Research at BEA

Seminars and Workshops

2014

BEA Seminar Series Speakers
  • April 4
    • Marika Cabral (UT-Austin)
      "Claim Timing and Ex Post Adverse Selection"
  • March 17
    • Jeff Clemens (UC-San Diego)
      "The Effect of U.S. Health Insurance Expansions on Medical Innovation"

2013

BEA Seminar Series Speakers
  • December 5
    • Marc Rysman (Boston University)
      "Estimating Network Effects in a Dynamic Environment"
  • November 20
    • Tomas Philipson and Mark Egan (University of Chicago)
      "Adjusting Measures of Economic Output for Health: Is the Business Cycle Countercyclical?"
  • October 25
    • F.X. Diebold (University of Pennsylvania)
      "Improving GDP Measurement: A Measurement Error Perspective"
  • October 15
    • Martha Starr (American University)
      "Decomposing growth in healthcare spending: Prices, quantities, diseases, and demographics"
  • October 7
    • Robin Lee (NYU-Stern)
      "Insurer Competition and Negotiated Hospital Prices"
  • October 2
    • Jim Adams (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute)
      "How Rapidly Does Science Leak Out?"
  • September 24
    • Chad Syverson (University of Chicago)
      "Healthcare Exceptionalism? Productivity and Allocation in the U.S. Healthcare Sector"
  • May 29
    • Maxim Pinkovskiy (MIT)
      "The Impact of Managed Care Backlash on Health Care Costs"
  • May 22
    • Heidi Williams (MIT)
      "Do Fixed Patent Terms Distort Innovation? Evidence from Cancer Clinical Trials"
  • May 13
    • Leemore Dafny (Federal Trade Commission)
      "Healthcare and Antitrust"
  • May 9
    • Iain Cockburn and Ernst Berndt (Boston University/MIT)
      "Price Indexes for Clinical Trial Research: A Feasibility Study"
  • May 8
    • Jessie Handbury (Wharton)
      "Are Poor Cities Cheap for Everyone? Non-Homotheticity and the Cost of Living Across U.S. Cities"
  • April 23
    • Andrew Sweeting (Duke)
      "The Potential Entry Defense in Airline Mergers"
  • March 25
    • Mathew White (Johns Hopkins University)
      "An Ounce of Prevention at Half Price: Evaluating a Subsidy on Health Investments"
  • March 21
    • Martin Gaynor (Carnegie Mellon)
      "Free to Choose? Reform and Demand Response in the English National Health Service," with Carol Propper and Stephan Seiler

2012

BEA Seminar Series Speakers
  • September 20
    • Charles Roehrig (Altarum Institute)
      "Macro Statistics for the Health Sector"
  • July 31
    • Tricia Johnson (Rush University)
      "Demand for International Medical Travel into the United States"
  • June 26
    • Anthony Landry (Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas)
      "Capital Goods Imports, Investment-Specific Productivity and U.S. Growth"
  • June 4
    • Ben Handel (UC-Berkeley)
      "Equilibria in Health Exchanges: Adverse Selection vs. Reclassification Risk"
  • May 16
    • Tom Koch (FTC)
      "Dynamic Selection in Medical Insurance Markets"
  • May 1
    • Chapin White (Center for Studying Health System Change)
      "Health Status and Hospital Prices Key to Regional Variation in Private Health Care Spending"
      www.nihcr.org/Spending_Variation.html
  • April 27
  • April 17
    • Amanda Starc (Wharton)
      "Age-Based Heterogeneity and Pricing Regulation on the Massachusetts Health Insurance Exchange"
  • March 13
    • Amanda Kowalski (Yale)
      "Mandate-Based Health Reform and the Labor Market: Evidence from the Massachusetts Reform"
      joint with Jonathan Kolstad

