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The Impact of Competition on Management Quality: Evidence from Public Hospitals

Nicholas Bloom, Carol Propper, Stephan Seiler, John Van Reenen

NBER Working Paper No. 16032
Issued in May 2010

---- Acknowledgements -----

We would like to thank David Card, Caroline Hoxby, Robert Huckman, Dan Kessler, John McConnell, Ron Johnston, John McConnell, Luigi Pistaferri, Kathy Shaw, Carolyn Whitnall, and participants in seminars at the AEA, King's, LSE, NBER, Stanford, the Health and Econometrics and the RES Conferences, and the Department of Health for discussions. Our research partnership with Pedro Castro, John Dowdy, Stephen Dorgan and Ben Richardson has been invaluable. Financial support is from the HP/EDS Innovation Centre, the ESRC through the Centre for Economic Performance and CMPO and the National Science Foundation. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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