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jason.abaluck@yale.edu

Publications

“What Do Consumers Consider Before They Choose? Identification from Asymmetric Demand Responses” with Abigail Adams, forthcoming, Quarterly Journal of Economics

“When Less is More: Improving Choices by Limiting Choices in Health Insurance Markets” with Jonathan Gruber, conditionally accepted, Review of Economic Studies

“The Case for Universal Cloth Mask Adoption and Policies to Increase the Supply of Medical Masks for Health Workers” with Judy Chevalier, Nicholas Christakis, Howard Forman, Edward H. Kaplan, Albert Ko, and Sten H. Vermund, COVID Economics, 2020

“Prescription Drug Use under Medicare Part D: Linear Model of Nonlinear Budget Sets” with Jonathan Gruber and Ashley Swanson, Journal of Public Economics, 2018

Trends and Variation in the Utilization and Diagnostic Yield of Chest Imaging for Medicare Patients With Suspected Pulmonary Embolism in the Emergency Department with Arjun K. VenkateshLeila Agha, Craig Rothenberg, Christopher Kabrhel and Ali S. Raja, American Journal of Roentgenology, 2018

“Evolving Choice Inconsistencies in Choice of Prescription Drug Insurance: Do Choices Improve Over Time?” with Jonathan Gruber, American Economic Review, 2016

“The Determinants of Productivity in Medical Testing: Intensity and Allocation of Care” with Leila Agha, Chris Kabrhel, Ali Raja, and Arjun Venkatesh, American Economic Review, 2016

“Choice Inconsistencies among the Elderly: Evidence from Plan Choice in the Medicare Part D Program: Reply” with Jonathan Gruber, American Economic Review, 2015

“Heterogeneity in Choice Inconsistencies among the Elderly: Evidence from Prescription Drug Plan Choice,” with Jonathan Gruber. American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings, May 2011

“Choice Inconsistencies among the Elderly: Evidence from Plan Choice in the Medicare Part D Program,” with Jonathan Gruber, American Economic Review, 2011

Working Papers

“Mortality Effects and Choice Across Private Health Insurance Plans”, with Mauricio Caceres Bravo, Peter Hull, and Amanda Starc, Revise and Resubmit, Quarterly Journal of Economics

“Fixing Misallocation with Guidelines: Awareness vs. Adherence” with Leila Agha, David C. Chan, Daniel Singer, and Diana Zhu, Submitted. An earlier version of this paper circulated under the title, “Mastering the Art of Cookbook Medicine: Machine Learning, Randomized Trials and Misallocation”.

“A Method to Estimate Discrete Choice Models that is Robust to Consumer Search”, with Giovanni Compiani, Submitted.

“What Would We Eat if We Knew More? The Implications of a Large Scale Change in Nutrition Labeling”

Work In Progress

Who Should Get Blood? Personalizing Medicine with Heterogeneous Treatment Effects, with Leila Agha and David Chan

Can Face Masks Reduce Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in Bangladesh? A Cluster-Randomized Controlled Trial, with Ahmed Mushfiq Mobarak, Steve Luby, Laura Kwong, Ashley Rene Styczynski, Mohammad Ashraful Haque, Md. Alamgir Kabir, Ellen Bates-Jefferys, Muhamad Maqsud Hossain, Jade Benjamin-Chung, Arnab Bhattacharya, Peter Winch, Manu Prakash

Saving Money and Improving Quality with Better Doctor-Patient Matching: A Randomized Controlled Trial, with Johannes Ferstad, Joseph Orsini, William Gui Woolston and Diana Zhu

Mortality Effects of Health Insurance Networks and Providers: Unifying Value-Added Estimates in Healthcare, with Peter Hull and Amanda Starc

Shame and Purchasing Behavior: The Impact of Automated Checkout, with Robert Jensen and Hannah Luk-Zilberman