Katherine Baicker

Dean

Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago

Boards:

Eli Lilly and Company

Industry:

Corporate Directorships
Education

Member since:

2018

Membership Type:

Full

EMPLOYMENT

University of Chicago, 2017 to present

Dean, Emmett Dedmon Professor Harris School of Public Policy

Harvard University, 2007-2017

C. Boyden Gray Professor of Health Economics, 2014- 2017 Department of Health Policy and Management; Chair, 2014-2016 Adjunct Professor, 2017 to present
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
(primary) Harvard Kennedy School of
Government (secondary)

National Bureau of Economic Research, 2001 to present

Research Associate, Health Care and Public Economics Programs, 2007 to present Faculty Research Fellow, Public Economics Program, 2001- 2005

Council of Economic Advisers, Executive Office of the President, 2005-2007

Member, confirmed by U.S. Senate, 2005- 2007 Senior Economist, 2001-2002

University of California, Los Angeles, 2005 to 2007 (on leave)

Associate Professor, Department of Public Policy, School of Public Affairs

Dartmouth College, 1998 to 2005

Associate Professor, Department of Economics, 2005
Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, 1998-
2005
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Community and Family Medicine, Medical School

RESEARCH FIELDS

Health economics, public economics, labor economics

EDUCATION

Harvard University, Ph.D. in Economics, 1998

National Bureau of Economic Research/NIA Health and Aging Fellow, 1996-1998National Science Foundation Graduate Fellow, 1993-1996
NSF Harvard/MIT Research Training Grant in Positive Political Economy, 1997

Yale University, B.A. in Economics with Distinction, Magna Cum Laude, 1993

Triffin Prize for outstanding academic record in the social sciences
William Massee Award for outstanding record in economics and public policyJohn Heinz Memorial Fellowship for government service
Yale College Council, President

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Boards and Positions

AcademyHealth, Board of Directors; Chair 2011-13, Vice Chair 2009-11, Secretary 2008-9
Eli Lilly, Board of Directors, 2011-present
Health Affairs, Editorial Board, 2008-present

Journal of Health Economics, Editorial Board, 2008- present Forum for Health Economics & Policy, Editor, 2008-2012 Journal of Economic Perspectives, Associate Editor, 2011-2014

American Journal of Health Economics, Editorial Board, 2014-present
TIAA-CREF Institute Fellow, 2009-2017
ideas42, Scientific Director, 2010-present
Brookings Institution, Nonresident Senior Fellow, Economic Studies Program, 2013- 2017

Jameel Poverty Action Lab (JPAL), Affiliate, 2015-present

Commission and Committee Memberships

Medicare Payment Advisory Commission, Commissioner 2010-2016Group Insurance Commission of Massachusetts, 2013-2017; Chair 2014-2017 Institute of Medicine/National Academy of Medicine, 2011- present Congressional Budget Office, Panel of Health Advisers 2009- present

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Commission to Build a Healthier America 2008-9; 2012-4; Policies for Action Technical Advisory Committee, Chair, 2015
Institute of Medicine, Committee on Health Insurance Status and Its
Consequences 2009 American Economic Association, Committee on

Government Relations, 2014-present Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation Expert Workforce Panel, 2010
Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress, Commission on U.S. Federal Leadership in Health and Medicine, 2010

Bending the Curve, Brookings Institution Panel, 2012-2013Partnership for the Future of Medicare, Advisory Board 2012-14

Study Sections and Panels

NIH SSPS study section, 2010-2014; chair, 2012-2014
Ad Hoc study sections: HSOD and HOP; Special Emphasis Panel chair
NIA Data Monitoring Committee for the Health and Retirement Study, 2016-
NBER Institutional Review Board/Human Subjects Committee, Vice Chair, 2011-2016

Congressional Testimony

Senate Committee on Health Education, Labor, and
Pensions Senate Committee on Finance
Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Joint Economic Committee
Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health House Committee on Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health

 

