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Can pay regulation kill? Panel data evidence on the effect of labor markets on hospital performance

Emma Hall, Carol Propper, John Van Reenen

NBER Working Paper No. 13776
Issued in February 2008

---- Acknowledgements -----

We would like to thank Josh Angrist, David Autor, Tim Besley, Ernie Berndt, Simon Burgess, David Cutler, Bob Elliott, Alan Garber, Amanda Gosling, Larry Katz, Alex Mas, Andrew Oswald, Paul Grout, Doug Staiger and participants in seminars at Bergen, Berkeley, Boston University, CEPR Labor seminar, CHERE UTS, Harvard, Melbourne, NBER Health and Labor Studies Programs, UK Department of Health and Warwick University, for helpful comments. We thank South West Observatory for access to HES data, and Davidson Ho, Andrew Jackson, Rowena Jacobs, Mike Damiani and Katharina Janke for their help with data. Financial support is from the ESRC through the Centre for Economic Performance and CMPO Research Centers. Errors in use of these data are our own. 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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