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October 2014Expanding Patients' Property Rights In Their Medical Records
with Laurence C. Baker, Kate Bundorf: w20565
June 2013The Effect of Medicare Advantage on Hospital Admissions and Mortality
with Christopher C. Afendulis, Michael E. Chernew: w19101
August 2011Vertical Integration and Optimal Reimbursement Policy
with Christopher Afendulis: w17316

Published: Afendulis, Christopher C., and Daniel P. Kessler. “Vertical Integration and Optimal Reimibursement Policy,” International Journal of Health Care Finance and Economics 11:3 (September 2011) 165-179.

September 2008The Effect of Medicare Coverage for the Disabled on the Market for Private Insurance
with John F. Cogan, R. Glenn Hubbard: w14309

Published: J Health Econ. 2010 May;29(3):418-25. doi: 10.1016/j.jhealeco.2010.02.002. Epub 2010 Mar 6. The effect of Medicare coverage for the disabled on the market for private insurance. Cogan JF, Hubbard RG, Kessler DP.

July 2008The Persuasive Effects of Direct Mail: A Regression Discontinuity Approach
with Alan Gerber, Marc Meredith: w14206
March 2008Do Markets Respond to Quality Information? The Case of Fertility Clinics
with M. Kate Bundorf, Natalie Chun, Gopi Shah Goda: w13888

Published: Bundorf, M. Kate & Chun, Natalie & Goda, Gopi Shah & Kessler, Daniel P., 2009. "Do markets respond to quality information? The case of fertility clinics," Journal of Health Economics, Elsevier, vol. 28(3), pages 718-727, May. citation courtesy of

January 2008The Effect of Tax Preferences on Health Spending
with John F. Cogan, R. Glenn Hubbard: w13767

Published: THE EFFECT OF TAX PREFERENCES ON HEALTH SPENDING AUTHOR(S) Cogan, John F.; Hubbard, R. Glenn; Kessler, Daniel P. PUB. DATE September 2011 SOURCE National Tax Journal;Sep2011, Vol. 64 Issue 3, p795

December 2006Evaluating Effects of Tax Preferences on Health Care Spending and Federal Revenues
with John F. Cogan, R. Glenn Hubbard: w12733

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October 2006Tradeoffs from Integrating Diagnosis and Treatment in Markets for Health Care
with Christopher C. Afendulis: w12623

Published: Christopher C. Afendulis & Daniel P. Kessler, 2007. "Tradeoffs from Integrating Diagnosis and Treatment in Markets for Health Care," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 97(3), pages 1013-1020, June.

October 2005The Effects of Cardiac Specialty Hospitals on the Cost and Quality of Medical Care
with Jason R. Barro, Robert S. Huckman: w11707

Published: Barro, Jason R. & Huckman, Robert S. & Kessler, Daniel P., 2006. "The effects of cardiac specialty hospitals on the cost and quality of medical care," Journal of Health Economics, Elsevier, vol. 25(4), pages 702-721, July. citation courtesy of

June 2005Can Ranking Hospitals on the Basis of Patients' Travel Distances Improve Quality of Care?
w11419
March 2005The Effects of Competition on Variation in the Quality and Cost of Medical Care
with Jeffrey J. Geppert: w11226

Published: Kessler, Daniel P.and Jeffrey J. Geppert. "The Effects of Competition on Variation in the Quality and Cost of Medical Care." Journal of Economics and Management Strategy 14, 3 (Fall 2005): 575-89.

October 2004Empirical Study of the Civil Justice System
with Daniel L. Rubinfeld: w10825

Published: Kessler, Daniel P. & Rubinfeld, Daniel L., 2007. "Empirical Study of the Civil Justice System," Handbook of Law and Economics, Elsevier.

August 2004Detecting Medicare Abuse
with David Becker, Mark McClellan: w10677

Published: Becker, David, Daniel Kessler and Mark McClellan. "Detecting Medicare Abuse," Journal of Health Economics, 2005, v24(1,Jan), 189-210.

