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Economics of Rural–Urban Migration  

Pei-Ju Liao and Chong Kee Yip

In the past century, many developing countries have experienced rapid economic development, which is usually associated with a process of structural transformation and urbanization. ... More

The Economics of Smoking Prevention  

Philip DeCicca, Donald S. Kenkel, Michael F. Lovenheim, and Erik Nesson

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Apr 2018
Smoking prevention has been a key component of health policy in developed nations for over half a century. Public policies to reduce the physical harm attributed to cigarette smoking, both ... More

Effectiveness and Availability of Treatment for Substance Use Disorders  

Dominic Hodgkin and Hilary S. Connery

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Oct 2018
Drug and alcohol use disorders, also called substance use disorders (SUD), are among the major health problems facing many countries, contributing a substantial burden in terms of ... More

The Effect of Education on Health and Mortality: A Review of Experimental and Quasi-Experimental Evidence  

Titus Galama, Adriana Lleras-Muney, and Hans van Kippersluis

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May 2018
Education is strongly associated with better health and longer lives. However, the extent to which education causes health and longevity is widely debated. We develop a human capital ... More

The Employment Effects of Minimum Wages: Some Questions We Need to Answer  

David Neumark

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Mar 2018
The literature on the employment effects of minimum wages is about a century old, and includes hundreds of studies. Yet the debate among researchers about the employment effects of minimum ... More

Estimation and Inference for Cointegrating Regressions  

Martin Wagner

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Nov 2018
Widely used modified least squares estimators for estimation and inference in cointegrating regressions are discussed. The standard case with cointegration in the I(1) setting is examined ... More

The Evolution of Mental Health Policy and Economics  

Sherry Glied and Richard Frank

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Mar 2018
Mental health economics addresses problems that are common to all of health economics, but that occur with greater severity in this context. Several characteristics of mental health ... More

Famines, Hunger, and Later-Life Health  

Gerard J. van den Berg and Maarten Lindeboom

Modern-day famines are caused by unusual impediments or interventions in society, effectively imposing severe market restrictions and preventing the free movement of people and goods. ... More

Financial Frictions in Macroeconomic Models  

Alfred Duncan and Charles Nolan

In recent decades, macroeconomic researchers have looked to incorporate financial intermediaries explicitly into business-cycle models. These modeling developments have helped us to ... More

Financial Strain and Health  

Irina Grafova

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Oct 2018
One of the most fundamental results in health economics is that a greater socio-economic status is associated with better health outcomes. However, the experience of financial pressure and ... More

Financing and Policy for Long-Term Care  

Alexandrina Stoyanova and David Cantarero-Prieto

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Sep 2018
Long-term care (LTC) systems entitle frail and disabled people, who experience declines in physical and mental capacities, to quality care and support from an appropriately trained ... More

Frequency-Domain Approach in High-Dimensional Dynamic Factor Models  

Marco Lippi

High-Dimensional Dynamic Factor Models have their origin in macroeconomics, precisely in empirical research on Business Cycles. The central idea, going back to the work of Burns and ... More

Geographic Proximity and Science Parks  

Albert N. Link and John T. Scott

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Sep 2018
Science parks, also called research parks, technology parks, or technopolis infrastructures, have increased rapidly in number as many countries have adopted the approach of bringing ... More

Globalization, Trade, and Health Economics  

Richard Smith and Johanna Hanefeld

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Mar 2018
Global trade—the movement of goods, services, people, and capital between countries—is at the center of modern globalization. Since the late 20th century trade has also become established ... More

Health and Economic Growth  

David E. Bloom, Michael Kuhn, and Klaus Prettner

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Feb 2019
The strong observable correlation between health and economic growth is crucial for economic development and sustained well-being, but the underlying causality and mechanisms are difficult ... More

Health Information Technology  

Jordan Everson and Melinda Beeuwkes Buntin

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Feb 2019
The potential for health information technology (HIT) to reshape the information-intensive healthcare industry has been recognized for decades. Nevertheless, the adoption and use of IT in ... More

Health Status Measurement  

John Mullahy

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Mar 2018
Health status measurement issues arise across a wide spectrum of applications in empirical health economics research as well as in public policy, clinical, and regulatory contexts. It is ... More

Incentives and Performance of Health Care Professionals  

Martin Chalkley

Economists have long regarded health care as a unique and challenging area of economic activity on account of the specialized knowledge of health care professionals (HCPs) and the ... More

Information, Risk Aversion, and Healthcare Economics  

Hendrik Schmitz and Svenja Winkler

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Jun 2018
The terms information and risk aversion play central roles in healthcare economics. While risk aversion is among the main reasons for the existence of health insurance, information ... More

The Law and Economics of Employment Discrimination Law  

Joni Hersch and Blair Druhan Bullock

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Feb 2019
The labor market is governed by a panoply of laws, regulating virtually all aspects of the employment relation, including hiring, firing, information exchange, privacy, workplace safety, ... More

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