Academic journal article NBER Reporter

Organizational Economics Meeting

Academic journal article NBER Reporter

Organizational Economics Meeting

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The NBER's Working Group on Organizational Economics met in Cambridge on November 18 and 19, 2011. The first day's program, organized by Working Group Director Robert S. Gibbons of MIT and Elizabeth Martinez of Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) focused on "The Organization and Productivity of Healthcare Delivery." Gibbons also organized the second day's program which covered a broad range of topics. The papers discussed were:

* Ian Larkin and Desmond Ang, Harvard Business School; Matthew Chao, California Institute of Technology; and Tina Wu, New York University, "How (and How Much) Are Physicians Influenced By Pharmaceutical Sales Calls? A Large-Scale Quasi Experiment Using Archival Data"

* Joseph Doyle and Jonathan Gruber, MIT and NBER; John Graves, Vanderbilt University; and Samuel Kleiner, Cornell University and NBER, "Do More Expensive Hospitals Deliver Better Care? Evidence from Ambulance Referral Patterns"

* Katherine Kellogg, MIT, "Operating Room: Relational Spaces and Micro-institutional Change in Surgery"

* Anna Levine Taub, Northeastern University; Anton Kolotilin, MIT; Robert S. Gibbons; and Ernst R. Berndt, MIT and NBER, "The Heterogeneity of Concentrated Prescribing Behavior: Theory and Evidence from Antipsychotics" (NBER Working Paper No. 16823)

* Amitabh Chandra, Harvard University and NBER, and Douglas O. …

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