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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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The Response of Drug Expenditure to Contract Design in Medicare Part D

From Liran Einav, Amy Finkelstein, and Paul Schrimpf, We study the demand response to non-linear price schedules using data on insurance contacts and prescription drug claims in Medicare Part D. Consistent with static response of drug use to price, we document … Continue reading

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