NBER Working Papers by Jay Bhattacharya

Contact and additional information for this authorAll NBER papers and publicationsNBER Working Papers only

Working Papers

January 2016Forecasting Trends in Disability in a Super-Aging Society: Adapting the Future Elderly Model to Japan
with Brian K. Chen, Hawre Jalal, Hideki Hashimoto, Sze-Chuan Suen, Karen Eggleston, Michael Hurley, Lena Schoemaker: w21870

Published: Brian K. Chen & Hawre Jalal & Hideki Hashimoto & Sze-chuan Suen & Karen Eggleston & Michael Hurley & Lena Schoemaker & Jay Bhattacharya, 2016. "Forecasting Trends in Disability in a Super-Aging Society: Adapting the Future Elderly Model to Japan," The Journal of the Economics of Ageing, .

The Incidence of Mandated Health Insurance: Evidence from the Affordable Care Act Dependent Care Mandate
with Gopi Shah Goda, Monica Farid: w21846
September 2015Neophilia Ranking of Scientific Journals
with Mikko Packalen: w21579
July 2015Nudges in Exercise Commitment Contracts: A Randomized Trial
with Alan M. Garber, Jeremy D. Goldhaber-Fiebert: w21406
January 2015Age and the Trying Out of New Ideas
with Mikko Packalen: w20920
Cities and Ideas
with Mikko Packalen: w20921
New Ideas in Invention
with Mikko Packalen: w20922
December 2014Can Health Insurance Competition Work? Evidence from Medicare Advantage
with Vilsa Curto, Liran Einav, Jonathan Levin: w20818
June 2014Will Divestment from Employment-Based Health Insurance Save Employers Money? The Case of State and Local Governments
with Jeremy D. Goldhaber-Fiebert, David M. Studdert, Monica S. Farid: w20222


December 2012The Gorbachev Anti-Alcohol Campaign and Russia's Mortality Crisis
with Christina Gathmann, Grant Miller: w18589


October 2012Words in Patents: Research Inputs and the Value of Innovativeness in Invention
with Mikko Packalen: w18494
February 2010Public Avoidance and the Epidemiology of novel H1N1 Influenza A
with Byung-Kwang Yoo, Megumi Kasajima: w15752
July 2009Does Health Insurance Make You Fat?
with Kate Bundorf, Noemi Pace, Neeraj Sood: w15163

Published: Does Health Insurance Make You Fat?, Jay Bhattacharya, M. Kate Bundorf, Noemi Pace, Neeraj Sood. in Economic Aspects of Obesity, Grossman and Mocan. 2011

March 2009Coping with Chronic Disease? Chronic Disease and Disability in Elderly American Population 1982-1999
with Gabriel Aranovich, Alan M. Garber, Thomas E. MaCurdy: w14811

Published: Aranovich G, Bhattacharya J , Garber A, MaCurdy T, “Coping with Chronic Disease? Chronic Disease and Disability in Elderly American Population 1982 ‐ 1999,” Forum for Health Economics & Policy. 2009.

Changes in U.S. Hospitalization and Mortality Rates Following Smoking Bans
with Kanaka D. Shetty, Thomas DeLeire, Chapin White: w14790

Published: Kanaka D. Shetty & Thomas DeLeire & Chapin White & Jayanta Bhattacharya, 2011. "Changes in U.S. hospitalization and mortality rates following smoking bans," Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 30(1), pages 6-28, December. citation courtesy of

December 2008Pharmaceutical Industry, Drug Quality and Regulation: Evidence from US and Italy
with Vincenzo Atella, Lorenzo Carbonari: w14567

Published: Pharmaceutical industry, drug quality and regulation.Evidence from US and Italy Journal Article Authors Vincenzo Atella - Stanford University Jay Bhattacharya - Stanford University Carbonari, L. Published by Health Service Research, Vol. 47 no. 1 pt 1, page(s) 293-308 February 2012

March 2008Is Medicine an Ivory Tower? Induced Innovation, Technological Opportunity, and For-Profit vs. Non-Profit Innovation
with Mikko Packalen: w13862
The Other Ex-Ante Moral Hazard in Health
with Mikko Packalen: w13863

Published: Bhattacharya, Jay & Packalen, Mikko, 2012. "The other ex ante moral hazard in health," Journal of Health Economics, Elsevier, vol. 31(1), pages 135-146. citation courtesy of

On Inferring Demand for Health Care in the Presence of Anchoring, Acquiescence, and Selection Biases
with Adam Isen: w13865

Published: Jay Bhattacharya & Adam Isen, 2009. "On Inferring Demand for Health Care in the Presence of Anchoring and Selection Biases," Forum for Health Economics & Policy, Berkeley Electronic Press, vol. 12(2).

