Consumers Lose Out When Health Insurers Offer Lots of Plans
While extra choices are usually considered a good thing, insurers are able to use them strategically to maximize profits.
Researchers: Hector Chade, Victoria Marone, Amanda Starc and Jeroen Swinkels
February 2, 2023
Consumers Pay When Generic Drug Companies Collude. Here’s a Way to Stop Them.
Price-fixing by pharmaceutical cartels can cost billions, and the threat of lawsuits isn’t enough to deter it.
Researchers: Amanda Starc and Thomas G. Wollman
June 1, 2022
How Regulating Hospital Prices Can Impact Patient Care
There are tangible benefits for quality of care when hospitals compete for higher-paying patients.
Researchers: Craig Garthwaite, Christopher Ody and Amanda Starc
May 10, 2021
Choosing the Right Health-Insurance Plan Could Add Years to Your Life
New evidence suggests that certain Medicare Advantage plans increase life spans more than others. Here’s what the best plans have in common.
Researchers: Jason Abaluck, Mauricio Cáceres Bravo, Peter Hull and Amanda Starc
October 28, 2020
Take 5: What You May Not Know about Advertising
Research reveals how ads can affect shopping behavior, elections, and even our health.
Researchers: Brett Gordon, Kent Grayson, Jörg L. Spenkuch and Amanda Starc
August 6, 2019
Privatizing Medicaid Drug Benefits Reduces Spending
The savings come without any decrease in quality of care, new research shows.
Researchers: David Dranove, Christopher Ody and Amanda Starc
March 2, 2018
What’s Behind the Current Wave of Vertical Integration?
From Amazon–Whole Foods to CVS–Aetna, companies are reconfiguring for an uncertain future. Four strategy professors discuss.
Researchers: Craig Garthwaite, Meghan Busse, Amanda Starc and Mark McCareins
January 5, 2018
Four Ways to Improve the Efficiency of U.S. Healthcare Markets
An economist discusses how to ensure the right mix of access, affordability, and quality.
Researchers: Amanda Starc
December 1, 2017
The Hidden Benefits of TV Drug Ads
Patients and taxpayers benefit from controversial direct-to-consumer pharmaceutical advertising.
Researchers: Michael Sinkinson and Amanda Starc
December 2, 2016