Health Care Management Papers

Health Care Management Papers

 
The Health Care Management Department is the Wharton School’s base for scholarship, education, and innovative thinking related to the business, management and policy of health care services, health care technology, and health care financing. The department sponsors three educational programs: The PhD in Health Care Management and Economics, The MBA Program in Health Care Management, and the BS in Economics with a Concentration in Health Care Management and Policy.

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Submissions from 2017

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Antitrust Treatment of Nonprofits: Should Hospitals Receive Special Care?, Cory Capps, Dennis W. Carlton, and Guy David

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The Determinants and Implications of Firms' Workforce Composition: The Case of Home Health, Kunhee Kim

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Demand for Health Insurance: Evidence from the California and Washington ACA Marketplaces, Evan Saltzman

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Do Financial Incentives Reduce Intrinsic Motivation for Weight Loss? Evidence from Two Tests of Crowding Out, Aditi P Sen, David Huffman, George Loewenstein, David A. Asch, Jeffrey T. Kullgren, and Kevin G. Volpp

Submissions from 2016

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Do Schools Mater for High Math Achievement? Evidence from the American Mathematics Competitions, Glenn Ellison and Ashley Swanson

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Regulating Innovation with Uncertain Quality: Information, Risk, and Access in Medical Devices, Matthew Grennan and Robert J Town

Submissions from 2015

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Prescription Drug Use under Medicare Part D: A Linear Model of Nonlinear Budget Sets, Jason Abaluck, Jonathan Gruber, and Ashley Swanson

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King vs. Burwell Through the Lens of Economics, Nora Verlaine Becker and Ari B Friedman

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Value-Based Differential Pricing: Efficient Prices for Drugs in a Global Context, Patricia. M. Danzon, Adrian Towse, and Jorge Mestre-Ferrandiz

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Preference-Adaptive Randomization in Comparative Effectiveness Studies, Benjamin French, Dylan S. Small, Julie Novak, Kathryn Saulsgiver, Michael O. Harhay, David A. Asch, Kevin G. Volpp, and Scott D. Halpern

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No Place to Call Home — Policies to Reduce ED use in Medicaid, Ari B. Friedman

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Cloud-Trust - A Security Assessment Model for Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) Clouds, Daniel Gonzales, Jeremy Kaplan, Evan Saltzman, Zev Winkelman, and Dulani Woods

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Randomized Trial of Four Financial-Incentive Programs for Smoking Cessation, Scott D. Halpern, Benjamin French, Dylan S. Small, Kathryn Saulsgiver, Michael O. Harhay, Janet Audrain-McGovern, George Loewenstein, Troyen A. Brennan, David A. Asch, and Kevin G. Volpp

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Estimating Negative Likelihood Ratio Confidence When Test Sensitivity is 100%: A Bootstrapping Approach, Keith A. Merill, Yuchiao Chang, Kim F. Wong, and Ari B. Friedman

Submissions from 2014

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Insourcing Health Care Innovation, David A. Asch, Christian Terwiesch, Kevin B. Mahoney, and Roy Rosin

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Association between Participation in a Multiplayer Medical Home Intervention and Changes in Quality, Utilization, and Costs of Care, Mark W. Friedberg, Eric C. Schneider, Meredith B. Rosenthal, Kevin G. Volpp, and Rachel M Werner

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Economic Incentives and use of the Intensive Care Unit, Ari B Friedman

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Preparing for Responsible Sharing of Clinical Trial Data, Ari B. Friedman

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Relative Value Health Insurance and pay for Performance for Insurers: Complements, not Substitutes, Ari B. Friedman and Siyabonga Ndwandwe

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Survival and Functional Outcomes After Hip Fracture Among Nursing Home Residents, Mark D. Neuman, Jeffrey H. Silber, Jay S. Magaziner, Molly A. Passarella, Samir Mehta, and Rachel M Werner

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Association of the 2011 ACGME Resident Duty Hour Reforms with Mortality and Readmissions among Hospitalized Medicare Patients, Mitesh S. Patel, Kevin G. Volpp, Dylan S. Small, Alexander S. Hill, Orit Even-Shoshan, Lisa Rosenbaum, Richard N. Ross, Lisa Bellini, Jingsan Zhu, and Jeffrey H. Silber

