Causes of regional variation in Dutch healthcare expenditures: evidence from movers

from Health Economics at on November 6, 2018 at 03:23AM We assess the relative importance of demand and supply factors as determinants of regional variation in healthcare expenditures in the Netherlands. Our empirical approach follows individuals who migrate between regions. We use individual data on annual healthcare expenditures for the entire Dutch population between […]

Heterogeneity in Hospital Consolidation

from Health Economics at on November 6, 2018 at 03:23AM This paper examines the heterogeneity between two types of hospital consolidations — mergers and system-joinings. I examine changes in admissions, employment outcomes, beds in different medical units, surgeries, costs, case mix, and discharges. I find that hospital mergers and system-joiners are fundamentally different among […]

Genes, Education, and Labor Market Outcomes: Evidence from the Health and Retirement Study

from Health Economics at on October 30, 2018 at 12:21AM Recent advances have led to the discovery of specific genetic variants that predict educational attainment. We study how these variants, summarized as a linear index — known as a polygenic score — are associated with human capital accumulation and labor market outcomes in the […]