Awards and Honors

American Academy of Arts and Sciences, elected 2018Article of the Year Award, AcademyHealth 2015NIHCM Annual Research Award Finalist, 2013, 2014, 2015 Arrow Award, iHEA winner 2013; honorable mention 2016 HSR Impact Award, AcademyHealth 2013

Institute of Medicine/National Academy of Medicine, elected 2011
Outstanding Journal Article, Care Continuum Alliance 2010
National Academy of Social Insurance, Elected 2007; Dissertation Prize Winner, 1999National Tax Association, Dissertation Prize Honorable Mention, 1999
Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management, Dissertation Prize Hon. Mention, 1998
Upjohn Institute, Dissertation Prize Finalist, 1998
Russell Sage Foundation, Summer Institute in Behavioral Economics, 1996

Referee and Advisory Committees

American Economic Review, American Journal of Health Economics, American Journal of Health Promotion, Annals of Internal Medicine, Archives of Internal Medicine, British Medical Journal, Canadian Journal of Economics, Council on Foreign Relations Advisory Committee, Economic Journal, Health Affairs, Health Services Research, Institute of Medicine, Journal of the Amercian Medical Association, JAMA Internal Medicine, Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, Journal of Health Economics, Journal of Health Politics Policy and Law, Journal of Human Resources, Journal of Law and Economics, Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, Journal of Political Economy, Journal of Public Economics, Journal of Urban Economics, Labour Economics, Medicare and Medicaid Research Review, Medical Care, Milbank Quarterly, National Academy of Public Administration, National Science Foundation, National Tax Journal, New England Journal of Medicine, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Review of Economics and Statistics, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Southern Economic Journal

GRANTS AND CONTRACTS
Oregon Health Insurance Experiment

National Institute on Aging, Project Leader (with A. Finkelstein), “How Health Insurance Affects Health,” P01 AG005842 (Baicker, PI), 2017-2022

National Institute on Aging, Principal Investigator (with A. Finkelstein), R01 AG034151, 2010-2022

National Institute on Aging, Principal Investigator (with A. Finkelstein), RC2 AG036631, 2009-2011

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Principal Investigator (with A. Finkelstein), 050534, 2008-2011

MacArthur Foundation, Principal Investigator (with A. Finkelstein), 93341, 2009-2012

California HealthCare Foundation, Principal Investigator (with A. Finkelstein), 08-Baicker 4

1433, 2008-2009
Sloan Foundation, Principal Investigator (with A. Finkelstein), 2008-6-26, 2008-2011

Smith Richardson Foundation, Principal Investigator (with A. Finkelstein), SRF 2008-7755, 2008-2009

National Institute on Aging, Project Leader (with A. Finkelstein and J. Gruber), through NBER P30 AG012180 (D. Wise PI), 2008-2009

Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, HHS, Project Leader (with A. Finkelstein), through NBER P30 AG012180 (D. Wise PI), 2008-2009

Social Security Administration, Project Leader (with A. Finkelstein), through NBER Grant 10-M-98363-1-02, Project NB10-14, 2009-2010

Impact of Employer Wellness Programs

National Institute on Aging, Principal Investigator, R01 AG050329, 2016-2020Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Project Co-Director (with Z. Song), 72611, 2015-1018 National Institute on Aging, Project Leader, P30 AG012810 (D. Wise, PI), 2014-2015 Jameel Poverty Action Lab – North America, Principal Investigator, 2014-2017

Evaluation of the Nurse Family Partnership in South Carolina

The Children’s Trust of South Carolina, Principal Investigator, 2016-2020

The Duke Endowment, Principal Investigator, 14-02-SGO, 2015-2016

Jameel Poverty Action Lab – North America, Principal Investigator, 2015-2018 (pilot); 2016- 2021 (full evaluation)

Other Projects

National Institute on Aging, Principal Investigator, “Improving Health Outcomes for an Aging Population,” P01 AG005842, 2017-2022

