Author Archives: Health Economics Journal

Not feeling well true or exaggerated? Self-assessed health as a leading health indicator

Abstract We provide original, international evidence documenting that self-assessed health (SAH) is a leading health indicator, that is, a significant predictor of future changes in health conditions, in a large sample of Europeans aged above 50 and living in 13 different countries.

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The Affordable Care Act’s insurance market regulations’ effect on coverage

Abstract Much of the debate surrounding reform of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) revolves around its insurance market regulation.

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Are children rational decision makers when they are asked to value their own health? A…

Abstract Despite the importance of including children’s preferences in the valuation of their own health benefits, no study has investigated the ability of children to understand willingness-to-pay (WTP) questions.

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The wear and tear on health: What is the role of occupation?

Summary Health is well known to show a clear gradient by occupation.

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List randomization for soliciting experience of intimate partner violence: Application to the…

Abstract Social scientists have increasingly invested in understanding how to improve data quality and measurement of sensitive topics in household surveys.

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Parallel trade of pharmaceuticals: The Danish market for statins

Summary This paper investigates and quantifies the impact of parallel trade in markets for pharmaceuticals.

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Employment insecurity and employees’ health in Denmark

Abstract We use register data for Denmark (IDA) merged with the Danish Work Environment Cohort Survey (1995, 2000, and 2005) to estimate the effect of perceived employment insecurity on perceived health for a sample of Danish employees.

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An econometric method for estimating population parameters from non-random samples: An…

Abstract The problem of sample selection complicates the process of drawing inference about populations.

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International Health Economics Association: Student prize competition

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In remembrance of James F. Burgess, Jr.

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Mental health and retirement savings: Confounding issues with compounding interest

Summary The questionable ability of the U.S.

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Valuing health-related quality of life: An EQ-5D-5L value set for England

Abstract A new version of the EQ-5D, the EQ-5D-5L, is available.

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The effectiveness of medical and vocational interventions for reducing sick leave of…

Summary We investigate whether interventions by (a) medical doctors and (b) occupational specialists are effective in reducing sick leave durations among self-employed workers.

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Subjective well-being and minimum wages: Evidence from U.S. states

Summary This paper investigates whether increases in minimum wages are associated with higher life satisfaction by using monthly-level state minimum wages and individual-level data from the 2005–2010 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System.

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