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The Price Effects of Cross-Market Hospital Mergers

Leemore Dafny, Kate Ho, Robin S. Lee

NBER Working Paper No. 22106
Issued in March 2016, Revised in October 2018

---- Acknowledgments ----

We thank the editor, three anonymous referees, David Balan, Cory Capps, David Dranove, Gautam Gowrisankaran, Aviv Nevo, Bob Town, Nathan Wilson, and numerous conference and seminar participants for useful comments and discussion; and Matthew Schmitt and Victoria Marone for exceptional research assistance. All errors are our own. 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 Leemore Dafny: I have at various points in the past three years served as an economic expert on issues related to market definition and hospital mergers, both for litigation and non-litigation-related matters. I have been compensated for this work by government agencies, health care providers, and economic consulting firms. I am an academic affiliate of Bates White, an economic consultancy headquartered in Washington, D.C. Disclosure of Financial Relationships for Kate Ho and Robin Lee: We have no other outside sources of funding and no relevant or material outside financial relationships that relate to the research described in this paper.

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