The Welfare Effects of Medical Malpractice Liability
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For their helpful comments, the authors wish to thank Jay Bhattacharya, John Cawley, Amitabh Chandra, Mike Conlin, Susan Gates, Jonah Gelbach, Dana Goldman, Steven Haider, Eric Helland, Emmett Keeler, Anup Malani, Michelle Mello, Mark Showalter, Gary Solon, Bob Town, and Chapin White, as well as seminar participants at the University of Chicago, Cornell University, Georgia State University, Harvard Law School, the Medical University of South Carolina, Michigan State University, Rice University and the University of Houston, the 2006 ASHE meetings, the 2006 Conference for Empirical Legal Studies, the 2006 Medical Malpractice Liability Conference, the 2007 IHEA meetings, and the 2007 NBER Summer Institute. Jianglai Zhang and Qian Gu provided excellent research assistance. All errors or omissions are our own. Financial support for this research was provided by the National Institute on Aging (1R03AG025809). The views in this paper are those of the authors and do not represent those of NIA or the RAND Corporation. The views expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.