September 2007Do Instrumental Variables Belong in Propensity Scores?
with William B. Vogt: t0343

Published: Do Instrumental Variables Belong in Propensity Scores? International Journal of Statistics & Economics 9(A12) (2012)

August 2006Employment and Adverse Selection in Health Insurance
with William B. Vogt: w12430
August 2005Health Insurance and the Obesity Externality
with Neeraj Sood: w11529

Published: Bhattacharya, Jay and Neeraj Sood. “Health Insurance and the Obesity Externality.” Advances In Health Economics And Health Services Research 17 (2007): 279-318.

May 2005The Incidence of the Healthcare Costs of Obesity
with M. Kate Bundorf: w11303

Published: Bhattacharya, Jay & Bundorf, M. Kate, 2009. "The incidence of the healthcare costs of obesity," Journal of Health Economics, Elsevier, vol. 28(3), pages 649-658, May.

April 2005Treatment Effect Bounds: An Application to Swan-Ganz Catheterization
with Azeem Shaikh, Edward Vytlacil: w11263


  • Bhattacharya, Jay, Azeem M. Shaikh, and Edward Vytlacil. "Treatment Effect Bounds under Monotonicity Assumptions: An Application to Swan-Ganz Catheterization." American Economic Review 98,2 (2008): 351–56.
  • Bhattacharya, Jay & Shaikh, Azeem M. & Vytlacil, Edward, 2012. "Treatment effect bounds: An application to Swan–Ganz catheterization," Journal of Econometrics, Elsevier, vol. 168(2), pages 223-243. citation courtesy of

March 2005Technology, Monopoly, and the Decline of the Viatical Settlements Industry
with Neeraj Sood, Abby Alpert: w11164
July 2004Breakfast of Champions? The School Breakfast Program and the Nutrition of Children and Families
with Janet Currie, Steven Haider: w10608

Published: Bhattacharya J, Currie J, and Haider S, “Breakfast of Champions? The Nutritional Effects of the School Breakfast Program,” Journal of Human Resources (2006) 41(3):445-466. citation courtesy of

March 2004Time-Inconsistency and Welfare
with Darius Lakdawalla: w10345
July 2003Market Evidence of Misperceived Prices and Mistaken Mortality Risks
with Dana Goldman, Neeraj Sood: w9863

Published: Bhattacharya, Jay & Goldman, Dana & Sood, Neeraj, 2009. "Market evidence of misperceived mortality risk," Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Elsevier, vol. 72(1), pages 451-462, October.

November 2002The Link Between Public and Private Insurance and HIV-Related Mortality
with Dana Goldman, Neeraj Sood: w9346

Published: Bhattacharya, Jayanta & Goldman, Dana & Sood, Neeraj, 2003. "The link between public and private insurance and HIV-related mortality," Journal of Health Economics, Elsevier, vol. 22(6), pages 1105-1122, November. citation courtesy of

October 2002Does Medicare Benefit the Poor? New Answers to an Old Question
with Darius Lakdawalla: w9280

Published: Bhattacharya, Jay and Darius Lakdawalla. "Does Medicare Benefit The Poor?," Journal of Public Economics, 2006, v90(1-2,Jan), 277-292.

April 2001Are the Young Becoming More Disabled?
with Darius Lakdawalla, Dana Goldman: w8247

Published: Lakdawalla, Darius, Jay Bhattacharya, and Dana Goldman. “Are the Young Becoming More Disabled?” Health Affairs 23, 1 (January/February 2004): 168-176.

May 2000Youths at Nutritional Risk: Malnourished or Misnourished?
with Janet Currie: w7686

Published: Youths at Nutrition Risk: Malnourished or Misnourished?, Jay Bhattacharya, Janet Currie. in Risky Behavior among Youths: An Economic Analysis, Gruber. 2001

January 1996Cause-Specific Mortality among Medicare Enrollees
with Alan M. Garber, Thomas MaCurdy: w5409


Contact and additional information for this authorAll NBER papers and publicationsNBER Working Papers only

NBER Videos

National Bureau of Economic Research, 1050 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138; 617-868-3900; email:

Contact Us