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The Effect of U.S. Health Insurance Expansions on Medical Innovation

Jeffrey Clemens

NBER Working Paper No. 19761
Issued in December 2013

---- Acknowledgements -----

I thank John Shoven, Greg Rosston, Gopi Shah Goda, and the rest of the SIEPR team for their feedback during working-group meetings. I also thank Loren Baker, Prashant Bharadwaj, Kate Bundorf, Ken Chay, Julie Berry Cullen, David Cutler, Gordon Dahl, Liran Einav, Andrew Foster, Vic Fuchs, Joshua Gottlieb, Karthik Muralidharan, Sean Nicholson, Josh Schwartzstein, Heidi Williams, Gui Woolston, seminar participants at Brown, IU, Stanford, UC Davis, UIUC, and at the 2012 Annual Health Economics Conference for helpful comments. I owe special thanks to Chad Jones and Petra Moser for their insights into the broad themes of health, growth, and innovation and into the analysis of these themes using patent data. 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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