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Harvard Kennedy School faculty disseminate their research in working papers and publications that contribute to public knowledge and fuel policy innovation. This list features recent faculty publications, including journal articles, books, edited volumes, research papers, and public testimony.

Faculty Papers and Publications

Chandra, Amitabh, and Craig Garthwaite. "Economic Principles for Medicare Reform." The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science 686.1 (December 2019): 63-92.
Sameed, Muhammad, Jennie Zhang, Amanda Wright, Michele Cave, Anson Babu, Amitabh Chandra, Naresh Bassi, and Thaddeus Pula. "Improving Compliance to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (Cms) Sepsis Bundle Using Epic Emr Informatics." Chest 156.4 (October 2019): A1693.
Khullar, Dhruv1 Josephine Fisher, and Amitabh Chandra. "Trickle-Down Innovation and the Longevity of Nations." Lancet 393.10187 (June 2019): 2272-2274.
Chandra, Amitabh, Benjamin Handel, and Joshua Schwartzstein. "Behavioral Economics and Health-Care Markets." Handbook of Behavioral Economics: Applications and Foundations. North-Holland, 2019, 459-502.
Bagley, Nicholas, Benjamin Berger, Amitabh Chandra, Craig Garthwaite, and Ariel D. Stern. "The Orphan Drug Act at 35: Observations and an Outlook for the Twenty-First Century." Innovation Policy and the Economy 19.1 (January 2019): 97-137.
Skinner, Jonathan, and Amitabh Chandra. "Health Care Employment Growth and the Future of US Cost Containment." Journal of the American Medical Association, 319.18, May 2018, 1861–1862.
Baicker, Katherine, and Amitabh Chandra. "Evidence-Based Health Policy." New England Journal of Medicine 377 (December 2017): 2413-2415.
Shafrin, Jason, Anshu Shrestha, Amitabh Chandra, M. Haim Erder, and Vanja Sikirica. "Evaluating Matching-Adjusted Indirect Comparisons in Practice: A Case Study of Patients with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder." Health Economics 26.11 (November 2017): 1459-1466.
Brot-Goldberg, Zarek C., Amitabh Chandra, Benjamin R. Handel, and Jonathan T. Kolstad. "What Does a Deductible Do?: The Impact of Cost-Sharing on Health Care Prices, Quantities, and Spending Dynamics." The Quarterly Journal of Economics 132.3 (August 2017): 1261-1318.
Chandra, Amitabh, and Craig Garthwaite. "The Economics of Indication-Based Drug Pricing." New England Journal of Medicine 377.2 (July 2017): 103-106.
Chandra, Amitabh, Michael Frakes, and Anup Malani. "Challenges to Reducing Discrimination and Health Inequity through Existing Civil Rights Laws." Health Affairs 36.6 (June 2017): 1041-1047.
Chandra, Amitabh, Tyler Hoppenfeld, and Jonathan Skinner. "Are Black-White Mortality Rates Converging?" Insights in the Economics of Aging. Ed. David A. Wise. University of Chicago Press, 2017, 205-226.
Chandra, Amitabh, and Rachel E. Sachs. "An FDA Commissioner for the 21st Century." The New England Journal of Medicine 376.15 (April 2017): 31-33.
Stern, A.D., B. M. Alexander, and Amitabh Chandra. "How Economics Can Shape Precision Medicines." Science 355.6330 (17 Mar 2017): 1131-1133.
Schupbach, John, Amitabh Chandra, and Robert S. Huckman. "A Simple Way to Measure Health Care Outcomes." Harvard Business Review (December 8, 2016).
Chandra, Amitabh. "The Past and Future of the Affordable Care Act." Journal of the American Medical Association 316.5 (August 2016): 497-499.
Chandra, Amitabh, Amy Finkelstein, Adam Sacarny, and Chad Syverson. "Healthcare Exceptionalism? Performance and Allocation in the U.S. Healthcare Sector." The American Economic Review 106.8 (August 2016): 2110-2114.
Sahni, Nikhil R., Maurice Dalton, David M. Cutler, John D. Birkmeyer, and Amitabh Chandra. "Surgeon Specialization and Operative Mortality in United States: Retrospective Analysis." British Medical Journal (July 21, 2016).
Chandra, Amitabh, Jason Shafrin, and Ravinder Dhawan. "Utility of Cancer Value Frameworks for Patients, Payers, and Physicians." Journal of the American Medical Association 315.19 (May 17, 2016): 2069-2070.
Chandra, Amitabh. "Sources of Inefficiency in Healthcare and Education." American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings 106.5 (May 2016).
Chandra, Amitabh, Amy Finkelstein, Adam Sacarny, and Chad Syverson. "Productivity Dispersion in Medicine and Manufacturing." American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings 106.5 (May 2016).
Chandra, Amitabh, and Jacqueline Vanderpuye-Orgle. "Competition and Biosimilar Products--In Reply." JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association 314.24 (December 2015): 2692-2692.
