M&A, Competition, and Innovation in Medical Technology

Funded Research Proposal

Innovation in medical technology has played a large role in the growth in welfare benefits and monetary costs due to health care over the last half century. Like many industries that rely on innovation, medical technology has an active market for corporate mergers and acquisitions (M&A). Read More

Leveraging Data to More Efficiently Predict the Efficacy of Medical Treatments in New Spaces

Funded Research Proposal

This proposal requests research funding for the development of two papers that propose novel methods for leveraging large amounts of imprecise information along with small amounts of specific information to improve the efficacy of medical treatment. Read More

Physician-Industry Interactions: Persuasion and Welfare

Working Papers

In markets where consumers seek expert advice regarding purchases, firms seek to influence experts, raising concerns about biased advice. We combine a model of supply and demand with a local instrumental variables strategy based on regional spillovers from academic medical center conflict-of-interest policies. Read More

The Impact of Acquisitions on Clinical Decisions: Evidence from Physician Practice Management Companies

Working Papers

Mergers and acquisitions are rapidly transforming the organization of physician services in the United States, raising concerns over the cost and the quality of health care. This paper studies how medical practice acquisitions by Physician Practice Management Companies (PPMCs) impact physician behavior and patient health.Read More

Leapfrogging for Last-Mile Delivery in Health Care

Funded Research Proposal

Lowering the cost and increasing the speed of last mile delivery are major challenges for the distribution channels of most industries. These challenges are even more severe in developing countries, where a large part of the population is located in rural areas, and where the lack of physical infrastructure results in a sizable part of the population residing in isolated areas, compromising their access to important services for their investment in human capital, such as timely health care.Read More

Technological Innovations for Last-Mile Delivery in Health Care

Funded Research Proposal

We propose to study the impact of technological innovations in last-mile delivery on health care access, cost, and quality. To this end, we will examine the introduction of drones to deliver blood and other medical supplies to isolated areas in Rwanda.Read More