Markets in Health Care
Information and markets; market failure; internal markets; rationing; waiting; discrimination; public goods and exter- nalities; regulation (entry/exit); price controls; institutional subsidies; welfare economics and system evaluation; compar- ative systems.
Steven Levitt and his trusty Freakonomics sidekick were invited by David Cameron to advise on health policy, as they recount in their latest book. Apparently the PM walked out on them. Levitt has kindly given us some more details on his proposal… Read More »Recommended reading for Steven Levitt
Ben Goldacre, author of Bad Science, recently published an article online for his Guardian column discussing hospital level variation in Bowel Cancer mortality. In this article he discusses how journalists often see patterns in random… Read More »Cause and effect: Hospital choice and rankings