NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Technology Diffusion and Productivity Growth in Health Care

Jonathan Skinner, Douglas Staiger

NBER Working Paper No. 14865
Issued in April 2009

---- Acknowledgements -----

We are grateful to seminar participants at Brown, Chicago, CUNY/Columbia, Harvard, MIT, Michigan State, UC Berkeley, The University of Illinois (Chicago and Champaign-Urbana), Rutgers, Case-Western, and to Mary Burke, David Card, Amitabh Chandra, James Feyrer, Elliott Fisher, Sherry Glied, Caroline Hoxby, Peter Klenow, Justin McCrary, David Weil, Milton Weinstein, and Jack Wennberg for helpful comments. Weiping Zhou and Daniel Gottlieb provided superb data analysis. We are indebted to the National Institute on Aging (PO1-AG19783) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for financial support. 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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