NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

What Do Nonprofits Maximize? Nonprofit Hospital Service Provision and Market Ownership Mix

Jill R. Horwitz, Austin Nichols

NBER Working Paper No. 13246
Issued in July 2007

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We thank David Cutler, Carole Gresenz, Jim Hines, Edward Parson, and Jonathan Skinner for comments. We thank Laurence Baker, Mike Chernew, Leemore Dafny, Jonathon Kolstadt, Kristin Madison, Jean Roth, and the National Bureau of Economic Research for data. Jackie Julien, Tomislav Ladika, Aimee Mangan, and the University of Michigan Law School Library provided helpful research support. We thank Hillary Muscato for administrative and editorial assistance. We also thank participants in workshops at the National Bureau of Economic Research, University of Michigan Law School Fawley and Tax Policy series, University of Michigan School of Public Health, Cornell Law School Junior Empirical Legal Scholars Conference, and the University of Victoria Faculty of Law and Department of Economics. Horwitz thanks the University of Victoria School of Public Administration and Faculty of Law for her visiting appointment during the 2006-7 academic year. Thank you to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Changes in Health Care Financing and Organization (HCFO) Initiative for a generous grant to fund this project. The views expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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