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Healthcare Exceptionalism? Productivity and Allocation in the U.S. Healthcare Sector

Amitabh Chandra, Amy Finkelstein, Adam Sacarny, Chad Syverson

NBER Working Paper No. 19200
Issued in July 2013

---- Acknowledgements -----

We are grateful to Daron Acemoglu, Nick Bloom, Iain Cockburn, Chris Conlon, Angus Deaton, Mark Duggan, Joe Doyle, Liran Einav, Matthew Gentzkow, Michael Greenstone, Jonathan Gruber, Ben Olken, Jonathan Skinner, Doug Staiger, Scott Stern, Heidi Williams, and numerous seminar participants for helpful comments and advice, and to Maurice Dalton and Nivedhitha Subramanian for expert research assistance. We gratefully acknowledge funding from the National Institute on Aging: P01 AG005842 and P01 AG019783 (Chandra), R01 AG032449 (Finkelstein) andT32-AG000186 (Sacarny). The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

---- Disclosure of Financial Relationships for Amitabh Chandra -----

The author serves on the Panel of Health Advisors of the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), and as a Special Commissioner for Provider Price Reform in Massachusetts. Both positions are unpaid. He was also a visiting scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, a non-profit thinktank in Washington DC. He is also a consultant for Precision Health Economics, a for-profit consulting firm, but the company has no financial interest in this paper.

A complete list of disclosures from Amitabh Chandra is available here: http://ksgfaculty.harvard.edu/Faculty/PublicDisclosure.asp?id=102015

---- Disclosure of Financial Relationships for Amy Finkelstein -----

I am a member of the Congressional Budget Office’s Panel of Health Advisers

---- Disclosure of Financial Relationships for Chad Syverson -----

Syverson is a partner in a consulting firm that has had financial institutions as clients.

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