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Sources of Geographic Variation in Health Care: Evidence from Patient Migration

From Amy Finkelstein, Matthew Gentzkow, and Heidi Williams: We study the drivers of geographic variation in US healthcare utilization, using an empirical strategy that exploits migration of Medicare patients to separate the role of demand and supply factors. Our approach allows … Continue reading

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MIT’s Heidi Williams Decodes Economics of Gene Sequencing

Here’s an interesting profile of Heidi Williams and her work on innovation in healthcare. HT: Marginal Revolution

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Do fixed patent terms distort innovation? Evidence from cancer clinical trials

A new paper from Heidi Williams, Eric Budish, and Benjamin N. Roin: ABSTRACT: Patents award innovators a fixed period of market exclusivity, e.g., 20 years in the United States. Yet, since in many industries firms file patents at the time of discovery … Continue reading

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