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Research Award Finalists


2020 Finalist

Physician Beliefs and Patient Preferences: A New Look at Regional Variation in Health Care Spending

American Economic Journal: Economic Policy,

Cutler D, Skinner J, Stern A and Wennberg D

February 2019

2020 Finalist

Defensive Medicine: Evidence from Military Immunity,

American Economic Journal: Economic Policy

Frakes M and Gruber J

August 2019.

2020 Finalist

What do Workplace Wellness Programs Do? Evidence from the Illinois Workplace Wellness Study

The Quarterly Journal of Economics

Jones D, Molitor D and Reif J

November 2019

2020 Finalist

Association Between the Implementation of a Population-Based Primary Care Payment System and Achievement of Quality Measures in Hawaii

Journal of American Medical Association

Navathe A, Emanuel E, Bond A, Linn K, Caldarella K, Troxel A, Zhu J, Yang L, Matloubieh S, Drye E, Bernheim S, Lee E, Mugiishi M, Endo K, Yoshimoto J, Yuen I, Okamura S, Stollar M, Tom J, Gold M and Volpp K

July 2019

2020 Finalist

Dissecting racial bias in an algorithm used to manage the health of populations

Science

Obermeyer Z, Powers B, Vogeli C and Mullainathan S

October 2019

2020 Finalist

Effect of a Workplace Wellness Program on Employee Health and Economic Outcomes: A Randomized Clinical Trial

Journal of the American Medical Association

Song Z and Baicker K.

April 2019

2019 Finalist

The Effect of Hospital Acquisitions of Physician Practices on Pricing and Spending

Journal of Health Economics

Capps C, Dranove D and Ody C

May 2018

2019 Finalist

The Price Ain’t Right? Hospital Prices and Health Spending on the Privately Insured

Quarterly Journal of Economics

Cooper Z, Craig SV, Gaynor M and Van Reenen J

September 2018

2019 Finalist

The Consequences of Health Care Privatization: Evidence from Medicare Advantage Exits

American Economic Journal: Economic Policy

Duggan M, Gruber J and Vabson B

February 2018

2019 Finalist

Robust Machine Learning Variable Importance Analyses of Medical Conditions for Health Care Spending

Health Services Research

Rose S

May 2018

2019 Finalist

Effect of Peer Comparison Letters for High-Volume Primary Care Prescribers of Quetiapine in Older and Disabled Adults: A Randomized Clinical Trial.

JAMA Psychiatry

Sacarny A, Barnett ML, Le J, Tetkoski F, Yokum D and Agrawal S

October 2018

2018 Finalist

Choose to Lose: Health Plan Choices from a Menu with Dominated Options

Quarterly Journal of Economics

Bhargava S, Lowenstein G, and Sydnor J

August 2017

2018 Finalist

What Does a Deductible Do? The Impact of Cost-Sharing on Health Care Prices, Quantities and Spending Dynamics

Quarterly Journal of Economics

Brot-Goldberg ZC, Chandra A, Handel BR and Kolstad JT

August 2017

2018 Finalist

Technological Change and Risk Adjustment: Benefit Design Incentives in Medicare Part D

EJ: Economic Policy

Carey CM

February 2017

2018 Finalist

When Discounts Raise Costs: The Effect of Copay Coupons on Generic Utilization

AEJ: Economic Policy

Dafny L, Ody C, and Schmitt M

May 2017

2018 Finalist

Premium Subsidies, the Mandate, and Medicaid Expansion: Coverage Effects of the Affordable Care Act

Journal of Health Economics

Frean M, Gruber J, and Sommers BD

May 2017

2018 Finalist

Oregon's Medicaid Reform and Transition to Global Budgets Were Associated with Reductions in Expenditures

Health Affairs

McConnell KJ, Renfro S, Lindrooth RC, Cohen DJ, Wallace NT, and Chernew ME

March 2017

2017 Finalist

The Determinants of Productivity in Medical Testing: Intensity and Allocation of Care

American Economic Review

Abaluck J, Agha L, Kabrhel C, Raja A, and Venkatesh A

December 2016

2017 Finalist

How Product Standardization Affects Choice: Evidence from the Massachusetts Health Insurance Exchange

Journal of Health Economics

Ericson KMM and Starc A

December 2016

2017 Finalist

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

Quarterly Journal of Economics

Finkelstein A, Gentzkow M, and Williams H

November 2016

2017 Finalist

Tradeoffs in the Design of Health Plan Payment Systems: Fit, Power and Balance

Journal of Health Economics

Geruso M and McGuire TG

May 2016

2017 Finalist

Early Performance of Accountable Care Organizations in Medicare

The New England Journal of Medicine

McWilliams JM, Hatfield LA, Chernew ME, Landon BE, and Schwartz AL

June 2016

2017 Finalist

Framing Financial Incentives to Increase Physical Activity Among Overweight and Obese Adults: A Randomized, Controlled Trial

Annals of Internal Medicine

Patel MS, Asch DA, Rosin R, Small DS, Bellamy SL, Heuer J, et al

March 2016

2016 Finalist

Effect of Financial Incentives to Physicians, Patients, or Both on Lipid Levels: A Randomized Clinical Trial

