2020 ASHEcon Virtual Conference Agenda

Monday, June 8th

12:00 – 1:15pm EST – Presidential Welcome: Janet Currie, Princeton University
Plenary: Voluntary vs. Mandatory Health Care Regulation
Speaker: Liran Einav, Stanford University
Moderator: Martin Gaynor, Carnegie Mellon University
This session is sponsored by: The Analysis Group

1:30 – 3:00pm EST – Emerging Scholars Sessions (Emerging Scholar sessions are student sessions; all will occur concurrently) 
Emerging Scholars: Aging
Chair: David Grabowski, Harvard University

Impact of Medicare Home Health Rural Add-on Payment on Re-Hospitalizations
Author: Lacey Loomer, Brown University
Discussant: Paul Eliason, Brigham Young University

The Impact of ACO Affiliation on Reducing Urban and Rural Disparities of Preventable ED Visits Among Patients with Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias
Author(s): Nianyang Wang, University of Maryland; Jie Chen, University of Maryland
Discussant: Daifeng He, Swarthmore College

Do Pension Income Shocks Affect Health Spending? Spillovers from Social Security to Medicare
Author: Jacob Berman, UCLA
Discussant: Meghan Skira, University of Georgia
Emerging Scholars: Maternal and Child Health
Chair: Marianne Bitler, Department of Economics, UC Davis

More Money, Fewer Problems? The Effect of Foster Care Payments on Children’s Placement and Quality of Care
Author(s): Anna Chorniy, Clemson University; Christopher Mills, Princeton University
Discussant: Christine Durrance, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Childhood Mental Health: Early Risk and Future Effects
Author: Jill Furzer, University of Toronto
Discussant:K. John McConnell, Oregon Health & Science University

The Unintended Effects of California’s Paid Family Leave Program on Children’s Birth Outcomes
Author: Feng Chen, Tulane University
Discussant: Laura Dague, Texas A&M University
Emerging Scholars: Mental Health
Chair: Janet Currie, Princeton University

How Does Insurance Affect Prescription Drug Utilization? Evidence from ADHD Medications
Author(s): Giacomo Meille, University of Michigan
Discussant: Priscilla Novak, Office of Personnel Management

Mass Shooting in The United States and its Mental Health Consequences: Demand for Over-The-Counter Mood Enhancement Supplements
Author: Mahdi Fallahi, University of Connecticut
Discussant: Yesim Tozan, New York University

The Effect of Payday Lending Restrictions on Suicide and Fatal Poisonings
Author: Thanh Lu, Temple University
Discussant: Mark Stabile, INSEAD
Emerging Scholars: Physician Behavior
Chair: Daniel Sacks, Indiana University

Quantifying Sources of Persistent Prescription Behavior: Evidence from Belgium
Author(s): Pieter De VliegerUniversity of Michigan
Discussant: Daniel Sacks, Indiana University

Do Surgeons Forget? Investigating the Impact of Days out of Practice on Health Outcomes for Emergency Hip Fracture Patients
Author: Laurie Rachet-Jacquet, Centre for Health Economics, University of York
Discussant: Laurence Baker, Stanford University

Overused or Underskilled? Effects of Selectively Reducing the Quantity of Medical Procedures
Author(s): Maya Lozinski, University of Chicago; Grant Gannaway, University of Chicago
Discussant: Ziad Obermeyer, University of California, Berkeley
Emerging Scholars: Physician Coordination
Chair: Dan Zeltzer, Tel Aviv University

Team-Specific Human Capital and Team Performance: Evidence from Doctors
Author: Yiqun Chen, Stanford University
Discussant: Dan Zeltzer, Tel Aviv University

Identifying Physician Practice Style for Mental Health Diagnoses
Author: Kelli Marquardt, University of Arizona
Discussant: Keith Ericson, Boston University

The Indirect Effects of Medicaid Payment Changes: Evidence of Spillovers to the Commercially Insured
Author: Debra Bozzi, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Discussant: Ian McCarthy, Emory University
Emerging Scholars: Socioeconomic Status, Health, and Exercise
Chair: Amanda Kowalski, University of Michigan

Impact of Extreme Temperatures on Emergency Hospital Admissions by Age and Socioeconomic Deprivation in England: Observational Study
Author(s): Dheeya Rizmie, Imperial College London; Laure de Preux, Imperial College London; Marisa Miraldo, Imperial College Business School
Discussant: Richard Hirth, University of Michigan

