newsletter-2017-1

3 posts

Amy Finkelstein

1) What are the key results from your work on the Oregon Health Insurance Experiment? The Oregon Health Insurance Experiment is a randomized evaluation of the impact of extending Medicaid to low-income, uninsured adults. In 2008 the state of Oregon ran a lottery to offer Medicaid to some low-income uninsured adults but not others […]

Benjamin Hansen, Daniel I. Rees, Joseph J. Sabia

Benjamin Hansen, University of Oregon, IZA and NBER Daniel I. Rees, University of Colorado Denver and IZA Joseph J. Sabia, University of New Hampshire and IZA American Journal of Health Economics 3(1): 60–75, 2017 Since the late 1990s, the youth smoking participation rate has fallen dramatically, and is now at record-low levels.  According to […]

Philip DeCicca, Donald Kenkel, Michael Lovenheim and Erik Nesson

Philip DeCicca, Ball State University Donald Kenkel, Cornell University Michael Lovenheim, Cornell University Erik Nesson, Ball State University Smoking prevention has been a key component of health policy in the United States since the Surgeon General’s report roughly half of a century ago. Public policies intended to reduce the harm from smoking include cigarette […]