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The Effect of Malpractice Liability on the Specialty of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Jessica Wolpaw Reyes

NBER Working Paper No. 15841
Issued in March 2010

---- Acknowledgements -----

I am indebted to the Department of Health Economics at the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) for generously providing the ACOG Socioeconomic Survey data for this analysis. I am also grateful to Katherine Baicker, Claudia Goldin, Jun Ishii, Walter Nicholson, René Reyes, Seth Seabury, and Lara Shore-Sheppard for sharing their time, advice, and (in some cases) data. All errors and omissions are my own. The views expressed herein are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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