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Primary Care Access for new Patients on the eve of Health Care Reform, Karin V. Rhodes, Genevieve M. Kenney, Ari B. Friedman, Brendan Saloner, Charlotte C. Lawson, David Chearo, Douglas Wissoker, and Daniel Polsky

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Commitment Devices to Improve Unhealthy Behaviors—Reply, Todd Rogers, Katherine L. Milkman, and Kevin G. Volpp

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Commitment Devices: Using Initiatives to Change Behavior, Todd Rogers, Katherine L. Milkman, and Kevin G. Volpp

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Primary Care Appointment Availability and Preventive Care Utilization: Evidence From an Audit Study, Brendan Saloner, Daniel Polsky, Ari B. Friedman, and Karin V. Rhodes

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Reward-Based Incentives for Smoking Cessation: How a Carrot Became a Stick, Kevin G. Volpp and Robert Galvin

Submissions from 2013

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ED, Heal Thyself, Nora Verlaine Becker and Ari B. Friedman

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Has the Shift to Managed Care Reduced Medicaid Expenditures? Evidence From State and Local-Level Mandates, Mark Duggan and Tamara Hayford

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Effects of Medicaid on Clinical Outcomes, Ari B. Friedman

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Want More Value From Prescription Drugs? We Need to Let Prices Rise and Fall, Dana. P. Goldman, Adam Leive, and Darius Lakdawalla

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Plan Selection in Medicare Part D: Evidence From Administrative Data, Florian Heiss, Adam Leive, Daniel McFadden, and Joachim Winter

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Information and Quality When Motivation Is Intrinsic: Evidence From Surgeon Report Cards, Jonathan T. Kolstad

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The Impact of Health Information Technology on Hospital Productivity, Jinhyung Lee, Jeffrey S. McCullough, and Robert J Town

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Consumers' Misunderstanding of Health Insurance., George Loewenstein, Joelle Y Friedman, Barbara McGill, Sarah Ahmad, Suzanne Linck, Stacey Sinkula, John Beshears, James J Choi, Jonathan Kolstad, David Laibson, Brigitte C Madrian, John A List, and Kevin. G. Volpp

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Price Discrimination and Bargaining: Empirical Evidence From Medical Devices, Grennan. Matthew

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The Unanticipated Consequences of Postponing The Employer Mandate, Mark. V. Pauly and Adam. A. Leive

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Social Impact Bonds in Nonprofit Health Care: New Product or New Package?, Mark V. Pauly and Ashley Swanson

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Characteristics Associated with Differences in Survival among Black and White Women with Breast Cancer, Jeffrey H. Silber, Paul R. Rosenbaum, Amy S. Clark, Bruce J. Giantonio, Richard N. Ross, Yun Teng, Min Wang, Bijan A. Niknam, Justin M. Ludwig, Wei Wang, Orit Even-Shoshan, and Kevin R. Fox

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Physician Investment in Hospitals: Specialization, Incentives, and the Quality of Cardiac Care, Ashley Swanson

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Teaching Hospital Five-Year Mortality Trends in the Wake of Duty Hour Reforms, Kevin. G. Volpp, Dylan. S. Small, Patrick S. Romano, Kamal MF Itani, Amy K. Rosen, Orit Even-Shoshan, Yanli Wang, Lisa Bellini, Michael J. Halenar, Jingsan Zhu, and Jeffrey H. Silber

Submissions from 2012

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Automated Hovering in Health Care — Watching Over the 5000 Hours, David A. Asch, Ralph W. Muller, and Kevin G. Volpp

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What Business are We In? The Emergence of Health as the Business of Health Care, David A. Asch and Kevin G. Volpp

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Transparency through Insurance: Mandates Dominate Discretion, Tom Baker

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The Effect of Shift Structure on Performance, Tanguy Brachet, Guy David, and Andrea Michelle Drechsler

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Pharmaceutical Strategy and the Evolving Role of Merger and Acquisition, Lawton R. Burns, Sean Nicholson, and Joanna P. Wolkowski

