UMHEG Seminar Series
Presenter: Prof. Maarten Lindeboom, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Abstract: This paper examines the effects of maternal stress on offspring lifelong labor market
outcomes. We exploit a unique natural experiment that involved randomly placed Nazi raids
in municipalities in Italy during WWII. We link administrative data of male private sector
workers to information about war casualties and Nazi raids. Prenatal stress exposure leads to
lower wage earnings throughout the labor market career. The earnings penalty is due to
sorting in lower skill level jobs and interruptions in the working career. We also show that
workers prenatally exposed to stress face larger earnings reductions after job loss due to
Thursday 12th March 2020
This presentation will examine new alternatives to FFS payment that are now being adopted in the US. The focus will be on bundled payments, including both discrete bundles for both surgical and medical episodes and global bundles, such as Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs). Professor Landon will review recent evidence about the success of these new payment models and discuss challenges in implementation and to sustainability.
Thursday 12th December 2019
This presentation will provide an overview of “distributional” or “equity-informative” cost-effectiveness analysis (DCEA) in health care and public health, with illustrative examples and careful attention to the controversial value judgements needed at each stage of the analysis.
Prof. Richard Cookson, University of York
UMHEG SEMINAR SERIES: DO REPORT CARDS PREDICT FUTURE QUALITY? THE CASE OF SKILLED NURSING FACILITIES
Prof. Edward Norton, University of Michigan