24 April 2017
In a study of prescription practices of more than 125,000 U.S. physicians, the late Kenneth J. Arrow
, Kamran Bilir
, and Alan T. Sorensen
find that those using a point-of-care electronic drug reference database prescribe a significantly more diverse set of products, are faster to begin prescribing new generic drugs, and also have a greater propensity to prescribe generics.
21 April 2017
Julie Anne Cronin
, Don Fullerton
, and Steven E. Sexton
find that a carbon tax with a rebate is progressive under a variety of rebate schemes. The average family in the poorest decile gets a net tax cut of about 1 percent of consumption — but 44 percent of them get a net tax increase.
20 April 2017
Michael L. Anderson
, Justin Gallagher
, and Elizabeth Ramirez Ritchie
find that healthy public school meals can improve cognitive function among students. In a study of California public schools over five years, they find that students at schools that contract with healthy lunch vendors score higher on state achievement tests, with larger gains for students eligible for reduced price or free school lunches.