the short-run and long-run effects of birth weight.

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The Effect of Medical Marijuana on Sickness Absence

Abstract Utilizing the Current Population Survey, the study identifies that absences due to sickness decline following the legalization of medical marijuana.

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The Income–Health Relationship Beyond the Mean’: New Evidence from Biomarkers

Abstract The relationship between income and health is one of the most explored topics in health economics but less is known about this relationship at different points of the health distribution.

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Does It Pay to Penalize Hospitals for Excess Readmissions? Intended and Unintended Consequences…

Summary To incentivize hospitals to provide better quality care at a lower cost, the Affordable Care Act of 2010 included the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program (HRRP), which reduces payments to hospitals with excess 30-day readmissions for Medicare patients treated for certain conditions.

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Cigarette Taxes, Smoking—and Exercise?

Abstract This research provides the first in-depth analysis of the effect that increased cigarette taxes have on exercise behavior.

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U.S. Demand for Tobacco Products in a System Framework

Abstract This study estimated a system of demand for cigarettes, little cigars/cigarillos, large cigars, e-cigarettes, smokeless tobacco, and loose smoking tobacco using market-level scanner data for convenience stores.

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Learning to Trust Flu Shots: Quasi-Experimental Evidence from the 2009 Swine Flu Pandemic

Abstract This paper studies consumer learning in influenza vaccination decisions.

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The Influence of School Nutrition Programs on the Weight of Low-Income Children: A Treatment…

Abstract Recent policy attempts to set high nutrition standards for the School Breakfast Program (SBP) and National School Lunch Program (NSLP) aim to improve children’s health outcomes.

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The Rise and Fall in Out-of-Pocket Costs in Australia: An Analysis of the Strengthening…

Abstract After a period of steady decline, out-of-pocket (OOP) costs for general practitioner (GP) consultations in Australia began increasing in the mid-1990s.

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Co-Editor Appointment: Sally Stearns

Source:   Co-Editor Appointment: Sally Stearns

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Unrelated Future Costs and Unrelated Future Benefits: Reflections on NICE Guide to the Methods…

Summary In this editorial, we consider the vexing issue of unrelated future costs’ (for example, the costs of caring for people with dementia or kidney failure after preventing their deaths from a heart attack).

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The Effects of Prenatal Care Utilization on Maternal Health and Health Behaviors

Summary While many economic studies have explored the role of prenatal care in infant health production, the literature is sporadic on the effects of prenatal care on the mother.

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The Effect of Sorority Membership on Eating Disorders, Body Weight, and Disordered-Eating…

Abstract Eating disorders are currently the deadliest mental disorder in the United States, affecting an estimated 12%–25% of all college women.

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