Michael Chernew

Harvard Medical School
Dept. of Health Care Policy
180 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
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NBER Affiliation: Research Associate
Institutional Affiliation: Harvard University

NBER Working Papers and Publications

March 2020Rebates in the Pharmaceutical Industry: Evidence from Medicines Sold in Retail Pharmacies in the U.S.
with Pragya Kakani, Amitabh Chandra: w26846
October 2019Spending Reductions in the Medicare Shared Savings Program: Selection or Savings?
with J. Michael McWilliams, Laura A. Hatfield, Bruce E. Landon: w26403
February 2019Optimal Managed Competition Subsidies
with Keaton S. Miller, Amil Petrin, Robert Town: w25616
July 2018Health and Economic Activity Over the Lifecycle: Literature Review
with Daniel Prinz, David Cutler, Austin Frakt: w24865
Are Health Care Services Shoppable? Evidence from the Consumption of Lower-Limb MRI Scans
with Zack Cooper, Eugene Larsen-Hallock, Fiona Scott Morton: w24869
October 2017Effects of Episode-Based Payment on Health Care Spending and Utilization: Evidence from Perinatal Care in Arkansas
with Caitlin Carroll, A. Mark Fendrick, Joe Thompson, Sherri Rose: w23926

Published: Caitlin Carroll & Michael Chernew & A. Mark Fendrick & Joe Thompson & Sherri Rose, 2018. "Effects of episode-based payment on health care spending and utilization: Evidence from perinatal care in Arkansas," Journal of Health Economics, .

December 2016Attribution of Health Care Costs to Diseases: Does the Method Matter?
with Allison B. Rosen, Ana Aizcorbe, Tina Highfill, Eli Liebman, Kaushik Ghosh, David M. Cutler
in Measuring and Modeling Health Care Costs, Ana Aizcorbe, Colin Baker, Ernst R. Berndt, and David M. Cutler, editors
June 2016Understanding the Improvement in Disability Free Life Expectancy In the U.S. Elderly Population
with David M. Cutler, Kaushik Ghosh, Mary Beth Landrum: w22306
May 2016Understanding the Improvement in Disability-Free Life Expectancy in the U.S. Elderly Population
with David M. Cutler, Kaushik Ghosh, Mary Beth Landrum
in Insights in the Economics of Aging, David A. Wise, editor
June 2014Premium Transparency in the Medicare Advantage Market: Implications for Premiums, Benefits, and Efficiency
with Karen Stockley, Thomas McGuire, Christopher Afendulis: w20208
August 2013Compensating Wage Differentials and the Impact of Health Insurance in the Public Sector on Wages and Hours
with Paige Qin
in State and Local Health Plans for Active and Retired Public Employees, Robert Clark and Joseph Newhouse, organizers
June 2013The Effect of Medicare Advantage on Hospital Admissions and Mortality
with Christopher C. Afendulis, Daniel P. Kessler: w19101

Published: Christopher C. Afendulis & Michael E. Chernew & Daniel P. Kessler, 2017. "The Effect of Medicare Advantage on Hospital Admissions and Mortality," American Journal of Health Economics, vol 3(2), pages 254-279.

May 2013The Spillover Effects of Medicare Managed Care: Medicare Advantage and Hospital Utilization
with Katherine Baicker, Jacob Robbins: w19070

Published: Journal of Health Economics Volume 32, Issue 6, December 2013, Pages 1289–1300 Cover image The spillover effects of Medicare managed care: Medicare Advantage and hospital utilization Katherine Baickera, , , Michael E. Chernewb, Jacob A. Robbinsc citation courtesy of

September 2012Cost-Sharing and Productivity
with Teresa B. Gibson, A. Mark Fendrick: w18402
January 2009Disability and Spending Growth
with Dana Goldman, Feng Pan
in Health at Older Ages: The Causes and Consequences of Declining Disability among the Elderly, David M. Cutler and David A. Wise, editors
January 2008Managed Care and Medical Expenditures of Medicare Beneficiaries
with Philip DeCicca, Robert Town: w13747

Published: Chernew, Michael & DeCicca, Philip & Town, Robert, 2008. "Managed care and medical expenditures of Medicare beneficiaries," Journal of Health Economics, Elsevier, vol. 27(6), pages 1451-1461, December. citation courtesy of

July 2003Quality and Employers' Choice of Health Plan
with Gautam Gowrisankaran, Catherine McLaughlin, Teresa Gibson: w9847

Published: Chernew, Michael, Gautam Gowrisankaran, Catherine McLaughlin and Teresa Gibson. “Quality and Employers' Choice of Health Plan." Journal of Health Economics 23 (2004): 471–92.

January 2002CMS Payments Necessary to Support HMO Participation in Medicare Managed Care
with John Cawley, Catherine McLaughlin
in Frontiers in Health Policy Research, Volume 5, Alan M. Garber, editor
December 2001Payer Type and the Returns to Bypass Surgery: Evidence from Hospital Entry Behavior
with Gautam Gowrisankaran, A. Mark Fendrick: w8632

Published: Chernew, Michael, Gautam Gowrisankaran and A. Mark Fendrick. "Payer Type And The Returns To Bypass Surgery: Evidence From Hospital Entry Behavior," Journal of Health Economics, 2002, v21(3,May), 451-474.

November 2001Learning and the Value of Information: Evidence From Health Plan Report Cards
with Gautam Gowrisankaran, Dennis P. Scanlon: w8589

Published: Chernew, Michael, Gautam Gowrisankaran, and Dennis P. Scanlon. "Learning and the Value of Information: Evidence from Health Plan Report Cards." Journal of Econometrics 144, 1 (May 2008): 156-74.

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