National Institute on Aging, Principal Investigator, “The Economics of Health,Wealth, and Well-Being,” P01 AG005842, 2016-2017

National Institute on Aging, Project Leader (with Z. Obermeyer), “Assessing the Overuse and Underuse of Diagnostic Testing,” P01 AG005842 (Baicker, PI),2017-2022

National Institute on Aging, Principal Investigator (with D. Cutler), NBER Center for Aging and Health Research, P30 AG012810, 2016-2017

National Institute on Aging, Investigator, “Medicare in a Restructured Delivery System,” P01 AG032952 (J. Newhouse, PI), 2015-2020

Grameen Health Innovations, Principal Investigator, “Evaluation of a Comprehensive Health Care Program,” 2013-15

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Project Co-Director (with B. Wright), “Take-Up,Utilization, and Outcomes: Tools for Promoting Effective Enrollment and Care,”70592, 2013-2016

National Institute on Aging, Investigator, “Financial Incentives for Improving Adherence,” P01 AG005842 (D. Wise, PI), 2011-2013

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation/SHADAC State Health Access Reform Evaluation,

Principal Investigator, “Using Behavioral Nudges to Improve Disease Management:

Cost-Effective Strategies for Improving Care of Low-Income Diabetics,” 68057,2010- 2012

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Project Co-Director (with B. Wright and J.Smith), “Examining How the Interaction of the Social Environment andAccess to Coverage Impacts Health Outcomes in Lower-IncomePopulations,” 68259, 2010-2012

Social Security Administration, Project Leader, “The Dynamic Implications of Rising Health Care Spending,” through National Bureau of Economic Research as partof the Retirement Research Consortium, RRC08098400-03-00, 2010-2011

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Project Co-Director (with S. Mullainathan),“Levers to Increase Health Insurance Take-Up,” 66014, 2009-2010

National Institute on Aging, Project Leader, “The Spillover Effects of Medicare Advantage,” P01 AG032952 (J. Newhouse, PI), 2009-2014

ARC, Investigator, “Understanding Spillovers in Health Care Markets,” (M.Chernew, PI) 150067, 2009

National Institute on Aging, Principal Investigator, “The Spillover Effects of Health Insurance Coverage and Generosity,” R03 AG027821, 2007- 2009

America’s Health Insurance Plans, Principal Investigator, Research Contracts, 2008Employment Policies Institute, Principal Investigator, Research Contract (joint

with A. Chandra), 2005; Research Contract (joint with H. Levy), 2004

Rockefeller Center at Dartmouth, Faculty Scholarship, 2004; Public Policy Grant, 2004; Urban-Regional Studies Grant, 2003

National Institute on Aging, Investigator, “Causes and Consequences of Health Care Intensity,” P01 AG19783-02 (J. Skinner, PI), 2001-05

Dartmouth College Junior Faculty Fellowship, 2002

Manhattan Institute, Principal Investigator, Research Contract, 2000

Joint Center for Poverty Research/Department of Health and Human Services,

Principal Investigator, Research Development Grant, 2000

PUBLICATIONS

The Effect of Medicaid on Management of Depression: Evidence from the Oregon Health Insurance Experiment, Milbank Quarterly, Vol. 96, no. 1, pp 29-56, March 2018 (joint with
H. Allan, B. Wright, S. Taubman, A. Finkelstein)

Challenges In Understanding Differences In Health Care Spending Between The U.S. and Other High Income Countries, JAMA, Vol. 319, no. 10, pp 986-7, March 13, 2018 (joint with
A. Chandra)

Evidence-Based Health Policy, New England Journal of Medicine, Vol. 337, no. 25, pp 2413- 5, December 21, 2017 (joint with A. Chandra)

 

The Effect of Medicaid on Medication Use Among Poor Adults: Evidence from Oregon, Health Affairs, Vol. 36, no.12, pp 2110-2114, Dec 5, 2017 (joint with H. Allen, B. Wright, A. Finkelstein)

 