September 2003Advance Directives and Medical Treatment at the End of Life
with Mark B. McClellan: w9955

Published: Kessler, Daniel P. and Mark B. McClellan. “Advance Directives and Medical Treatment at the End of Life,” Journal of Health Economics 23, 1 (January 2004): 111-127.

June 2002Ownership Form and Trapped Capital in the Hospital Industry
with Henry Hansmann, Mark McClellan: w8989

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January 2002Is More Information Better? The Effects of 'Report Cards' on Health Care Providers
with David Dranove, Mark McClellan, Mark Satterthwaite: w8697

Published: Dranove, David, Daniel Kessler, Mark McClellan and Mark Satterthwaite. "Is More Information Better? The Effects Of `Report Cards' On Health Care Providers," Journal of Political Economy, 2003, v111(3,Jun), 555-588. citation courtesy of

October 2001The Effects of Hospital Ownership on Medical Productivity
with Mark McClellan: w8537

Published: Kessler, Daniel P. and Mark B. McClellan. "The Effects Of Hospital Ownership On Medical Productivity," Rand Journal of Economics, 2002, v33(3,Autumn), 488-506.

February 2000How Liability Law Affects Medical Productivity
with Mark B. McClellan: w7533

Published: Kessler, Daniel P. & McClellan, Mark B., 2002. "How liability law affects medical productivity," Journal of Health Economics, Elsevier, vol. 21(6), pages 931-955, November.

Medical Liability, Managed Care, and Defensive Medicine
with Mark B. McClellan: w7537

Published: Kessler, Daniel and Mark McClellan. "Malpractice Law And Health Care Reform: Optimal Liability Policy In An Era Of Managed Care," Journal of Public Economics, 2002, v84(2,May), 175-197.

December 1999Prevailing Wage Laws and Construction Labor Markets
with Lawrence Katz: w7454

Published: Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Vol. 54, no. 2 (January 2001): 259-274 citation courtesy of

July 1999Is Hospital Competition Socially Wasteful?
with Mark B. McClellan: w7266

Published: Kessler, Daniel P. and Mark B. McClellan. "Is Hospital Competition Socially Wasteful?," Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2000, v115(2,May), 577-615.

January 1999Designing Hospital Antitrust Policy to Promote Social Welfare
with Mark McClellan: w6897

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June 1998What Do Prosecutors Maximize? An Analysis of Drug Offenders and Concurrent Jurisdiction
with Edward L. Glaeser, Anne Morrison Piehl: w6602

Published: American Law and Economics Review, Fall 2000; issue 2: 259 - 290.

March 1998Using Sentence Enhancements to Distinguish between Deterrence and Incapacitation
with Steven D. Levitt: w6484

Published: Journal of Law and Economics, Vol. 42, no. 1, part 2 (April 1999):343-363. citation courtesy of

January 1998The Effects of Malpractice Pressure and Liability Reforms on Physicians' Perceptions of Medical Care
with Mark McClellan: w6346

Published: Kessler, Daniel and Mark McClellan. "Malpractice Law And Health Care Reform: Optimal Liability Policy In An Era Of Managed Care," Journal of Public Economics, 2002, v84(2,May), 175-197.

November 1997The Role of Discretion in the Criminal Justice System
with Anne Morrison Piehl: w6261

Published: Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization, Vol. 14, no. 2 (October 1998): 256-276 citation courtesy of

February 1996Do Doctors Practice Defensive Medicine?
with Mark McClellan: w5466

Published:

  • Kessler, Daniel and Mark McClellan. "Do Doctors Practice Defense Medicine?," Quarterly Journal of Economics, 1996, v111(2,May), 353-390.
  • Towards a More Effective Monetary Policy, Kuroda, Twao, ed.,: Macmillan, 1997, pp. 137-164.

January 1995The Causes and Effects of Liability Reform: Some Empirical Evidence
with Thomas J. Campbell, George B. Shepherd: w4989

Review of Economic Studies (2000), forthcoming.

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