Department of Economics

Health Econometrics Workshop: Program

The meeting will be structured in a limited number of oral presentations. Each presenter will have a nominated discussant. There will be 5 keynote speakers:

  • Badi Baltagi - Syracuse University
  • William Greene - New York University
  • Alberto Holly - University of Lausanne
  • Andrew Jones - University of York
  • John Mullahy - University of Wisconsin

Provisional Programme (Updated 3 December)

Each of the paper titles below links to a PDF of the paper. These papers are password protected. Only those who have registered for the conference will be bale to access them.

December 4th, 2008

8.00-9.30 Registration
Chair Giorgio Vittadini
9.30-9.45 Marcello Fontanesi, Chancellor of Milan Bicocca University
9.45-10.00 Luciano Bresciani, Councillor for Healthcare, Lombardy Region
10.00-10.15 Carlo Lucchina, Director of Healthcare Council, Lombardy Region
10.15-10.55 Invited speaker:
John Mullahy
Interaction Effects
10.55-11.10 Coffee break
Chair Alberto Holly
11.10-11.50 Invited speaker:
Badi Baltagi
Health Care Expenditure and Income in the OECD Reconsidered: Evidence from Panel Data
11.50-12.35 Lecluyse DeGraeve Inclusion of drugs of type C in MAB: impact on consumption behaviour of patients
12.35-13.20 Fiorio Siciliani The demand for pharmaceuticals: evidence from Italy
13.20-14.20 Lunch
Chair Andrew Jones
14.20-15.05 O'Donnell Teppa VanDoorslaer Do survival expectations influence retirement behaviour?
15.05-15.50 Ma Norton Lee Mind the Information Gap: Fertility Rate and Use of Cesarean Delivery in Taiwan

December 5th, 2008

Chair Badi Baltagi
9.30-10.10 Invited speaker:
Alberto Holly
Modeling risk using fourth order Pseudo Maximum Likelihood methods
10.10-10.55 Bierens Wang Integrated Conditional Moment Tests for Parametric Conditional Distributions
10.55-11.10 Coffee break
Chair Rosella Levaggi
11.10-11.50 Invited speaker:
Andrew Jones
Sick of work or too sick to work? Evidence on self-reported health shocks and early retirement from the BHPS
11.50-12.35 Berta Callea Martini Vittadini The effects of Upcoding, Cream Skimming and Readmissions on hospitals' efficiency: the case of Lombardy
12.35-13.20 Piacenza Turati Vannoni Restructuring Hospital Industry to control Public Health Care Expenditure: The Role of Input Substitutability
13.20-14.20 Lunch
Chair John Mullahy
14.20-15.05 Dardanoni LiDonni Testing for asymmetric information in insurance markets with unobsevable types
15.05-15.50 Biorn Godager Does quality influence choice of general practitioner? An analysis of matched doctor-patient panel data
15.50-16.05 Coffee break
Chair Bill Greene
16.05-16.50 Gupta Kristensen Pozzoli External Validation of the Use of Vignettes in Cross-Country Health Studies
16.50-17.35 Albouy Daveziesy Debrandz Dynamic Estimation of Health Expenditures: A new approach to simulate individual expenditures

December 6th, 2008

Chair Owen O'Donnell
9.00-9.40 Invited speaker:
William Greene
A Bivariate Latent Class Correlated Generalized Ordered Probit Model with an Application to Modeling Observed Obesity Levels
9.40-10.25 Deuchert Can misreporting account for the high proportion of HIV cases in self-reported virgins?
10.25-11.10 Djemai Is the HIV/AIDS epidemic driven by the income level or its cyclical component? An econometric analysis applied to Sub-Saharan Africa
11.10-11.25 Coffee break
Chair Giorgio Vittadini / Giuseppe Arbia
11.25-12.10 DeRidder DeGraeve A comparison of Bare Metal and Drug Eluting Stents in Belgium
12.10-12.55 Smith Eberth Modelling Sporting Activity in Scotland: an Ordered Sample Selection Model
12.55-13.40 Von Hinke Kessler Scholder et al. The Effect of Child Weight on Academic Performance: Evidence using Genetic Markers
13.40-14.40 Lunch


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