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V.K.Chetty, PhD - Research Professor
Vk.Chetty@bmc.org

Dr. Chetty is a health economist and a statistician. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He has been a professor of economics in Columbia University, New York and the Indian Statistical Institute, New Delhi, India. His research interests are in medical decision-making taking costs into account and reducing medical errors. He is working on cost-effective management of Diabetes using sequential statistical methods and complex adaptive systems approach. He has been a consultant to the United Nations and the World Bank.

PUBLICATIONS
Peer Reviewed Papers
Family Physicians make a substantial contribution to Maternity care: The case of the state of Maine, American Family Physician, August, 2003. (Peer Reviewed)

Financial impacts of early neonatal and obstetric discharge. Abstract presented at Pediatric Academic Society 1996 Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C. (In Press)

Stochastic technology, physician payments, provider incentives and efficiency. Proceedings of the First Annual Chicago Health Services Research Symposium, Chicago, IL, January 1997, pp.87-88.

Provider incentives, physician specialty and cesarean sections. Procedings of the First Annual Chicago Health Services Research Symposium, Chicago, IL. January 1997, pp.88-89.

Peer Refereed Papers
Prediction and Decision Problems in Regression Model from a Bayesian veiwpoint. J Amer Stat Assoc 1965;60(310):608-16.

Bayesian analysis of Haavelmo's models. Econometrica 1968;36(34): 582-602. Reprinted in Zellner A, Fienberg SE, ed. The Collected Papers in Honor of LJ Savage.

Pooling of cross-section and time series data. Econometrica 1968; 36(2):279-90. Reprinted in Bobbs-Merril Reprint series in Economics.

Econometrics of joint production: A comment. Econometrica 1969; 37(4):73.

On measuring the nearness of near money. Amer Economic Review 1969; LIX(3):270-81. Reprinted in: W.E. Gibson and C.G. Kaufman, eds. Monetary Economics: Reading on Current Issues.

On the estimation of C.E.S. production functions. RE Studies XXXV (3) (107):289-94.

On the construction of cost of living and productivity indices. International Economic Review 1971; 12(1):144-46

On measuring the nearness of near money-reply. Amer Economic Review 1972; LXII(1):226-9

Necessary and sufficient conditions for a class of dynamic models with infinite time horizon. Sankhya 1973; Series B, 35(2):227-38.

Temporary competitive equilibrium in a monetary economy with uncertain technology and many planning periods. J of Mathematical Economics 1978; 5(1):23-40.

Efficiency of temporary tquilibria. J of Mathematical Economics 1980; 7(2):145-49.

On the effectiveness of monetary and fiscal policies in a Keynesian model. European Economic Review 1983; 223-:33-54. Reprinted in Wood JC, Woods RN, eds. Critical Assessments. Vol. 3 Critical Assessments of Contemporary Economists series, London and New York: routledge, 1990, pp 504-26.

Fenchel's duality theorem and the dual in ono-lineare programming. Journal of Quantitative Economics 1985; 1(2):273-84

Dynamic model of aggregate output, supply, factor demand and entry and exit for a competitive industry with heterogeneous plants. Journal of Econometrics 1986; 33(2):37-62.

Microeconomics of rationing and licensing. Journal of Quantitative Economics 1986; 2:173-98.

Estimation of price and income elasticity of demand for food grains in an economy with public distribution schemes. Indian Economic Review 1986; XXI(2):95-114.

Welfare effects of selected food grain policies in India. Agricultural Economics (J of the Intnl. Assn. of Ag. Economists) 1990; 4:179-192.

On finite lifetimes and growth. Journal of Macroeconomics 1996, 18(2):353-358.

Medicare costs in urban areas and the supply of primary care physicians. Journal of Family Practice 1996, 43(1):33-39.

Production models and the neo-classical framework. Indian Economic Journal 1997-98, 45(4):127-130.

The diagnostic accuracy of single voxel proton MRS. American Journal of Neuroradiology 1997, 18, 1695-1704

Early Newborn discharge: morbidity and prognostic markers. Clinical Pediatrics 1998, 37: 609-616.

Trends in newborn hospital length of stay, readmission rates, and total neonatal hospital charges in Wisconsin, 1989-1994. Pediatrics 1998, 101 (1): 32-36.

Stochastic technology, production organization and Costs, 1998. Journal of Health Economics 1998,17(2); 187-210.

Wage incentives, labor productivity and economic reforms: Some Lessons from China, (forthcoming in a book edited by G Jefferson and IJ Singh).

Policy Papers
The unprecedented drought and government policies. Indian Express, August 27, 1987

Development planning and economic policies in a mixed economy, The Economic Times, January 17, 1985.

Surplus sugar burden: case for boosting consumption. The Economic Times, July 10, 1982.

Price and supply controls. Financial Express, December 30, 1980.

Technical Reports
Dreze Equilibria for Polyhedral and Strictly Convex Price Sets. (jointly with PR Nayak) ISI Discussion Paper.

Dual Pricing and Supply Behavior: A Partial Equilibrium Analysis. (jointly with Shikha Jha) ICSSR Project Report 3.

Some Implications for Growth and Distribution. (jointly with Pradhan and A Sarma) ISI Discussion Paper, 1987.

Price and Distribution Policies for Edible Oils. (jointly with Shikha Jha and J, Kurian) ICSSR. Project Report No. 5.

Price and Distribution Policies for Cereals. (jointly with PV Srinivasan), ICSSR Project Report No. 7.

Edible Oils: Production and Imports: Some Policy Implications. (jointly with DK Ratha) ISI Discussion Paper (1987).

Inflation, Growth and Public Sector Price Policy. (jointly with DK Ratha) ISI Discussion Paper (1987).

Are Foods Subsidies Too High? (jointly with DK Ratha) ISI Discussion Paper (1987).

9. Planning with a Policy Frame. (jointly with DK Ratha) ISI Discussion paper (1987).

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