The Uninsured Do Not Use the Emergency Department More – They Use Other Care Less, Health Affairs, Vol. 36, no.12, pp 2115-2122, Dec 5, 2017 (joint with R. Zhou, S. Taubman, A. Finkelstein)

The Effect of Medicaid on Dental Care of Poor Adults: Evidence from the Oregon Health Insurance Experiment, forthcoming in Health Services Research(joint with H. Allen, B. Wright, S. Taubman, and A. Finkelstein)

Health Insurance and Health – What the Recent Evidence Tells Us, New England Journal of Medicine, Vol. 377, pp 586-593, Aug 10, 2017 (joint with B. Sommers and A. Gawande)

Low-Cost Behavioral Nudges Increase Medicaid Take-up Among Eligible Residents of Oregon, Health Affairs, Vol. 36, no. 5, pp 838-845, May 2017 (joint with B. Wright, G. Garcia-Alexander, and M. Weller)

Alternative Alternative Payment Models, JAMA Internal Medicine, Vol. 177, no. 2, pp 222- 223, Feb 1 2017 (joint with M. Chernew)

Effect of Medicaid Coverage on ED Use — Further Evidence from Oregon’sExperiment,
New England Journal of Medicine, Vol. 375, no. 16, pp 1505-7, October 20, 2016 (joint with
A. Finkelstein, H. Allen, B. Wright, S. Taubman) [PMID 277907307]

Short-term Outcomes for Medicare Beneficiaries After Low-Acuity Visits to Emergency Departments and Clinics, Medical Care, Vol. 54, no. 5, pp 498-503,May 2016 (joint with M. Niedzwiecki, D. Cutler, Z. Obermeyer, and M. Wilson)

Medicare Payment Policy and System-Level Health-Care Use: The Spillover Effects of Medicare Managed Care, American Journal of Health Economics, Vol. 1 no. 4, pp 399-431, Fall 2015 (joint with J. Robbins)

Reevaluating Reports of Defensive Medicine, Journal of Health Politics, Policy, and Law, Vol. 40, no. 6, December 2015 (joint with B. Wright and N. Olson)

Behavioral Hazard in Health Insurance, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Vol. 130, no. 4, pp 1623-1667, Nov 2015 (also NBER Working Paper 18468, October 2012) (joint with S. Mullainathan and J. Schwartzstein) – honorable mention for Arrow Award, 2016

The Veiled Economics of Employee Cost-Sharing, JAMA Internal Medicine, Vol. 175, no. 7, pp 1081-2, July 2015 (joint with A. Chandra)

Cost Sharing as a Tool to Drive Higher-Value Care, JAMA Internal Medicine, Vol. 175, no. 3, pp 399-400, March 2015 (joint with H. Levy)

How Narrow a Network is Too Narrow? JAMA Internal Medicine, Vol. 175, no. 3, pp 337-8, March 2015 (joint with H. Levy)

Shared Savings, Shared Decisions, and Incentives for High-Value Medical Care, JAMA Internal Medicine, Vol. 174, no. 12, pp 2014-5, December 2014 (joint with M. Rosenthal)

The Impact of Medicaid on Labor Market Activity and Program Participation: Evidence from the Oregon Health Insurance Experiment, American Economic Review: Papers and Proceedings, Vol. 104, no. 5, pp 322-328, May 2014 (also NBER Working Paper 19547; joint with A. Finkelstein, J. Song, and S. Taubman) [PMCID: 4145849]

Changes in Mortality After Massachusetts Health Care Reform, Annals of Internal Medicine, Vol. 160, no. 9, pp 585-594, May 6, 2014 (joint with B. Sommers and S. Long) – Finalist for NIHCM Annual Research Award; AcademyHealth Article of the Year

New Medicaid Enrollees in Oregon Report Health Care Successes and Challenges, Health Affairs, Vol. 33, no. 2, pp 292-9, February 2014 (joint with H. Allen and B. Wright) [PMID: 562968; PMCID: 3962263]

