Darius N. Lakdawalla

University of Southern California
635 Downey Way, VPD 414-K
Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics
Los Angeles, CA 90089-7273
Tel: 213/740-6012

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NBER Program Affiliations: HC , HE
NBER Affiliation: Research Associate
Institutional Affiliation: University of Southern California

NBER Working Papers and Publications

September 2019Does Medicare Coverage Improve Cancer Detection and Mortality Outcomes?
with Rebecca Mary Myerson, Reginald Tucker-Seeley, Dana Goldman: w26292

Published: Rebecca M. Myerson, Reginald D. Tucker‐Seeley, Dana P. Goldman, and Darius N. Lakdawalla “Does Medicare Coverage Improve Cancer Detection and Mortality Outcomes?” Journal of Policy Analysis and Management citation courtesy of

July 2019Evaluation of Medical Technologies with Uncertain Benefits
with Charles E. Phelps: w26058
September 2018Mortality Risk, Insurance, and the Value of Life
with Daniel Bauer, Julian Reif: w25055
February 2018Effects of Expanding Health Screening on Treatment - What Should We Expect? What Can We Learn?
with Rebecca Mary Myerson, Lisandro D. Colantonio, Monika Safford, David Meltzer: w24347
January 2016Healing the Poor: The Influence of Patient Socioeconomic Status on Physician Supply Responses
with Alice Chen: w21930

Published: Alice Chen & Darius N. Lakdawalla, 2019. "Healing the poor: The influence of patient socioeconomic status on physician supply responses," Journal of Health Economics, vol 64, pages 43-54. citation courtesy of

November 2015Prescription Drug Advertising and Drug Utilization: The Role of Medicare Part D
with Abby Alpert, Neeraj Sood: w21714
March 2015The Insurance Value of Medical Innovation
with Anup Malani, Julian Reif: w21015

Published: Darius Lakdawalla, Anup Malani and Julian Reif, “The insurance value of medical innovation,” Journal of Public Economics 145 (2017) 94–102. citation courtesy of

March 2014Unintended Consequences of Products Liability: Evidence from the Pharmaceutical Market
with Eric Helland, Anup Malani, Seth A. Seabury: w20005
April 2011Food Prices and the Dynamics of Body Weight
with Dana Goldman, Yuhui Zheng
in Economic Aspects of Obesity, Michael Grossman and Naci H. Mocan, editors
August 2010Insurers' Negotiating Leverage and the External Effects of Medicare Part D
with Wesley Yin: w16251

Published: “Insurers' Negotiating Leverage and the External Effect of Medicare Part D”, Review of Economics and Statistics (w/ Darius Lakdawalla) May 2015, Vol. 97, No. 2, Pages 314-331 citation courtesy of

December 2009An Economic Evaluation of the War on Cancer
with Eric C. Sun, Anupam B. Jena, Carolina M. Reyes, Tomas J. Philipson, Dana P. Goldman: w15574

Published: Lakdawalla, Darius N. & Sun, Eric C. & Jena, Anupam B. & Reyes, Carolina M. & Goldman, Dana P. & Philipson, Tomas J., 2010. "An economic evaluation of the war on cancer," Journal of Health Economics, Elsevier, vol. 29(3), pages 333-346, May. citation courtesy of

September 2009The Welfare Effects of Medical Malpractice Liability
with Seth A. Seabury: w15383

Published: Lakdawalla, Darius N. & Seabury, Seth A., 2012. "The welfare effects of medical malpractice liability," International Review of Law and Economics, Elsevier, vol. 32(4), pages 356-369. citation courtesy of

Insurer Bargaining and Negotiated Drug Prices in Medicare Part D
with Wesley Yin: w15330
August 2009International Differences in Longevity and Health and their Economic Consequences
with Pierre-Carl Michaud, Dana Goldman, Adam Gailey, Yuhui Zheng: w15235

Published: Michaud, P.-C., D. Goldman, D. Lakdawalla, A. Gailey and Y. Zheng (2011): "Differences in Health between Americans and Western Europeans: Effects on Longevity and Public Finance", Social Science and Medicine 73:2, pp. 254-263.

Understanding the Economic Consequences of Shifting Trends in Population Health
with Pierre-Carl Michaud, Dana Goldman, Yuhui Zheng, Adam Gailey: w15231

Published: Goldman, D., Michaud, P., Lakdawalla, D., Zheng, Y., Gailey, A., & Vaynman, I., The Fiscal Consequences of Trends in Population Health; National Tax Journal 63(2), 307-330; 2010.

