Recent Submissions

  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Aligning Learning Incentives of Students and Teachers: Results from a Social Experiment in Mexican High Schools 

    Behrman, Jere R.; Parker, Susan W.; Todd, Petra E.; Wolpin, Kenneth I. (2015)
    This paper evaluates the impact of three different performance incentive schemes using data from a social experiment that randomized 88 Mexican high schools with over 40,000 students into three treatment groups and a control ...
  • 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 ...
  • Regulation and Capacity Competition in Health Care: Evidence from U.S. Dialysis Markets 

    Dai, Mian; Tang, Xun (2015)
    This paper studies entry and capacity decisions by dialysis providers in the United States. We estimate a structural model where providers make continuous strategic choices of capacity based on their private information ...
  • 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 ...
  • Power to the People: Does Ownership Type Influence Electricity Service? 

    Boylan, Richard T. (2016)
    After storm-related power outages, many have recommended municipalizing investor-owned utilities, claiming that profit-making utilities have insufficient incentive to prepare for storms. I provide empirical evidence that ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...

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