PhD Program: Dissertations


  • The Effect of Private Managed Care on Medicaid Spending and Fiscal Predictability
  • Physician Learning: The Role of Physician Practice Organization and Competition
  • Firm Response to Low-Reimbursement Patients in the Market for Unscheduled Outpatient Care


  • The Demand for Preventive Activities and its Association with Medicare Expenditures
  • Perspectives on Firm Decision Making During Risky Technology Acquisitions
  • Information in Medicare HMO Markets: The Interplay of Advertising and Report Cards
  • Generic Pharmaceutical Entry via Paragraph IV Certification
  • Precautionary Savings to Manage Common Health Risks Among the Poor
  • The Impact of Medical Spending Growth on Guaranteed Renewable Health Insurance
  • The Effect of Publicized Hospital Charges on Hospital Choice
  • The Effects of Language and Geography-Defined Groups on Health Insurance Choice
  • The Effect of Specialty Tier Placement on Enrollment and Utilization in Medicare Part D.
  • Competition, Ownership Type, and Provider Behavior in the Hospice Industry
  • Market Heterogeneity and Drug Innovation
  • Changing Activity and Behavior of Primary Care Physicians Following Practice by Academic Medical Centers


  • Medicare Prescription Drug Legislation: An Analysis of Economic Effect
  • Economic Determinants and Consequences of Physical Activity
  • The Impact of Competition in Hospital Markets on Disparities in Procedure Use: The Care of CABG Surgery for AMI Patients
  • Organizational Form and Niche Overlap: The Dynamics of Surgery Center Entry and Exit
  • Is More Necessarily Better? The Impact of Prescription Drug Coverage on Clinical Outcomes in the Medicare Population
  • The Impact of Physical Activity on Short-Run Healthcare Utilization and Costs in US Adults
  • Perception, Selection and Performance: Hospitals’ Adaption Strategies
  • Creative Value in Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Research: The Role of Resource Allocation and Capabilities Development
  • Patent Policy and Entry: Evidence form Pharmaceutical Patent Challenges
  • The Formation of Surgeon Peer Reputation and its Effect on Technology Adoption
  • Understanding the Role of Genetic Factors and Risky Health Behavior on Adolescent Student Outcomes
  • Public Insurance Programs: The Impact of Uncompensated Care, Reimbursement Funds and Medicaid


  • Analysis of Acquisitions by Medical Device Manufacturers
  • Responses to Cardiac Surgery Mortality Report Cards
  • Medicare and Prescription Drug Coverage: Impacts on Non-Drug Medical Spending and Disability
  • The Impact and Response of Physicians to Malpractice Liability Claims
  • Physician Agency Issues and Response to FDA Labeling: The Case of Anti-Cancer Drugs
  • The Adoption and Diffusion of Hospital Information Systems
  • Firm Ownership Form and Quality: An Examination of the Impact of the Balanced Budget Act of 1997 on Hospitals
  • Responses to Mortality Report Cards for Cardiac Surgery
  • Educational Programs As Incentives to Students for Selecting Dental Schools of Their Choice
  • The Value of Choice in Health Insurance Purchasing
  • Price Regulation, Capital Market Imperfections, and Strategic R&D Investment Behavior in the Pharmaceutical Industry: Consequences for Innovation
  • The Impact of CABG Report Cards on Racial Disparities

1999 – 2002

  • Community Rating and Regulatory Reform in Health Insurance Markets
  • Access to Free Care for the Uninsured and its Effect on Private Health Insurance
  • Employee Demand for Health Insurance and Employer Health Benefit Choices
  • Physician’s Practice Styles and How They Change as a Higher Percentage of Managed Care Patients are Treated as a Percentage of their Patient Panel
  • Demand for and Provision of HMO Quality Information
  • How People Trade-Off Pregnancy and HIV Risk When Choosing Forms of Contraception

1996 – 1998

  • Do Relative Fees Affect Utilization of Surgical Procedures Under Medicare? A Study of Geographic Variations
  • Technology Diffusion of Marketed and Unmarketed Products: Addressing the Social Welfare of Promotional Restriction and Positive Reimbursement Policy for Off-Label Anti-Cancer Drugs
  • The Impact of Internal Structural Changes on Hospital Costs
  • Environmental Turbulence, Organizational Capabilities and Strategic Response: Hospital Strategy in an Era of Managed Care
  • Role of Functional Status in Predicting Inpatient Mortality with AIDS
  • How Parent’s Schooling Affects Child Health: The Importance of Quality Time

1992 – 1995

  • A Theory of Congestion in General Hospitals
  • An Analysis of the Effect of Changes in Coinsurance Rates on Health Care Use and Cost
  • The Effects of Alternative Third Party Reimbursement Systems on the Adoption and Diffusion of New Medical Technologies
  • Hospital Pricing and Organizational Control: The Effect of Government Payment Changes on Hospital Prices
  • A Theory of Incentives for Providers: Payment Systems, Quality of Services, and Consumer Information in Health Care Markets
  • Productive Efficiency and Cost-Effectiveness of Public-Funded Drug Treatment Programs in New Jersey

1987 – 1991

  • A Theoretical and Empirical Study of Physician Compensation Arrangements
  • The Effects of Liability on the Practice Patterns of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  • Measuring Hospital Quality of Care: A Study of the Failure Rate, Adverse-Occurrence Rate and Death Rate
  • Consumer Discount Rates for Health and Money in Health Care Cost Effectiveness Analysis
  • The Extent and the Determinants of Variations in Nursing Home Staffing and Practice
  • Public Insurance Programs: The Impact of Uncompensated Care, Reimbursement Funds and Medicaid