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Journal article | International Journal of Industrial Organization
We want to understand how important market frictions are in stifling the transmission of ideas from one firm to another. We use comprehensive data on patent applications from the European Patent Office and a multiple spells duration model to provide estimates that suggest that they are substantial.
Journal article | Obesity
Sarah Jackson, Clemens Kirschbaum and Andrew Steptoe
OBJECTIVE: There is increasing evidence for weight-based discrimination against persons with obesity. This study aimed to examine the physiological impact of perceived weight discrimination on cortisol in hair, an indicator of chronic stress exposure.
Journal article | Population Health
OBJECTIVE: There is increasing evidence for weight-based discrimination against persons with obesity. This study aimed to examine the physiological impact of perceived weight discrimination on cortisol in hair, an indicator of chronic stress exposure.
Journal article | Fiscal Studies, Volume 37, Issues 3-4
This is the introduction to a special issue of Fiscal Studies, looking at medical spending around the developed world.
Journal article | Fiscal Studies, Volume 37, Issues 3-4
This paper uses administrative National Health Service hospital records to examine key features of public hospital spending in England.
Journal article | Fiscal Studies, Volume 37, Issues 3-4
Mariacristina De Nardi, Eric French, John Bailey Jones and Jeremy McCauley
We use data from the Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey (MCBS) to document the medical spending of Americans aged 65 and older.
Journal article | Fiscal Studies, Volume 37, Issues 3-4
James Banks, Soumaya Keynes and James Smith
This paper examines health status differences between England and the United States, with an emphasis on the implications of any health disparities for health care cost differences between the two countries.
Journal article | IZA World of Labor
This paper examines health status differences between England and the United States, with an emphasis on the implications of any health disparities for health care cost differences between the two countries.
Journal article | American Economic Review
Mariacristina De Nardi, Eric French and John Bailey Jones
The old age provisions of the Medicaid program were designed to insure retirees against medical expenses. We estimate a structural model of savings and medical spending and use it to compute the distribution of lifetime Medicaid transfers and Medicaid valuations across currently single retirees.
Journal article | Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization
The combination of credit constraints and indivisible consumption goods may induce some risk-averse individuals to gamble to have a chance of crossing a purchasing threshold.
Journal article | Tax Journal
Is the international tax system fixed and fit for purpose or still in need of serious remedial action? Should we hold off on introducing further anti-avoidance measures until current policies have had time to work or forge ahead with fixing our broken system? Helen Miller, an associate director who ...
Journal article | The Economic Journal
This article studies the impact of permanent and transitory shocks to income on parental investments in children.
Journal article | Annual Review of Economics
Mariacristina De Nardi, Eric French and John Bailey Jones
More work is needed to distinguish precautionary saving motives from other motives, such as the desire to leave bequests. In this paper, progress toward disentangling these motivations has been made by matching other features of the data, such as public and private insurance choices.
Journal article | The Economic Journal
Gabriella Conti, James Heckman and Rodrigo Pinto
This article examines the long-term impacts on health and healthy behaviour of two of the oldest and most widely cited US early childhood interventions evaluated by the method of randomisation with long-term follow-up.
Journal article | Labour Economics
Jonathan Cribb, Carl Emmerson and Gemma Tetlow
We examine the impact of increasing the early retirement age (ERA) for women in a context where the financial incentive to retire at the ERA is very limited.
Journal article | Econometrica
We estimate a dynamic model of employment, human capital accumulation—including education, and savings for women in the United Kingdom, exploiting tax and benefit reforms, and use it to analyze the effects of welfare policy.
Journal article | Econometrica
We estimate a dynamic model of employment, human capital accumulation—including education, and savings for women in the United Kingdom, exploiting tax and benefit reforms, and use it to analyze the effects of welfare policy.
Journal article | Brain, Behavior and Immunity
James White, Mika Kivimaki, Markus Jokela and David Batty
Our findings suggest the C-reactive protein-depression association is symptom-specific and modified by antidepressant treatment.
Journal article | PLoS ONE
M. Caridad Araujo, Orazio Attanasio, Sally Grantham-McGregor, Pablo Muñoz and Marta Rubio Codina
In low- and middle-income countries (LIMCs), measuring early childhood development (ECD) with standard tests in large scale surveys and evaluations of interventions is difficult and expensive. Multi-dimensional screeners and single-domain tests (‘short tests’) are frequently used as ...
Journal article | National Institute Economic Review
We estimate the changing value of workplace pensions in the UK and incorporate their value into an estimate of the public sector pay differential.