Health Economics Research

The Pay for Performance (Value Based Purchasing) research area in the department has its own separate website with more details of some of the initiatives in that area:

Some other recent research publications of note include:

Burgess, James F., Jr. and Andrew Street, “Measuring Organisational Performance,” in Oxford Handbook of Health Economics, eds. Peter C. Smith and Sherry A. Glied, Oxford University Press, Oxford, forthcoming, 2009.

Burgess, James F., Jr., “Measuring Hospital Services,” in Evaluating Hospital Policy and Performance: Contributions from Hospital Policy and Productivity Research, eds. Jos L. T. Blank and Vivian Valdmanis, Elsevier, Burlington, MA, 2007.

Carey, Kathleen, James F. Burgess, Jr., and Gary J. Young, “Specialty and Full-Service Hospitals: A Comparative Cost Analysis,” Health Services Research, 43: 1869-1887, (2008).


Burgess, James F. Jr. “Productivity Analysis in Health Care,” in The Elgar Companion to Health Economics, ed. Andrew M. Jones, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, 2006.

Yaisawarng, Suthathip and James F. Burgess Jr. “Performance-Based Budgeting in the Public Sector:  An Illustration from the VA Health Care System,” Health Economics, Vol. 15, No. 3, 295-310 (2006).

Burgess, James F. Jr., Kathleen Carey, and Gary J. Young. “The Effect of Collaborative Network Arrangements on Hospital Pricing Behavior,” Journal of Health Economics, Vol. 24, No. 2, 391-405 (2005).

Frakt, Austin B, Pizer, Steve D, and Hendricks, Ann M, “Controlling Prescription Drug Costs: Regulation and The Role of Interest Groups in Medicare and The Veterans Health Administration,” Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law, 33(6) (December 2008).

Pizer, Steve D, Frakt, Austin B, and Feldman, Roger, “Predicting Risk Selection Following Major Changes in Medicare,” Health Economics, 17(4) (April 2008).

Frakt, Austin B and Pizer, Steve D, “Attribute Substitution in Early Enrollment Decisions into Medicare Prescription Drug Plans,” Health Economics, 17(4) (April 2008).

Boden, Les I, M Galizzi. Income Losses of Women and Men Injured At Work. J Human Resources 38(3):722-757. 2003.