Association of Sociodemographics with out-of-Pocket Expenditure (OOP) and Underinsurance in Skin Cancer Survivors
Author(s): Mohammad Karim, Texas A&M University; Robert Ohsfeldt, Texas A&M University; Nima Khodakarami, Texas A&M University; Hye-Chung Kum, Texas A&M University
Discussant: Kosali Simon, Indiana University

The Long-Term Impact of Childhood Exercise Programs
Author: Teresa Perry, Colorado State University
Discussant: John Cawley, Cornell University
Emerging Scholars: Tobacco, Alcohol, and Illegal Substances
Chair: W. David Bradford, University of Georgia

Opioid Prescribing Limits and Opioid-Related Mortality
Author: Mallory Avery, University of Pittsburgh
Discussant: W. David Bradford, University of Georgia

The Impact of Tobacco 21 Laws on Youth Use of Tobacco and Other Substances
Author: Michael Daly, Cornell University
Discussant: Chad Cotti, University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh

Medical Examiner Vs Coroner: Does It Matter for the Opioid Epidemic?
Author(s): Alina Denham, University of Rochester, Andrew Boslett, University of Rochester, Tarsha Vasu, University of Rochester, Michael Mendoza, University of Rochester and Elaine L Hill University of Rochester
Discussant: Maria Sanmartin, Hofstra University
Emerging Scholars: Treatment Decisions
Chair: David Molitor, University of Illinois

Physician Network Position and Cost-Effective Treatment Diffusion
Author: Yu Liu, Emory University
Discussant: Molly Schnell, Northwestern University

What Passed is Past? The Role of Recent Adverse Events in Physician Treatment Decisions
Author: Manasvini Singh, Emory University
Discussant: Chad Stecher, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

The Effect of The Clinical Environment on Physicians’ Treatment Choices: Evidence from the English NHS
Author(s): Luis Fernandes, University of York, UK; Martin Chalkley, University of York, UK; Nils Gutacker, University of York, UK
Discussant: David Molitor, University of Illinois
3:15 – 3:45pm EST – Coffee & Conversation (attendees are encouraged to go into the coffee break session and network)
4:00 – 5:00pm EST – Panel Discussion: Health Policy and the 2020 Presidential Candidates

Don Berwick, Former Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
Rena Conti, Boston University
David Cutler, Harvard University
Steve Parente, University of Minnesota

Moderator: Leemore Dafny, Harvard University

This session is sponsored by: Matrix Economics

Tuesday, June 9th

12:00 – 1:00pm EST – Plenary: Access to Reproductive Health: The Role of Cost
Speaker: Martha Bailey, University of Michigan
Moderator: Janet Currie, Princeton University
1:15 – 2:45pm EST – Emerging Scholars Session (Emerging Scholar sessions are student sessions; all will occur concurrently)
Emerging Scholars: Competition in Healthcare Markets
Chair: Kate Ho, Princeton University

The Determinants of Nursing Home Acquisitions
Author: Wenqing Li, University at Albany, State University of New York
Discussant: Nathan Wilson, Federal Trade Commission
The Effects of Plan Switching in Medicaid Managed Care on Access and Continuity of Care

Author: Christopher Frenier, University of Minnesota
Discussant: Timothy McBride, Washington University

Private Entry and Competition in Public Service Provision: Evidence from the English National Health Service
Author: Samantha Burn, Harvard University
Discussant: Mireille Jacobson, University of Southern California
Emerging Scholars: Consumer Decision-Making in Health Care
Chair: Anthony LoSasso, DePaul University

Testing Methodological Advances in Willingness to Pay (WTP) Estimation Using a Discrete Choice Experiment: An Advanced Lung Cancer Treatment Case Study
Author: Xiayu JiaoUniversity of Southern California, Joel Hay, University of Southern California and Jorge Nieva, University of Southern California
Discussant: Ce Shang, University of Oklahoma – HSC

Risk Aversion & Financial Knowledge Among Individual Market Enrollees
Author: Yevgeniy Feyman, Harvard University
Discussant: Brad Rice, Analysis Group

