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Virtual Essen Health Economics Seminar

Am Montag, den 27. April 2020, 16:00 - 17:30 Uhr, wird Walter D'Lima (Old Dominion University) seine Forschung vorstellen:

Opioid Crisis and Housing Market Effects

We present a novel view of housing market effects that relates the opioid crisis to house prices. With data on opioid prescriptions and analysis of repeat sales for Ohio, we find that house price changes around pharmacies are negatively associated with the quantities of opioids dispensed. The results are consistent across different measures of opioids by pharmacy location. In addition, we present a series of robustness checks to further identify the underlying channel. We show that the effect mitigates over distance and is most pronounced on properties near to opioid dispense locations. In addition, we show that the effect is more pronounced for areas that have a higher proportion of blue collar jobs that typically involve a greater propensity for opioid pain prescriptions. Overall, we link the opioid crisis and the rise in prescription opioids to housing markets.

Raum: Aufgrund der aktuellen Lage in Bezug auf die COVID-19-Pandemie findet der Vortrag in einem virtuellen Seminarraum statt. Für mehr Informationen klicken Sie bitte hier.


Virtual Essen Health Economics Seminar

Am Montag, den 20. April 2020, 16:00 - 17:30 Uhr, wird Daniel Kühnle (Universität Duisburg-Essen) seine Forschung vorstellen:

Making it home? Evidence on the long-run impact of an intensive support program for the chronically homeless

We examine the long-run outcomes for a new housing-led, intensive support program for chronically homeless individuals, the Journey to Social Inclusion (J2SI). Evaluating the three-year program using a randomised controlled trial over a six-year period, we document that the treated group achieved substantially higher rates of housing throughout and slightly better employment outcomes during the trial. We find no other systematic improvements with respect to health and other non-housing outcomes during the trial. Importantly, three years after program end, we observe no differences between the treatment and control group with respect to any outcomes. Thus, even a three-year intensive intervention program does not produce better long-run outcomes than treatment-as-usual.

Raum: Aufgrund der aktuellen Lage in Bezug auf die COVID-19-Pandemie findet der Vortrag in einem virtuellen Seminarraum statt. Für mehr Informationen klicken Sie bitte hier.


New CINCH working paper

31.03.2020

A new working paper has been added to the CINCH working paper series: “Long-Term Health Insurance: Theory Meets Evidence” by Juan Pablo Atal, Hanming Fang, Martin Karlsson, and Nicolas R. Ziebarth.

Abstract: To insure policyholders against contemporaneous health expenditure shocks and future reclassification risk, long-term health insurance constitutes an alternative to community-rated short-term contracts with an individual mandate. Relying on unique claims panel data from a large private insurer in Germany, we study a real-world long-term health insurance application with a life-cycle perspective. We show that German long-term health insurance (GLTHI) achieves substantial welfare gains compared to a series of risk-rated short-term contracts. Although, by its simple design, the premium setting of GLTHI contract departs significantly from the optimal dynamic contract, surprisingly we only find modest welfare differences between the two. Finally, we conduct counterfactual policy experiments to illustrate the welfare consequences of integrating GLTHI into a system with a “Medicare-like” public insurance that covers people above 65.

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