Three essays in health econometrics and health economics

TitleThree essays in health econometrics and health economics
Publication TypeThesis
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsParish, WJames
AdvisorSwann, CA
Number of Pages132
Date Published2015
UniversityThe University of North Carolina at Greensboro
CityGreensboro, NC
Thesis TypePh.D.
Accession Number1722227114
KeywordsHealthcare, Medicare/Medicaid/Health Insurance, Methodology

This dissertation makes contributions to the field of health econometrics as well as the field of health economics. Chapter II presents a review of the "Cake Debates" literature. I also describe a generic econometric framework, which I use to clarify some points of controversy in the literature. Extant approaches to endogeneity in two-part models have failed to consider "separability." Chapter III presents a novel estimator that accounts for endogeneity without imposing "separability." Chapter IV presents a mediation analysis that explores whether improvements in beneficiary health can explain the negative relationship between Medicare Part D and the use of hospital care.


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0511:Economic theory

Short TitleThree essays in health econometrics and health economics
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