NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Insurer Competition and Negotiated Hospital Prices

Kate Ho, Robin S. Lee

NBER Working Paper No. 19401
Issued in September 2013

---- Acknowledgements -----

We thank Patricia Foo for exceptional research assistance; Allan Collard-Wexler, Leemore Dafny, David Dranove, Jean-Franois Houde, and Phil Leslie for suggestions; and seminar participants at AHEC, the BEA, Columbia, the DOJ, the FTC, Harvard, Johns Hopkins, Kellogg, LSE, NBER Summer Institute, Northwestern, NYU, SMU, and UCLA Anderson for helpful comments. We acknowledge support from the NYU Stern Center for Global Economy and Business. All errors are our own. The authors have no other outside sources of funding and no relevant or material outside financial relationships that relate to the research described in this paper. 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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