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More Insurers Lower Premiums: Evidence from Initial Pricing in the Health Insurance Marketplaces

From Leemore Dafny, Jonathan Gruber, and Christopher Ody: First-year insurer participation in the Health Insurance Marketplaces (HIMs) established by the Affordable Care Act is limited in many areas of the country. There are 3.9 participants, on (population-weighted) average, in the 395 … Continue reading

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The Decline of the U.S. Rust Belt: A Macroeconomic Analysis

From Simeon Alder, David Lagakos , Lee Ohanian: No region of the United States fared worse over the post-war period than the “Rust Belt,” the heavy manufacturing zone bordering the Great Lakes. We argue that a lack of competition in labor and output … Continue reading

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What determines productivity? The management practices hypothesis

Both as part of the third year labor group with David Card and the macro reading group with Yuriy Gododnichenko, we’ve been thinking a lot about productivity and why some firms are more productive than others. This issue is key to understanding why we observe … Continue reading

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