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2020 Winner

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

The Quarterly Journal of Economics

Damon Jones, David Molitor and Julian Reif

November 2019

2020 Winner

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

The Journal of the American Medical Association

Zirui Song and Katherine Baicker

April 2019

2019 Winner

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

The Quarterly Journal of Economics

Zack Cooper, Stuart V. Craig, Martin Gaynor, John Van Reenen

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2018 Winner

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

Quarterly Journal of Economics

Zarek C. Brot-Goldberg, Amitabh Chandra, Benjamin R. Handel and Jonathan T. Kolstad

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2017 Winner

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

Journal of Health Economics

Keith Marzilli Ericson and Amanda Starc

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Honorable Mention

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

American Economic Review

Jason Abaluck, Leila Agha, Chris Kabrhel, Ali Raja and Arjun Venkatesh

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2016 Winner

Adverse Selection and the Individual Mandate: When Theory Meets Practice

American Economic Review

Martin Hackmann, Jonathan Kolstad & Amanda Kowalski

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2015 Winner

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

Journal of Health Economics

Laura Dague

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2014 Winner

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

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2013 Winner

Sinking, Swimming, or Learning to Swim in Medicare Part D

American Economic Review

Jonathan D. Ketcham, Claudio Lucarelli, Eugenio J. Miravete, M. Christopher Roebuck

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2012 Winner

Choice Inconsistencies Among the Elderly: Evidence from Plan Choice in the Medicare Part D Program

American Economic Review

Jason Abaluck, Jonathan Gruber

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Honorable Mention

Full Coverage for Preventive Medications after Myocardial Infarction

New England Journal of Medicine

Niteesh Choudhry, Jerry Avorn, Robert Glynn, Elliott Antman, Sebastian Schneeweiss, Michele Toscano, Lonny Reisman, Joaquim Fernandes, Claire Spettell, Joy Lee, Raisa Levin, Troyen Brennan, William Shrank

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2011 Winner

The Effect of Medicare Part D on Pharmaceutical Prices and Utilization

American Economic Review

Mark Duggan, Fiona Scott Morton

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2010 Winner

Effects of Care Coordination on Hospitalization, Quality of Care, and Health Care Expenditures Among Medicare Beneficiaries: 15 Randomized Trials

JAMA

Deborah Peikes, Arnold Chen, Jennifer Schore, Randall Brown

2009 Winner

Impact of Decreasing Copayments on Medication Adherence Within a Disease Management Environment

Health Affairs

Michael Chernew, Mayur Shah, Arnold Wegh, Stephen Rosenberg, Iver Juster, Allison Rosen, Michael Sokol, Kristina Yu-Isenberg, A. Mark Fendrick

2008 Winner

Predictability and Predictiveness in Health Care Spending

Journal of Health Economics

Randall P. Ellis and Thomas G. McGuire

2008 Winner

Custom-Made Versus Ready to Wear Treatments: Behavioral Propensities in Physicians’ Choices

Journal of Health Economics

Richard G. Frank and Richard J. Zeckhauser

2007 Winner

Is Health Insurance Affordable for the Uninsured?

Journal of Health Economics

M. Kate Bundorf and Mark V. Pauly

2006 Winner

The Effects of Medicaid Reimbursement on the Access to Care of Medicaid Enrollees: A Community Perspective

Medical Care Research and Review

Peter J. Cunningham and Len Nichols

2005 Winner

Physician Incentives in Health Maintenance Organizations

Journal of Political Economy

Martin Gaynor, James B. Rebitzer, Lowell J. Taylor

2004 Winner

Is More Information Better? The Effects of 'Report Cards' on Health Care Providers

Journal of Political Economy

David Dranove, Daniel P. Kessler, Mark B. McClellan, Mark Satterthwaite

2003 Winner

Can Patient Self-Management Help Explain the SES Health Gradient?

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Dana P. Goldman, James P. Smith

2002 Winner

How Does Risk Sharing Between Employers and a Managed Behavioral Health Organization Affect Mental Health Care?

Health Services Research

Roland Sturm

2001 Winner

The Effects of Medical Group Practice and Physician Payment Methods on Costs of Care

Health Services Research

John E. Kralewski, Eugene C. Rich, Roger Feldman, Bryan E. Dowd, Terence Bernhardt, Christopher Johnson, William Gold

2000 Winner

Managed Care, Consolidation Among Health Care Providers, and Health Care: Evidence from Mammography

RAND Journal of Economics

Laurence C. Baker, Martin L. Brown

2000 Winner

Geographic Variation in Physician Visits for Uninsured Children: The Role of the Safety Net

JAMA

Stephen H. Long, M. Susan Marquis

1999 Winner

Medicaid-Dependent Hospitals and Their Patients: How Have They Fared?

Health Services Research

David Dranove, William White

1999 Winner

Impact of a Children's Health Insurance Program on Newly Enrolled Children

JAMA

Judith R. Lave, Christopher R. Keane, Chyongchiou J. Lin, Edmund M. Ricci, Gabriele Amersbach, Charles P. LaVallee

1998 Winner

The Effect of HMOs on Fee-for-Service Health Care Expenditures: Evidence From Medicare

Journal of Health Economics

Laurence C. Baker

1998 Winner

Accounting for Future of Costs in Medical Cost-Effectiveness Analysis

Journal of Health Economics

David Meltzer

1998 Winner

Long-term Effects of Home Visitation on Maternal Life Course and Child Abuse and Neglec

JAMA

David L. Olds, John Eckenrode, Charles R. Henderson, Jr., Harriet Kitzman, Jane Powers, Robert Cole, Kimberly Sidora, Pamela Morris, Lisa M. Pettitt, Dennis Luckey

1997 Winner

Effect of Frequency of Prenatal Care Visits on Perinatal Outcome Among Low-Risk Women

JAMA

Robert S. McDuffie Jr, Arne Beck, Kimberly Bischoff, Jean Cross, Miriam Orleans

1996 Winner

The Effect of Market Structure on HMO Premiums

Journal of Health Economics

Douglas Wholey, Roger Feldman, Jon B. Christianson

1995 Winner

The Performance of Intensive Care Units: Does Good Management Make a Difference?,

Medical Care

Stephen Shortell, Denise Rousseau, Jack Zimmerman, Robin Gillies, Douglas Wagner, Elizabeth Draper, William Knaus, Joanne Duffy