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Censored Quantile Instrumental Variable Estimates of the Price Elasticity of Expenditure on Medical Care

Amanda E. Kowalski

NBER Working Paper No. 15085
Issued in June 2009

---- Acknowledgements -----

I am grateful to Amy Finkelstein, Jon Gruber, and Jerry Hausman for their guidance. I would like to thank the following individuals for thoughtful comments: Michael Anderson, Joshua Angrist, David Autor, John Beshears, Soren Blomquist, Tonja Bowen-Bishop, David Card, Amitabh Chandra, David Cutler, Ian Dew-Becker, Deepa Dhume, Peter Diamond, Joseph Doyle, Esther Duflo, Jesse Edgerton, Matthew Eichner, Brigham Frandsen, John Friedman, Michael Greenstone, Raymond Guiteras, Matthew Harding, Naomi Hausman, Panle Jia, Lisa Kahn, Jonathan Kolstad, Whitney Newey, Joseph Newhouse, Douglas Norton, Christopher Nosko, Matthew Notowidigdo, James Poterba, David Powell, Andrew Samwick, David Seif, Hui Shan, Mark Showalter, Erin Strumpf, and Heidi Williams. Seminar participants at Chicago Booth, Cornell, Duke, Kellogg, MIT, Notre Dame, RAND, Stanford SIEPR, Temple Fox, Texas A&M, Wharton, Wisconsin, Yale, and Yale SOM provided helpful feedback. I gratefully acknowledge National Institute on Aging, Grant Number T32-AG00186. 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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