Prescription Drugs | Health Insurance | Blood Donation | Health Care Utilization
Top-up design and Health Care Expenditure: Evidence from Cardiac Stents, Nov. 2020, with Hsienming Lien and Xuezhen Tao, NBER working paper #28107.
Drug Advertising and Health Habit, Jan. 2007, with Toshiaki Iizuka, NBER working paper #11770.
Publications on prescription drugs
Price and Quality of Prescription Drugs, NBER Reporter 2018 number 4.
Direct-to-Consumer Advertising and Online Search (Nov. 2018), with Matthew Chesnes, Information Economics and Policy, 2019, vol. 46(C), pages 1-22.
Banning Foreign Pharmacies from Sponsored Search: The Online Consumer Response, with Matthew Chesnes and Weijia (Daisy) Dai, Marketing Science, November-December 2017, 36(6): 879-907.
Highlights by INFORMS
Poor Drug Quality and Global Trade: A Pilot Study, with Roger Bate, Aparna Mathur and Amir Attaran, American Journal of Health Economics, Summer 2016, 2(3): 373-398.
Summary in Vox (10/9/2014), Opinion in Forbes (9/17/2014), mentioned in Economist (9/13/2014), Wall Street Journal Blog (9/18/2014), Bloomberg (9/17/2014).
Our response to comments from India (10/102014)
Falsified or Substandard? Assessing Price and Non-Price Signals of Drug Quality, with Roger Bate and Aparna Mathur, Journal of Economics & Management Strategy Winter 2015 (feature article).
In Whom We Trust: The Role of Certification Agencies in Online Drug Markets, with Roger Bate and Aparna Mathur, forthcoming the B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy, Contribution tier , December 2013, Volume 14, Issue 1, Pages 111–150.
Does Price Reveal Poor-Quality Drugs? Evidence from 17 Countries, with Roger Bate and Aparna Mathur, Journal of Health Economics, December 2011, 1150-1163.
Information, Learning, and Drug Diffusion: the Case of Cox-2 Inhibitors, with Pradeep Chintagunta and Renna Jiang, Quantitative Marketing and Economics, vol. 7(4), December 2009, 399-443.
Direct to Consumer Advertising and Prescription Choice, with Toshiaki Iizuka, Journal of Industrial Economics , 2007, 55(4): 771-771.
The Effects of Prescription Drug Advertising on Doctor Visits, with Toshiaki Iizuka, Journal of Economics & Management Strategy, Fall 2005, 14(3): 701-727.
Publications on blood donation
Mobile Messaging for Offline Group Formation in Prosocial Activities: A Large Field Experiment, with Tianshu Sun and Guodong (Gordon) Gao, Management Science, June 2019, vol 65(6).
Best Paper (First Place), Conference on Information Systems and Economics (CIST) 2015.
Solving Shortage in a Priceless Market: Insights from Blood Donation, with Tianshu Sun and Susan Feng Lu. Journal of Health Economics, July 2016, 48: 149-165.
Coverage on Market Design Blog
Publications on health insurance and other health topics
Medicare Payment to Skilled Nursing Facilities: The Consequences to the Three-Day Rule, June 2021, with Ajin Lee and Susan Lu, NBER working paper #25017, forthcoming Management Science under a new title "Patient Routing to Skilled Nursing Facilities: The Consequences of the Medicare Reimbursement Rule.”
Learning by Suffering? Patterns in Flu Shot Take-up, Nov. 2018, with Thomas G. Koch, NBER working paper #25272, American Journal of Health Economics, Winter 2021, 7(1): 68-94.
Employer Contribution and Premium Growth in Health Insurance, with Yiyan (Echo) Liu, Journal of Health Economics, January 2015, 228-247.
Does Health Insurance Coverage Lead to Better Health and Educational Outcomes? Evidence from Rural China , with Yuyu Chen, Journal of Health Economics, January 2012, 1-14.
Information and Consumer Choice: The Value of Publicized Health Plan Ratings, with Alan Sorensen, Journal of Health Economics, March 2006, 25(2): 248-275.
Competition and Disclosure Incentives: An Empirical Study of HMOs, RAND Journal of Economics, Spring 2005, Vol. 26, 93-113.