Medicaid Increases Emergency Department Use: Evidence from Oregon’sHealth Insurance Experiment, Science, Vol. 343, pp 263-286, January 17, 2014 (joint with S. Taubman, H. Allen, B. Wright, and A. Finkelstein) [PMID: 559718; PMCID: 3955206]

Is this Time Different? The Slowdown in Health Care Spending: Comment on Chandra, Holmes, and Skinner, Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, Fall 2013, pp 303-311

The Spillover Effects of Medicare Managed Care: Medicare Advantage and Hospital Utilization, Journal of Health Economics, Vol. 32, no.6, pp 1289-1300, December 2013 (also NBER Working Paper 19070, May 2013) (joint with M. Chernew and J. Robbins) [PMCID: 3855665; PMID: 526733]

The Oregon Health Insurance Experiment: When Limited Policy Resources Provide Research Opportunities, Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law, Vol. 38, no. 6, pp 1185- 1194, December 2013 (joint with H. Allen, S. Taubman, B. Wright, and A. Finkelstein) [PMID: 23974473]

Coordination vs. Competition in Health Care Reform, New England Journal of Medicine, Vol. 369, no. 9, August 29, 2013 (joint with H. Levy) [PMID: 23944255]

Public Financing of the Medicare Program Will Make its Uniform Structure Increasingly Costly to Sustain, Health Affairs, Vol. 32, no. 5, pp 882-890, May 7, 2013 (joint with M. Shepard and J. Skinner) [PMCID: 3685143; PMID: 23650321]

The Oregon Experiment – Effects of Medicaid on Clinical Outcomes, New England Journal of Medicine, Vol. 368, no. 18, pp 1713-1722, May 2, 2013 (joint with S. Taubman, H. Allen, M. Bernstein, J. Gruber, J. Newhouse, E. Schneider, B. Wright, A. Zaslavsky, A. Finkelstein, and the Oregon Health Study Group) – Finalist for NIHCM Annual Research Award, 2014 [PMCID: 3701298; PMID: 23635051]

Variation in Medication Adherence in Heart Failure, JAMA Internal Medicine,Vol. 173, no. 6, pp 468-70, March 25, 2013 (joint with Y. Zhang, S. Wu, and M. Fendrick) [PMCID: 3609904; PMID: 23400219]

The Rise of the States: U.S. Fiscal Decentralization in the Post-War Period,

Journal of Public Economics, Vol. 96, no. 11-12, pp 1079-1091, Dec 2012 (joint with M. Singhal and J. Clemens)

The Insurance Value of Medicare, New England Journal of Medicine, Vol. 367, no. 19, pp 1773-1775, Nov. 8, 2012 (joint with H. Levy) [PMCID: 3726035; PMID: 23113834]

Comparing Local and Regional Variation in Health Care Spending, New England Journal of Medicine, Vol. 367, no. 18, pp 1724-31, Nov. 1, 2012 (joint with Y. Zhang, M. Fendrick, and S. Baik) [PMCID: 3490218; PMID: 23113483]

Mortality and Access to Care among Adults after State Medicaid Expansions, New England Journal of Medicine, 10.1056/NEJMsa1202099, Vol. 367, no. 11, pp 1025-1034, Sept. 13, 2012 (joint with B. Sommers and A. Epstein) [PMID: 22830435]

The Health Care Jobs Fallacy, New England Journal of Medicine,10.1056/nejmp1204891, Vol 366, no. 26, pp 2433-5, June 28, 2012 (joint with A. Chandra) [PMID: 22670868]

The Oregon Health Insurance Experiment: Evidence from the First Year, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Vol. 127, no. 3, August 2012, pp 1057-1106 (also NBERWorking Paper 17190; joint with A. Finkelstein, S. Taubman, B. Wright, M. Bernstein, J. Gruber, J. Newhouse, H. Allen, and the Oregon Health Study Group) – Recipient of AcademyHealth’s HSR Impact Award; Finalist for NIHCM AnnualResearch Award; Recipient of Arrow Award [PMCID: 3535298; PMID: 23293397]