2011

BEA Seminar Series Speakers
  • November 18
    • Michael Chernew (Harvard University)
      "Geographic variation in spending for the privately insured"
  • October 17
    • Bob Town (University of Pennsylvania)
      "The Impact of the Adoption of Health IT on Patient Outcomes"
  • October 4
    • Uli Doraszelski (Wharton)
      "Efficiency or Predation: What Drives Pricing When There Is Learning-by-Doing?"
  • September 19
    • Sean Nicholson (Cornell University)
      "A Quality-Adjusted Price Index for Colorectal Cancer Drugs"
  • August 23
    • Luis Cabral (NYU)
      "Good Turnover and Bad Turnover: Entry Barriers, Survival Barriers, and Welfare"
  • August 11
    • Jay Breit (Colorado State University)
      "Incorporating Auxiliary Information Into Complex Survey Estimators Through Modern Regression Methods"

2010

BEA Seminar Series Speakers
  • December 6
    • Ricard Gil (UC-Santa Cruz)
      "Vertical Integration and Technology Adoption: Evidence from U.S. Movie Production 1940–1960"
  • November 15
    • Allan Collard-Wexler (NYU Stern)
      “Productivity Dispersion and Plant Selection in the Ready-Mix Concrete Industry”
  • November 5
    • Dave Rapson (UC-Davis)
      “Does Absolution Promote Sin? A Conservationist’s Dilemma”
  • October 21
    • Janet Hao (Conference Board)
      "Measuring Intangible Capital and Its Contribution to Economic Growth in Europe," with Bart van Ark, Carol Corrado, and Charles Hulten
  • October 7
    • Lutz Kilian (University of Michigan)
      “The Role of Inventories and Speculative Trading in the Global Market for Crude Oil” with Dan Murphy
  • September 29
    • Forrest McCluer (Greylock McKinnon Associates)
      “Prices and Quantities in Health Care Antitrust Damages”
  • September 15
    • Ahmed Khwaja (Yale University)
      “Dynamic Entry with Cross Product Spillovers: An Application to the Generic Drug Industry”
  • August 17
    • Amil Petrin (University of Minnesota)
      “The Impact of Plant-Level Resource Reallocations and Technical Progress on U.S. Macroeconomic Growth”
  • August 10
    • Anne Hall (Board of Governors)
      “Geographical Variation and the Diffusion of Diagnostic Imaging”
  • June 24
    • Frank Lichtenberg (Columbia University)
      “Has Medical Innovation Reduced Cancer Mortality?"
  • May 18
    • Ashish Arora (Duke University)
      “Managing Licensing in a Market for Technology.”
  • May 3
    • Andrew Ching (University of Toronto)
      “Measuring the Informative and Persuasive Roles of Detailing on Prescribing Decisions”
  • April 7
    • Unni Pillai (SUNY Albany)
      “A Model of Technological Progress in the Microprocessor Industry”
  • March 30
    • George Alessandria (Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia)
      "The Great Trade Collapse of 2008–09: An Inventory Adjustment?"

2009

BEA Seminar Series Speakers
  • December 2
    • Ellen McGrattan (Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis)
      “Transition to FDI Openness”
  • November 5
    • Jeff Prince (Cornell University)
      “Has the Internet Accelerated the Diffusion of New Products?”
  • October 14
    • Jim Adams (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute)
      “Discovery and Invention In Science-Based Firms”
  • October 7
    • Chad Syverson (University of Chicago)
      “Why Do Firms Own Production Chains?” 
  • September 14
    • Brett Gordon (Columbia University)
      “Does AMD Spur Intel to Innovate More?” 
  • September 10
    • Gautam Gowrisankaran (University of Arizona)
      “Dynamics of Consumer Demand for New Durable Goods” 
  • June 25
    • Emi Nakamura (Columbia University)
      “Product Replacement Bias and Pricing to Market”
  • June 16
    • Ariel Pakes (Harvard University)
      “An Experimental Component Index for the CPI: From Annual Computer Data to Monthly Data on Other Goods”
  • June 4
    • Jon Skinner (Dartmouth College)
      “Technology Growth and Expenditure Growth in Health Care” with Amitabh Chandra
  • March 17
    • Jay Bhattacharya (Stanford University)
      “Economics of Obesity”

2008

BEA Seminar Series Speakers
  • November 6
    • Aviv Nevo (Northwestern University)
      “Timing and Quantity of Consumer Purchases and the Consumer Price Index”
  • October 20
    • Marc Roberts (Pennsylvania State University)
      “R&D Investment and Export Dynamics”