Journal of the American Medical Association

Asch DA, Troxel AB, Stewart WF, Sequist TD, Jones JB, Hirsch AMG, et al

November 2015

2016 Finalist

Regulatory Redistribution in the Market for Health Insurance

American Economic Journal: Applied Economics

Clemens J

April 2015

2016 Finalist

Measuring Returns to Hospital Care: Evidence from Ambulance Referral Patterns

Journal of Political Economy

Doyle JJ, Graves JA, Gruber J, and Kleiner SA

February 2015

2016 Finalist

Adverse Selection and an Individual Mandate: When Theory Meets Practice

American Economic Review

Hackmann MB, Kolstad JT, and Kowalski AE

March 2015

2016 Finalist

Paying Attention or Paying Too Much in Medicare Part D

American Economic Review

Ketcham JD, Lucarelli C, and Powers CA

January 2015

2015 Finalist

The Effect of Medicaid Premiums on Enrollment: A Regression Discontinuity Approach

Journal of Health Economics

Laura Dague

May 2014

2015 Finalist

Hospital Choices, Hospital Prices and Financial Incentives to Physicians

American Economic Review

Kate Ho, Ariel Pakes

December 2014

2015 Finalist

Changes in Patients’ Experiences in Medicare Accountable Care Organizations

The New England Journal of Medicine

J. Michael McWilliams, Bruce E. Landon, Michael E. Chernew, Alan M. Zaslavsky

October 2014

2015 Finalist

Changes in Mortality After Massachusetts Health Care Reform

Annals of Internal Medicine

Benjamin D. Sommers, Sharon K. Long, Katherine Baicker

May 2014

2015 Finalist

Association Between Availability of Health Service Prices and Payments for These Services

The Journal of the American Medical Association

Christopher Whaley, Jennifer Schneider Chafen, Sophie Pinkard, Gabriella Kellerman, Dena Bravata, Robert Kocher, Neeraj Sood

October 2014

2014 Finalist

The Oregon Experiment—Effects of Medicaid on Clinical Outcomes

The New England Journal of Medicine

Katherine Baicker, Sarah L. Taubman, Heidi L. Allen, Mira Bernstein, Jonathan H. Gruber, Joseph P. Newhouse, Eric C. Schneider, Bill J. Wright, Alan M. Zaslavsky, Amy N. Finkelstein

May 2013

2014 Finalist

Information and Quality When Motivation Is Intrinsic: Evidence from Surgeon Report Cards

American Economic Review

Jonathan T. Kolstad

December 2013

2014 Finalist

Integrating Risk Adjustment and Enrollee Premiums in Health Plan Payment

Journal of Health Economics

Thomas G. McGuire, Jacob Glazer, Joseph P. Newhouse, Sharon-Lise Normand, Julie Shi, Anna D. Sinaiko, Samuel H. Zuvekas

December 2013

2014 Finalist

Increases In Consumer Cost Sharing Redirect Patient Volumes And Reduce Hospital Prices For Orthopedic Surgery

Health Affairs

James C. Robinson, Timothy T. Brown

August 2013

2014 Finalist

Intellectual Property Rights and Innovation: Evidence from the Human Genome

Journal of Political Economy

Heidi L. Williams

February 2013

2013 Finalist

Pricing and Welfare in Health Plan Choice

American Economic Review

M. Kate Bundorf, Jonathan Levin, Neale Mahoney

December 2012

2013 Finalist

Spending Differences Associated with the Medicare Physician Group Practice Demonstration

Journal of the American Medical Association

Carrie H. Colla, David E. Wennberg, Ellen Meara, Jonathan S. Skinner, Daniel Gottlieb, Valerie A. Lewis, Christopher M. Snyder, Elliott S. Fisher

September 2012

2013 Finalist

The Oregon Health Insurance Experiment: Evidence from the First Year

The Quarterly Journal of Economics

Amy Finkelstein, Sarah Taubman, Bill Wright, Mira Bernstein, Jonathan Gruber, Joseph P. Newhouse, Heidi Allen, Katherine Baicker, Oregon Health Study Group

August 2012

2013 Finalist

The CMS Auction: Experimental Studies of a Median-Bid Procurement Auction with Non-Binding Bids

The Quarterly Journal of Economics

Brian Merlob, Charles R. Plott, Yuanjun Zhang

April 2012

2012 Finalist

After Midnight: A Regression Discontinuity Design in Length of Postpartum Hospital Stays

American Economic Journal, Economic Policy

Douglas Almond, Joseph Doyle

August 2011

2012 Finalist

Results of the Medicare Health Support Disease-Management Pilot Program

New England Journal of Medicine

Nancy McCall, Jerry Cromwell

November 2011

2012 Finalist

Health Care Spending and Quality in Year 1 of the Alternative Quality Contract

New England Journal of Medicine

Zirui Song, Dana Gelb Safran, Bruce Landon, Yulei He, Randall Ellis, Robert Mechanic, Matthew Day, Michael Chernew

September 2011

2011 Finalist

Patient Cost-Sharing and Hospitalization Offsets in the Elderly

American Economic Review

Amitabh Chandra, Jonathan Gruber, Robin McKnight

March 2010

2011 Finalist

The Effect of Financial Incentives on Hospitals That Serve Poor Patients

Annals of Internal Medicine

Ashish Jha, E. John Orav, Arnold Epstein

September 2010

2011 Finalist

An economic evaluation of the war on cancer

Journal of Health Economics

Darius Lakdawalla, Eric Sun, Anupam Jena, Carolina Reyes, Dana Goldman, Tomas Philipson

May 2010

2011 Finalist

Regional Variations in Diagnostic Practices

New England Journal of Medicine

Yunjie Song, Jonathan Skinner, Julie Bynum, Jason Sutherland, John Wennberg, Elliott Fisher

July 2010