Pursuit of Truthiness

my gut tells me I know economics

Dissertation Idea #1: Health

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Take some bigass panel datasets like MEPS and AHA.  Test every theory about rising U.S. healthcare spending.  If you take long enough to write it you can see the effects of the new regulatory regime and subsidies.

If you want to do something really useful, build a dataset about the regulatory regime in each state and use this to analyze the effects of state-level policies.  This would be an extremely useful dataset to many researchers, but could also take a very, very long time sifting through state legal codes to build.

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Written by James Bailey

April 5, 2010 at 10:09 am

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  1. http://www.cahi.org/cahi_contents/resources/pdf/HealthInsuranceMandates2008.pdf
    The Council for Affordable Health Insurance has already compiled the list of mandates per state! all I have to do is the econometrics!

    feanor1600

    April 27, 2010 at 10:33 pm


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