June 2009Food Prices and the Dynamics of Body Weight
with Dana Goldman, Yuhui Zheng: w15096
October 2007The Welfare Effects of Public Drug Insurance
with Neeraj Sood: w13501

Published: Lakdawalla, Darius & Sood, Neeraj, 2009. "Innovation and the welfare effects of public drug insurance," Journal of Public Economics, Elsevier, vol. 93(3-4), pages 541-548, April.

December 2006Catastrophe Bonds, Reinsurance, and the Optimal Collateralization of Risk-Transfer
with George Zanjani: w12742

Published: Darius Lakdawalla & George Zanjani, 2012. "Catastrophe Bonds, Reinsurance, and the Optimal Collateralization of Risk Transfer," Journal of Risk & Insurance, The American Risk and Insurance Association, vol. 79(2), pages 449-476, 06. citation courtesy of

November 2006Health Insurance as a Two-Part Pricing Contract
with Neeraj Sood: w12681

Published: Lakdawalla, Darius & Sood, Neeraj, 2013. "Health insurance as a two-part pricing contract," Journal of Public Economics, Elsevier, vol. 102(C), pages 1-12. citation courtesy of

October 2006Intellectual Property and Marketing
with Tomas Philipson, Y. Richard Wang: w12577
Optimal Liability for Terrorism
with Eric Talley: w12578
September 2005Insurance and Innovation in Health Care Markets
with Neeraj Sood: w11602
July 2004Disability Forecasts and Future Medicare Costs
with Jayanta Bhattacharya, David M. Cutler, Dana P. Goldman, Michael D. Hurd, Geoffrey F. Joyce, Constantijn W. A. Panis
in Frontiers in Health Policy Research, Volume 7, David M. Cutler and Alan M. Garber, editors
May 2004HIV Breakthroughs and Risk Sexual Behavior
with Dana Goldman, Neeraj Sood: w10516

Published: Neeraj Sood & Dana Goldman, 2006. "HIV Breakthroughs and Risky Sexual Behavior," The Quarterly Journal of Economics, MIT Press, vol. 121(3), pages 1063-1102, 08. citation courtesy of

March 2004Time-Inconsistency and Welfare
with Jay Bhattacharya: w10345
October 2002Does Medicare Benefit the Poor? New Answers to an Old Question
with Jay Bhattacharya: w9280

Published: Bhattacharya, Jay and Darius Lakdawalla. "Does Medicare Benefit The Poor?," Journal of Public Economics, 2006, v90(1-2,Jan), 277-292.

September 2002Insurance, Self-Protection, and the Economics of Terrorism
with George Zanjani: w9215

Published: Lakdawalla, Darius and George Zanjani. "Insurance, Self-Protection, And The Economics Of Terrorism," Journal of Public Economics, 2005, v89(9-10,Sep), 1891-1905. citation courtesy of

May 2002The Growth of Obesity and Technological Change: A Theoretical and Empirical Examination
with Tomas Philipson: w8946

Published: Lakdawalla, Darius & Philipson, Tomas, 2009. "The growth of obesity and technological change," Economics and Human Biology, Elsevier, vol. 7(3), pages 283-293, December.

June 2001Understanding Health Disparities Across Education Groups
with Dana Goldman: w8328
April 2001Are the Young Becoming More Disabled?
with Dana Goldman, Jay Bhattacharya: w8247

Published: Lakdawalla, Darius, Jay Bhattacharya, and Dana Goldman. “Are the Young Becoming More Disabled?” Health Affairs 23, 1 (January/February 2004): 168-176.

The Declining Quality of Teachers
January 2001Public Financing and the Market for Long-Term Care
with Thomas Philipson
in Frontiers in Health Policy Research, Volume 4, Alan M. Garber, editor
Medical Care Output and Productivity in the Nonprofit Sector
with Tomas Philipson
in Medical Care Output and Productivity, David M. Cutler and Ernst R. Berndt, editors
February 1999Aging and the Growth of Long-Term Care
with Tomas Philipson: w6980

Published: Lakdawalla, Darius and Tomas Philipson. "The Rise in Old-Age Longevity and the Market for Long-Term Care" American Economic Review: Volume 92, Issue 1, March 2002

May 1998The Rise in Old Age Longevity and the Market for Long-Term Care
with Tomas Philipson: w6547

Published: Lakdawalla, Darius and Tomas Philipson. "The Rise Of Old-Age Longevity And The Market For Long-Term Care," American Economic Review, 2002, v92(1,Mar), 295-306. citation courtesy of

January 1998Nonprofit Production and Competition
with Tomas Philipson: w6377
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