Saving Money or Just Saving Lives? Improving the Productivity of U.S. Health Care Spending, Annual Review of Economics, Vol 4, pp 33-56, July 2012 (joint with A. Chandra and J. Skinner)

Health Insurance Coverage and Take-Up: Lessons from Behavioral Economics, Milbank Quarterly, Vol 90, no. 1, pp 107-134, 2012 (joint with B. Congdon and S. Mullainathan) [PMCID: 3385021; PMID: 22428694]

Health Care Spending Growth and the Future of U.S. Tax Rates, Tax Policy and the Economy 25, September 2011, pp 39-67 (joint with J. Skinner, also NBER WP 16772)

Aspirin, Angioplasty, and Proton Beam Therapy: the Economics of Smarter Health Care Spending, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City Working Paper (presented at Jackson Hole Economic Symposium, 2011; joint with A. Chandra)

The Effects of Medicaid Coverage – Learning from the Oregon Experiment, New England Journal of Medicine, 10.1056/nejmp1108222, Vol. 365, no. 8, pp 683-685, August 25, 2011 (joint with A. Finkelstein) [PMCID: 3321578; PMID: 21774703]

The Economics of Financing Medicare, New England Journal of Medicine, 10.1056/ nejmp1107671, Vol. 365:e7, July 28, 2011 (joint with M. Chernew) [PMID: 21751901]

Patient Cost-Sharing and Healthcare Spending Growth, Journal of Economic Perspectives,
Vol. 25, no. 2, pp 47-68, Spring 2011 (joint with D. Goldman) [PMID: 21595325]

Are Drugs Substitutes or Complements for Intensive (and Expensive) Medical Treatment? American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings, Vol. 101, no. 3, pp 393-397, May 2011 (joint with Y. Zhang and J. Newhouse) [PMCID: 3778446; PMID: 24058203]

Misconceptions About Health Insurance Markets and Health Reform, TIAA-CREF Institute Policy Brief, February 2011 (joint with A. Chandra)

Geographic Variation in the Quality of Prescribing, New England Journal of Medicine, 10.1056/NEJMp1010220, Vol. 363, no. 21, pp 1985-1988, Nov 18 2010 (joint with Y. Zhang and J. Newhouse) [PMCID: 3047447; PMID: 21047217]

What The Oregon Health Study Can Tell Us About Expanding Medicaid, Health Affairs, Vol. 29, no. 8, August 2010 (joint with H. Allen, A. Finkelstein, S. Taubman, B. Wright, and the Oregon Health Study Group) [PMCID: 3533495; PMID: 20679654]

Reinsurance for High Health Costs: Benefits, Limitations, and Alternatives, Forum for Health Economics & Policy, Vol. 13, issue 2, article 7, 2010 (joint with W. Dow, B. Fulton)

Geographic Variation in Medicare Drug Spending, New England Journal of Medicine,10.1056/nejmp1004872, Vol. 363, no. 5, pp 405-409, July 29, 2010 (joint with Y. Zhang and J.
Newhouse) [PMCID: 3364516; PMID: 20538621]

The Specter of Financial Armageddon – Health Care and Federal Debt in the United States, New England Journal of Medicine, 10.1056/NEJMp1002873, Vol. 362, no. 13, p. 1166, April 1, 2010 (joint with M. Chernew and J. Hsu) [PMID: 20237338]

Workplace Wellness Programs Can Generate Savings, Health Affairs, Vol. 29, no. 2, Feb 2010 (joint with D. Cutler and Z. Song) – Awarded prize for Outstanding Journal Article by the Care Continuum Alliance [PMID: 20075081]

Uncomfortable Arithmetic – Whom to Cover Versus What to Cover, New England Journal of Medicine, 10.1056/nejmp0911074, Vol. 362, no. 2, 95-97, Jan 14 2010 (joint with A.
Chandra) [PMID: 20018964]