Sorting on Plan Designs: Theory and Evidence from the ACA
Author: Chenyuan Liu, University of Wisconsin at Madison
Discussant: Mark Shepard, Harvard University
Emerging Scholars: Demand for Health Insurance
Chair: Tal Gross, Boston University

Does National Health Insurance Improve Individuals’ Health and Financial Burden?
Author: Yuying Xing, The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Discussant: Tal Gross, Boston University

Who Pays for Health Insurance? Premium Variation across Markets in the United States
Author: Jonathan Holmes, University of California, Berkeley
Discussant: Keaton Miller, University of Oregon

Five Year Impact of ACA on Insurance Coverage
Author(s): Ishtiaque Fazlul, Georgia State University; Charles Courtemanche, University of Kentucky; Aaron Yelowitz, University of Kentucky; Benjamin Ukert, Texas A&M; Daniela Zapata, Impaq International; James Marton, Georgia State University
Discussant: David Slusky, University of Kansas
Emerging Scholars: Effects of Health Insurance
Chair: Kate Bundorf, Stanford University

The Effects of Medicare Advantage on Beneficiaries with Kidney Failure
Author(s): Jeffrey Pearson, University of Michigan; Richard Hirth, University of Michigan
Discussant: Kate Bundorf, Stanford University

Does Public Insurance Improve Marital Outcomes? Evidence from the ACA Medicaid Expansion
Author(s): Sarah Rosenberg, Université Libre de Bruxelles; Tom Potoms, University of Sussex
Discussant: Robin McKnight, Wellesley College

Effects on Non-Health Consumption Due to Health Insurance Expansions for Low-Income Households
 Thadchaigeni Panchalingam, The Ohio State University 
Discussant: Tara Watson, Williams College
Emerging Scholars: Health Systems, Health Care Financing, and Prescription Drugs
Chair: Ashley Swanson, Columbia University

Financial Status and R&D Investment in the Medical Device Industry: Quasi-Experimental Evidence from Hurricanes
Author: Alexander Everhart, University of Minnesota
Discussant: Matthew Grennan, University of Pennsylvania

Can Competitive Bidding Work in Health Care? Evidence from Medicare Durable Medical Equipment
Author: Yunan Ji, Harvard University
Discussant: Martin Hackmann, University of California, Los Angeles

Prepare for Trouble: Risk Compensation and the Unintended Consequences of PrEP
Author: Luis Faundez, University of Illinois at Chicago
Discussant: Marcus Dillender, University of Illinois at Chicago
Emerging Scholars: Health, Labor Markets, and the Economy
Chair: Deborah Freund, Claremont Graduate University

The Long Run Impact of Child’s Health on Mother’s Career Trajectory
Author: Shubhashrita Basu, Clemson University
Discussant: Barbara Wolfe, University of Wisconsin-Madison

The Long-Run Impact of Community Health Workers on Health and Economic Outcomes: Evidence from China’s Barefoot Doctor Program
Author: Ying Liu, University of Pittsburgh
Discussant: Winnie Yip

Comparative Advantage in Health Care Delivery: A Machine Learning Approach
Author: Grant Gannaway, University of Chicago
Discussant:  Pinka Chatterji, University of Albany
Emerging Scholars: Long Term Care
Chair: Edward Norton, University of Michigan

Do Higher Wages Save Consumer Lives? Evidence from Nursing Homes and Minimum Wage Reforms
Author: Krista Ruffini, University of California, Berkeley
Discussant: Sally Stearns, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Targeted Regulation, Warnings, and Quality Improvement: Evidence from Nursing Homes
Author: Michael Cohen, Yale University
Discussant: R. Tamara Konetzka, The University of Chicago

Incremental Healthcare Expenditures of Being Spouses of Elderly Patients with Alzheimer’s Diseases and Related Dementias
 Jun Chu, University of Maryland, College Park
Discussant: Courtney Van Houtven, Durham VA/Duke University
3:00 – 3:30pm EST -– Coffee & Conversation (attendees are encouraged to go into the coffee break session and network)
3:45pm – 5:00 pm EST – Award Presentations, Janet Currie, Princeton University Panel Discussion: Economics of Covid-19 
Jerome Adda, Bocconi University
Janet Currie, Princeton University
Jay Shambaugh, The Brookings Institute
Neeraj Sood, University of Southern California

Moderator: Martin Gaynor, Carnegie Mellon University