Three essays in health econometrics and health economics

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William James Parish (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Christopher Swann

Abstract: This dissertation makes contributions to the field of health econometrics as well as the field of health economics. Chapter II presents a review of the “Cake Debates” literature. I also describe a generic econometric framework, which I use to clarify some points of controversy in the literature. Extant approaches to endogeneity in two-part models have failed to consider “separability.” Chapter III presents a novel estimator that accounts for endogeneity without imposing “separability.” Chapter IV presents a mediation analysis that explores whether improvements in beneficiary health can explain the negative relationship between Medicare Part D and the use of hospital care.

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Language: English
Date: 2015
Applied Econometrics, Endogeneity, Health Economics, Medicare Part D, Treatment Effects, Two-Part Models
Medical care $x Mathematical models

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