Understanding Agglomeration in Healthcare, in Agglomeration Economics(Edward Glaeser, ed.), University of Chicago Press, 2010 (joint with A. Chandra)

A Trillion Dollar Geography Lesson, Health Affairs, Vol. 28, no. 5, pp 1448-1451, Sept/Oct 2009 (joint with A. Chandra) [PMID: 19738262]

Risk Selection and Risk Adjustment: Improving Insurance in the Individual and Small- Group Markets, Inquiry, Vol. 46 no. 2, p. 215-28, 2009 (joint with W. Dow, also Economic Research Initiative on the Uninsured Working Paper 58, August 2008) [PMID: 19694394]

Health Care Reform in Perspective, New England Journal of Medicine, 2009 Oct 15; Vol. 361, no. 16:e30 (Roundtable with AM Epstein, HJ Aaron, JS Hacker, MV Pauly) [PMID: 19828527]

Myths and Misconceptions About Health Insurance, Health Affairs, Vol. 27, no. 6, w533- w543, October 21, 2008 (joint with A. Chandra) [PMCID: 2647360; PMID: 18940834]

Cooper’s Analysis Is Incorrect, Health Affairs, Vol. 28, no. 1, w116-w118, December 4, 2008 (joint with A. Chandra) [PMID: 19056755]

Formula for Compromise: Expanding Coverage and Promoting High-value Care, Health Affairs, Vol. 27, no. 3, pp 658-666, May/June 2008 [PMID: 18474953]

Employer Health Insurance Mandates and the Risk of Unemployment, Risk Management and Insurance Review, Vol. 11, no. 1, pp 109-132, 2008 (joint with H. Levy, also NBER Working Paper 13528)

Future of Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid: Is U.S. Entitlement Spending Sustainable? Risk Management and Insurance Review, Vol. 11, no. 1,Baicker 16

pp 1-21, 2008 (joint remarks with Jeffrey Brown, Douglas Holtz-Eakin, Peter Orzsag)

State and Federal Approaches to Health Reform: What Works for the Working Poor? Forum for Health Economics & Policy: Frontiers in Health Policy Research, Vol. 10, issue 1, article 5, 2007 (joint with E. Meara, M. Rosenthal, and A. Sinaiko)

Finders Keepers: Forfeiture Laws, Policing Incentives, and Local Budgets, Journal of Public Economics, Vol. 91, no. 11, pp 2113-2136, December 2007 (joint with M. Jacobson, also NBER Working Paper 10484)

Lowering the Barriers to Consumer Directed Health Care: Responding to Concerns, Health Affairs, Vol. 26, no. 5, pp 1328-1332, September/October 2007 (joint with W. Dow and
J. Wolfson) [PMID: 17848443]

Making Health Care More Affordable Through Health Insurance Finance Reform, Business Economics, Vol. 43, no. 2, July 2007

Malpractice Liability Costs and the Practice of Medicine in the Medicare Program, Health Affairs, Vol. 26, no. 3, pp 841-852, May/June 2007 (joint with A. Chandra and E. Fisher) [PMC2266679] [PMID: 17485765]

Getting More for Our Health Care Dollars, Tax Notes, January 8, 2007

Geographic Variation in the Appropriate Use of Cesarean Delivery, Health Affairs, Vol. 25, no. 5, pp 355-367, September/October 2006 (joint with A. Chandra and K. Buckles) [PMID: 16895942]

The Effect of State Education Finance Reform on Total Local Resources, Journal of Public Economics, Vol. 90, no. 8-9, pp 1519-1535, September 2006 (joint with N. Gordon, also NBER Working Paper 10701)

Health Savings Accounts: Implications for Health Spending, National Tax Journal, Vol. LIX, no. 3, pp 463-475, September 2006 (joint with W. Dow and J. Wolfson)

