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    • Refinement of the Affordable Care Act 

      Ho, Vivian (2018)
      Regardless of what legislation the federal government adopts to address health insurance coverage for nonelderly Americans, private insurance will likely play a major role. This article begins by listing some of the major ...
    • Employment among Patients Starting Dialysis in the United States 

      Erickson, Kevin F.; Zhao, Bo; Ho, Vivian; Winkelmayer, Wolfgang C. (2018)
      BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Patients with ESRD face significant challenges to remaining employed. It is unknown when in the course of kidney disease patients stop working. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS: We ...
    • Adherence to treatment guidelines and survival for older patients with stage II or III colon cancer in Texas from 2001 through 2011 

      Zhao, Hui; Zhang, Ning; Ho, Vivian; Ding, Minming; He, Weiguo; Niu, Jiangong; Yang, Ming; Du, Xianglin; Zorzi, Daria; Chavez-MacGregor, Mariana; Giordano, Sharon H. (2018)
      BACKGROUND: Treatment guidelines for colon cancer recommend colectomy with lymphadenectomy of at least 12 lymph nodes for patients with stage I to stage III disease as surgery adherence (SA) and adjuvant chemotherapy for ...
    • Unobserved Heterogeneity in Matching Games 

      Fox, Jeremy T.; Yang, Chenyu; Hsu, David H. (2018)
      Agents in two-sided matching games vary in characteristics that are unobservable in typical data on matching markets. We investigate the identification of the distribution of unobserved characteristics using data on who ...
    • Estimating matching games with transfers 

      Fox, Jeremy T. (2018)
      I explore the estimation of transferable utility matching games, encompassing many‐to‐many matching, marriage, and matching with trading networks (trades). Computational issues are paramount. I introduce a matching maximum ...
    • Mental health stigma 

      Bharadwaj, Prashant; Pai, Mallesh M.; Suziedelyte, Agne (2017)
      Comparing self-reports to administrative records, we find that survey respondents are significantly more likely to under-report mental illnesses compared to other health conditions. This behavior is consistent with the ...
    • An Anatomy of U.S. Personal Bankruptcy under Chapter 13 

      Eraslan, Hülya; Koşar, Gizem; Li, Wenli; Sarte, Pierre-Daniel (2017)
      We build a structural model that captures salient features of personal bankruptcy under Chapter 13. We estimate our model using a novel data set that we construct from bankruptcies filed in Delaware between 2001 and 2002. ...
    • Some unpleasant bargaining arithmetic? 

      Eraslan, Hülya; Merlo, Antonio (2017)
      It is commonly believed that voting rules that are relatively more inclusive (e.g., unanimity or supermajority), are likely to yield relatively more equitable outcomes than simple-majority rule. We show that this is not ...
    • Comparing Utilization and Costs of Care in Freestanding Emergency Departments, Hospital Emergency Departments, and Urgent Care Centers 

      Ho, Vivian; Metcalfe, Leanne; Dark, Cedric; Vu, Lan; Weber, Ellerie; Shelton, George; Underwood, Howard R. (2017)
      Study objective: We compare utilization, price per visit, and the types of care delivered across freestanding emergency departments (EDs), hospital-based EDs, and urgent care centers in Texas. Methods: We analyzed insurance ...
    • Fairness Incentives for Myopic Agents 

      Kannan, Sampath; Kearns, Michael; Morgenstern, Jamie; Pai, Mallesh; Roth, Aaron; Vohra, Rakesh; Wu, Zhiwei Steven (2017)
      We consider settings in which we wish to incentivize myopic agents (such as Airbnb landlords, who may emphasize short-term profits and property safety) to treat arriving clients fairly, in order to prevent overall ...
    • A note on identification of discrete choice models for bundles and binary games 

      Fox, Jeremy T.; Lazzati, Natalia (2017)
      We study nonparametric identification of single-agent discrete choice models for bundles (without requiring bundle-specific prices) and of binary games of complete information. We show that these two models are quite similar ...
    • Dynamic Agenda Setting 

      Chen, Ying; Eraslan, Hülya (2017)
      A party in power can address a limited number of issues. What issues to address--the party's agenda--has dynamic implications because it affects what issues will be addressed in the future. We analyze a model in which the ...
    • Early life height and weight production functions with endogenous energy and protein inputs 

      Puentes, Esteban; Wang, Fan; Behrman, Jere R.; Cunha, Flavio; Hoddinott, John; Maluccio, John A.; Adair, Linda S.; Borja, Judith B.; Martorell, Reynaldo; Stein, Aryeh D. (2016)
      We examine effects of protein and energy intakes on height and weight growth for children between 6 and 24 months old in Guatemala and the Philippines. Using instrumental variables to control for endogeneity and estimating ...
    • Decomposing Trends in Inequality in Earnings into Forecastable and Uncertain Components 

      Cunha, Flávio; Heckman, James (2016)
      A substantial empirical literature documents the rise in wage inequality in the American economy. It is silent on whether the increase in inequality is due to components of earnings that are predictable by agents or whether ...
    • Robust dynamic energy use and climate change 

      Li, Xin; Narajabad, Borghan; Temzelides, Ted (2016)
      We study a dynamic stochastic general equilibrium model in which agents are concerned about model uncertainty regarding climate change. An externality from greenhouse gas emissions damages the economy's capital stock. We ...
    • A Nationwide Assessment of the Association of Smoking Bans and Cigarette Taxes With Hospitalizations for Acute Myocardial Infarction, Heart Failure, and Pneumonia 

      Ho, Vivian; Ross, Joseph S.; Steiner, Claudia A.; Mandawat, Aditya; Short, Marah; Ku-Goto, Meei-Hsiang; Krumholz, Harlan M. (2016)
      Multiple studies claim that public place smoking bans are associated with reductions in smoking-related hospitalization rates. No national study using complete hospitalization counts by area that accounts for contemporaneous ...
    • Regional differences in recommended cancer treatment for the elderly 

      Ho, Vivian; Ku-Goto, Meei-Hsiang; Zhao, Hui; Hoffman, Karen E; Smith, Benjamin D; Giordano, Sharon H (2016)
      Abstract Background Little is known about regional variation in cancer treatment and its determinants. We compare rates of adherence to treatment guidelines for elderly ...
    • Balancing act: weighing the factors affecting the taxation of capital income in a small open economy 

      McKeehan, Margaret K.; Zodrow, George R. (2016)
      Alternative economic theories yield dramatically different prescriptions for optimal capital taxation in small open economies. On the one hand, foreign firms, including those with investments that yield firm-specific ...
    • How Well Do All Patient Refined–Diagnosis-Related Groups Explain Costs of Pediatric Cancer Chemotherapy Admissions in the United States? 

      Russell, Heidi; Street, Andrew; Ho, Vivian (2016)
      Purpose: State-based Medicaid programs have begun using All Patient RefinedヨDiagnosis-Related Groups (APR-DRGs) to determine hospital reimbursement rates. Medicaid provides coverage for 45% of childhood cancer admissions. ...
    • Teacher Quality in Public and Private Schools under a Voucher System: The Case of Chile 

      Behrman, Jere R.; Tincani, Michela M.; Todd, Petra E.; Wolpin, Kenneth I. (2016)
      Chile is unusual in having long-term experience with nationwide school vouchers. A key criticism of school voucher systems is that they make it easier for private schools to attract better teachers to the detriment of ...