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Paying a Premium on Your Premium? Consolidation in the US Health Insurance Industry, Leemore Dafny, Mark Duggan, and Subramaniam Ramanarayanan

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Affording to Wait: Medicare Initiation and the Use of Health Care, Guy David, Victoria Acevedo-Perez, Phil Saynisch, and Mark D. Neuman

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Empirical Evidence on the Value of Pharmaceuticals, Mark Duggan and Craig Garthwaite

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Understanding the Individual Mandate's SCOTUS Pivot Points, Ari B. Friedman and Nora Verlaine Becker

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Health Reform, Health Insurance, and Selection: Estimating Selection Into Health Insurance Using the Massachusetts Health Reform, Martin B. Hackmann, Jonathan T. Kolstad, and Amanda E. Kowalski

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Cost of Capital for Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology, and Medical Device Firms, Scott E. Harrington

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The Impact of Health Care Reform on Hospital and Preventive Care: Evidence From Massachusetts, Jonathan T. Kolstad and Amanda E. Kowalski

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Incentives in Health: Different Prescriptions for Physicians and Patients, George Loewenstein, Kevin G. Volpp, and David A. Asch

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Health Employment, Medical Spending, and Long-Term Health Reform, Mark V. Pauly and Anand Saxena

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The Sustainability of New Programs and Innovations: A Review of the Empirical Literature and Recommendations for Future Research, Shannon W. Stirman, John R. Kimberly, Natasha Cook, Amber Calloway, Frank Castro, and Martin Charns

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Assessing Value in Health Care Programs, Kevin G. Volpp, George Loewenstein, and David A. Asch

Submissions from 2011

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Battle Scars? The Puzzling Decline in Employment and Rise in Disability Receipt Among Vietnam Era Veterans, David H. Autor, Mark Duggan, and David S. Lyle

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Strategic Response by providers to specialty hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, and retail clinics., Lawton. R. Burns, Guy David, and Lorens. A. Helmchen

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Vaccine Supply: Effects of Regulation and Competition, Patricia. M. Danzon and Nuno S. Pereira

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On the Determinants of Organizational Forgetting, Guy David and Tanguy Brachet

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Side Effects of Competition: The Role of Advertising and Promotion in Pharmaceutical Markets, Guy David and Sara Markowitz

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Physician Division of Labor and Patient Selection for Outpatient Procedures, Guy David and Mark. D. Neuman

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The Short-Term and Localized Effect of Gun Shows: Evidence from California and Texas, Mark Duggan, Randi Hjalmarsson, and Brian. A. Jacob

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The Medium-Term Impact of Medicare Part D on Pharmaceutical Prices, Mark Duggan and Fiona S. Morton

Insurer Incentives to Improve Health, Ari B. Friedman

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The Impact of the Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Program on Patient Choice, Gautam Gowrisankaran, Claudio Lucarelli, Philipp Schmidt-Dengler, and Robert J Town

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Managed Care, Drug Benefits and Mortality: An Analysis of the Elderly, Gautam Gowrisankaran, Robert J Town, and Eric Barrette

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Assessment of Surfactant Use in Preterm Infants as a Marker of Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Quality, Heather C. Kaplan, Scott A. Lorch, Jennifer Pinto-Martin, Mary E. Putt, and Jeffrey H. Silber

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Preparing Leaders in Public Health for Success in a Flatter, More Distributed and Collaborative World, John R. Kimberly

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Medical Spending Reform and the Fiscal Future of the United States, Mark V. Pauly

Submissions from 2010

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Input Constraints and the Efficiency of Entry: Lessons From Cardiac Surgery, David M. Cutler, Robert S. Huckman, and Jonathan T. Kolstad

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The Effects of Pharmaceutical Marketing and Promotion on Adverse Drug Events and Regulation, Guy David, Sara Markowitz, and Seth Richards-shubik

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Within-neighborhood Patterns and Sources of Particle Pollution: Mobile Monitoring and Geographic Information System Analysis in Four Communities in Accra, Ghana, Kathie L. Dionisio, Michael S. Rooney, Raphael E. Arku, Ari B. Friedman, Allison F. Hughes, Jose Vallarino, Samuel Agyei-Mensah, John D. Spengler, and Majid Ezzati

