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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 ...
    • A Pseudo-Market Approach to Allocation with Priorities 

      He, Yinghua; Miralles, Antonio; Pycia, Marek; Yan, Jianye (2018)
      We propose a pseudo-market mechanism for no-monetary-transfer allocation of indivisible objects based on priorities such as those in school choice. Agents are given token money, face priority-specific prices, and buy ...
    • Frontier efficiency, capital structure, and portfolio risk: An empirical analysis of U.S. banks 

      Ding, Dong; Sickles, Robin C. (2018)
      Firm’ ability to effectively allocate capital and manage risks is the essence of their production and performance. This study investigated the relationship between capital structure, portfolio risk levels and firm performance ...
    • Structural Analysis of Nonlinear Pricing 

      Luo, Yao; Perrigne, Isabelle; Vuong, Quang (2018)
      This paper proposes a new methodology for analyzing nonlinear pricing data. We establish identification of the model primitives with a known tariff and characterize the model restrictions on observables. We propose a ...
    • Accounting for Mathematics Performance of High School Students in Mexico: Estimating a Coordination Game in the Classroom 

      Todd, Petra; Wolpin, Kenneth I. (2018)
      This paper estimates a model of the effort decisions of students and teachers in a classroom setting to understand the performance of Mexican high school students on curriculum-based examinations. The model allows for ...
    • 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. ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...