Alcohol Taxes

from Healthcare Economist at on December 31, 2021 at 11:18PM New Year’s Eve is a day with significant alcohol consumed. In fact, New Year’s Eve falls behind only Mardi Gras in terms of the number of drinks consumed for that holiday. According to the National Institute of Health, excess alcohol consumption has a number […]

The year in passings

from Market Design at on December 31, 2021 at 01:51PM  This year I noted the following deaths: Wednesday, November 17, 2021 John Morgan (1967-2021) Thursday, October 21, 2021 Janos Kornai (1928-2021) Thursday, September 16, 2021 David Grether, 1938-2021 Saturday, July 31, 2021 Tom Payzant, Boston schools superintendent who reformed school choice, dies at 80 […]


from Healthcare Economist at on December 30, 2021 at 11:24PM Will Medicare drug price negotiation increase drug prices for the commercially insured? Gottlieb: FDA and at-home testing. Physician noncompete agreements. To Hope or Not to Hope. Gains from trade. 


from Market Design at on December 30, 2021 at 01:45PM  The NY Times has a story about the emotion of disgust, focusing on the work of psychologists Paul Rozin and (his student) Jonathan Haidt.  It focuses on some of the ways that biological/psychological notions of disgust can be carried over to disapproval of more political […]

Primary healthcare & public health training neglected in Kerala: Dr V Ramankutty

from Google Alert at on December 30, 2021 at 09:28AM Leading epidemiologist and health economist Dr V Ramankutty speaks about Kerala’s covid management, the importance of primary healthcare and the …

COVID-19 in the California Workers’ Compensation System

from RAND Research Topic: Health and Health Care at on December 29, 2021 at 02:00PM The authors use a mixed-methods (qualitative-quantitative) approach to evaluate the overall effects of COVID-19 claims on the workers’ compensation system and on the payment of workers’ compensation benefits. They also analyze the effects of the different presumptions for COVID-19 […]