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Federal Policy and the Rise in Disability Enrollment: Evidence for the Veterans Affairs’ Disability Compensation Program, Mark Duggan

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The Economics, Opportunities, and Challenges of Health Insurance Exchanges, Mark Duggan and Robert Kocher

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The Effect of Medicare Part D on Pharmaceutical Prices and Utilization, Mark Duggan and Fiona S. morton

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The Gender Gap in Secondary School Mathematics at High Achievement Levels: Evidence from the American Mathematics Competitions, Glenn Ellison and Ashley Swanson

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Delivering Health, Ari B Friedman

Submissions from 2009

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Diabetes Prevalence and Diagnosis in US States: Analysis of Health Surveys, Goodarz Danaei, Ari B. Friedman, Shefali Oza, Christopher Jl Murray, and Majid Ezzati

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The Convergence Between For-Profit and Nonprofit Hospitals in the United States, Guy David

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Why are the Disability Rolls Skyrocketing? The Contribution of Population Characteristics, Economic Conditions, and Program Generosity, Mark Duggan and Scott. A. Imberman

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Cultural Variations and the Morphology of Innovation, John R. Kimberly and Colleen Beecken Rye

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The Formation of Peer Reputation Among Physicians and Its Effect on Technology Adoption, Amol Navathe and Guy David

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Evolution of Predator and Prey Movement into Sink Habitats, Sebastian J. Schreiber and Evan Saltzman

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Comparative Effectiveness — Thinking Beyond Medication A versus Medication B, Kevin G. Volpp and Anup Das

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A Randomized, Controlled Trial of Financial Incentives for Smoking Cessation., Kevin. G. Volpp, Andrea. B. Troxel, Mark. V. Pauly, Henry. A. Glick, Andrea Puig, David A. Asch, Robert Galvin, Jingsan Zhu, Fei Wan, Jill DeGuzman, Elizabeth Corbett, Janet Weiner, and Janet Audrain-McGovern

Submissions from 2008

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Liability Insurance at the Tort-Crime Boundary, Tom Baker

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Liability Insurance, Moral Luck, and Auto Accidents, Tom Baker

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Managed Care and Medical Expenditures of Medicare Beneficiaries, Michael Chernew, Philip Decicca, and Robert J Town

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Estimating the Impact of Medical Innovation: A Case Study of HIV Antiretroviral Treatments, Mark Duggan and William N Evans

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Providing Prescription Drug Coverage to the Elderly: America’s Experiment With Medicare Part D, Mark Duggan, Patrick Healy, and Fiona S. Morton

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The Reversal of Fortunes: Trends in County Mortality and Cross-County Mortality Disparities in the United States, Majid Ezzati, Ari B. Friedman, Sandeep C. Kulkarni, and Christopher JL Murray

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Coping with Out-of-Pocket Health Payments: Empirical Evidence From 15 African Countries, Adam Leive and Ke Xu

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Does Nonprofit Status Signal Quality?, Anup Malani and Guy David

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Predictors of Clostridium Difficile Colitis Infections in Hospitals., Rocco Ricciardi, Kathleen Harriman, Nancy N. Baxter, Lacey K. Hartman, Robert J Town, and Beth A. Virnig

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A Test of Financial Incentives to Improve Warfarin Adherence, Kevin G. Volpp, George Loewenstein, Andrea B. Troxel, Jalpa A. Doshi, Maureen Price, Mitchell Laskin, and Stephen E. Kimmel

Submissions from 2007

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Distinguishing Income from Substitution Effects in Disability Insurance, David H. Autor and Mark Duggan

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Mergers and Acquisitions in the Pharmaceutical and Biotech Industries, Patricia. M. Danzon, Andrew Epstein, and Sean Nicholson

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The Impact of Child SSI Enrollment on Household Outcomes, Mark Duggan and Melissa S. Kearney

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Aching to Retire? The Rise in the Full Retirement age and its Impact on the Social Security Disability Rolls, Mark Duggan, Perry Singleton, and Jae Song