The Labor Market Effects of Rising Health Insurance Premiums, Journal of Labor Economics, Vol. 24, no. 3, pp. 609-634, July 2006 (joint with A. Chandra, also NBER Working Paper 11160)

The Effect of Malpractice Liability on the Delivery of Health Care, Forum for Health Economics & Policy: Frontiers in Health Policy Research, Vol. 8, article 4, 2006 (joint with
A. Chandra)

Tax Incentives and Healthcare Spending, Tax Notes, June 12, 2006
Improving Incentives in Health Care Spending, Business Economics, Vol. 41, no. 2, April 2006

Defensive Medicine and Disappearing Doctors?, Regulation, Vol. 28, no. 3, pp 24- 31, Fall 2005 (joint with A. Chandra)

Extensive or Intensive Generosity? The Price and Income Effects of Federal Grants, Review of Economics and Statistics, Vol. 87, no. 2, pp 371-384, May 2005

The Consequences of the Growth of Health Insurance Premiums, American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings, Vol. 95, no. 2, pp 214-218, May 2005 (joint with A. Chandra)

Fiscal Shenanigans, Targeted Federal Health Care Funds, and Patient Mortality, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Vol. 120, no. 1, pp 345-386, February 2005 (joint with D. Staiger, also NBER Working Paper 10440) [PMC2140049] [PMID: 18084627]

The Spillover Effects of State Spending, Journal of Public Economics, Vol. 89, no. 2-3, pp 529-544, February 2005

Geographic Variation In Health Care And The Problem Of Measuring Racial Disparities, Perspectives in Biology and Medicine, Vol. 48, no. 1, pp 42-53, Winter Supplement 2005 (joint with A. Chandra and J. Skinner) [PMID: 15842086]

Trade Adjustment Assistance, Journal of Economic Perspectives, Vol. 18 no. 2, pp 239-256, Spring 2004 (joint with M. Rehavi)

The Productivity of Physician Specialization: Evidence from the Medicare Program, American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings, Vol. 94 no. 2, pp 357-361, May 2004 (joint with A. Chandra)

Capital Punnishment: The Budgetary Repercussions of Capital Convictions, Advances in Economic Analysis and Policy, B.E. Press, Vol. 4, no. 1, 2004 (also NBER Working Paper 8382)

Who You Are and Where You Live: How Race and Geography Affect the Treatment of Medicare Beneficiaries, Health Affairs, October 7, 2004 (joint with A. Chandra, J. Skinner, J. Wennberg) (also reprinted in Debating Health Care: A Health Affairs Retrospective, pp. 377- 390, J. Iglehart ed., 2007) [PMID: 15471775]

Medicare Spending, the Physician Workforce, and Beneficiaries’ Quality ofCare, Health Affairs, Vol. 23, no. 3, pp 184-197, April 7, 2004 (joint with A. Chandra) [PMID: 15451981]

Reducing Uninsurance Through the Nongroup Market: Health Insurance Credits and Purchasing Groups, Health Affairs, pp 363-366, October 23, 2002 (joint with M. McClellan) [PMID: 12703593]

Government Decision-Making and the Incidence of Federal Mandates, Journal of Public Economics, Vol. 82, no. 2, pp 147-194, November 2001

The Budgetary Repercussions of Pricey Prosecutions, The National Tax Association Proceedings, 2000

The Effects of State AFDC Spending on Births and Marriages, The National Tax Association Proceedings, 1999

Fiscal Federalism and Social Insurance, The National Tax Association Proceedings, 1999

State Fiscal Institutions and Responses to Federal Mandates, The National Tax Association Proceedings, 1998

Physicians’ Assessment of Surgeon Quality is Less Accurate at Predicting Outcomes than Using Surgical Volume, Evidence-based Health Policy and Management, Vol. 2, no. 4, December 1998

A Distinctive System: Origins and Impact of U.S. Unemployment Compensation in The Defining Moment: The Great Depression and the American Economy, University of Chicago Press, 1998 (joint with C. Goldin and L. Katz)