Chandra, Amitabh, Amy Finkelstein, Adam Sacarny, and Chad Syverson. "Research: Perhaps Market Forces Do Work in Health Care After All." Harvard Business Review (December 2016).
Brot-Goldberg, Zarek C., Amitabh Chandra, Benjamin R. Handel, and Jonathan T. Kolstad. "What Does a Deductible Do? The Impact of Cost-Sharing on Health Care Prices, Quantities, and Spending Dynamics." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP15-060, October 2015.
Chandra, Amitabh, Amy Finkelstein, Adam Sacarny, and Chad Syverson. "Healthcare Exceptionalism? Performance and Allocation in the U.S. Healthcare Sector." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP15-058, October 2015.
Bagley, Nicholas, Amitabh Chandra, and Austin Frakt. "Correcting Signals for Innovation in Health Care." Hamilton Project, October, 2015.
Chandra, Amitabh, and Jacqueline Vanderpuye-Orgle. "Competition in the Age of Biosimilars." Journal of the American Medical Association 314.3 (July 2015).
Yasaitis, Laura C., Lisa F. Berkman, and Amitabh Chandra. "Comparison of Self-Reported and Medicare Claims-Identified Acute Myocardial Infarction." Circulation 131.17 (April 2015): 1477-1485.
Chandra, Amitabh, Julia Thornton Snider, Wu Yanyu, Anupam Jena, and Dana Goldman. "Robot-Assisted Surgery For Kidney Cancer Increased Access To A Procedure That Can Reduce Mortality And Renal Failure." Health Affairs 34.2 (February 2015): 220-228.
Chandra, Amitabh, Dhruv Khullar, and Thomas Lee. "Addressing the Challenge of Gray-Zone Medicine." New England Journal of Medicine 372.3 (January 2015): 203-205.
Goldman, Dana, Amitabh Chandra, and Darius Lakdawalla. "It’s Easier to Measure the Cost of Health Care than Its Value." Harvard Business Review. November 18, 2014.
Chen, Christopher, Gabriel Scheffler, and Amitabh Chandra. "Readmission Penalties and Health Insurance Expansions: A Dispatch from Massachusetts." Journal of Hospital Medicine 9.11 (November 2014): 681–687.
Yasaitis, Laura C., Thomas Bubolz, Jonathan Skinner, and Amitabh Chandra. "Local Population Characteristics and Hemoglobin A1c Testing Rates among Diabetic Medicare Beneficiaries." PLoS ONE 9.10 (October 2014): 1-8.
McKellar, Michael R., Sivia Naimer, Mary B. Landrum, Teresa B. Gibson, Amitabh Chandra, and Michael Chernew. "Insurer Market Structure and Variation in Commercial Health Care Spending." Health Services Research 49.3 (June 2014): 878–892.
Chandra, Amitabh, Dhruv Khullar, and Gail R. Wilensky. "The Economics of Graduate Medical Education." New England Journal of Medicine 370.25 (June 2014): 2357-2360.
Seabury, Seth A., Amitabh Chandra, and Anupam B. Jena. "Gender Income Disparities Can Be Explained by Alternative Factors—Reply." JAMA Internal Medicine 174.5 (May 2014): 822-823.
Chandra, Amitabh. "Medical Professional Liability Risk Among US Cardiologists." American Heart Journal 167.5 (May 2014): 690–696.
Chandra, Amitabh, Jonathan Gruber, and Robin McKnight. "The Impact of Patient Cost-Sharing on Low-Income Populations: Evidence from Massachusetts." Journal of Health Economics 33 (January 2014): 57–66.
Chandra, Amitabh. "Can We Afford More Health Care?" Review of The Cost Disease: Why Computers Get Cheaper and Health Care Doesn't, by William J. Baumol. Science, 341.6143, July 2013: 239.
Anupam B. Jena, Amitabh Chandra, and Seth A. Seabury. "Malpractice Risk Among US Pediatricians." Pediatrics 131.6 (June 2013): 1148-1154.
Chandra, Amitabh, Maurice A. Dalton, and Jonathan Holmes. "Large Increases In Spending On Postacute Care In Medicare Point To The Potential For Cost Savings In These Settings." Health Affairs (May 2013).
Chandra, Amitabh. "Defensive Medicine May Be Costlier Than It Seems." Wall Street Journal, February 7, 2013.
Seabury, Seth A., Amitabh Chandra, Darius N. Lakdawalla, and Anupam B. Jena. "On Average, Physicians Spend Nearly 11 Percent Of Their 40-Year Careers With An Open, Unresolved Malpractice Claim." Health Affairs 32.1 (January 2013): 111-119.
Seabury, Seth A., Anupam B. Jena, and Amitabh Chandra. "Trends in the Earnings of Health Care Professionals in the United States, 1987-2010." Journal of the American Medical Association 308.20 (2012): 2083-2085.
Chandra, Amitabh, and Jonathan Skinner. "Technology Growth and Expenditure Growth in Health Care." Journal of Economic Literature 50.3 (September 2012): 645-80.
Lee, Jinkook, P. Arokiasamy, Amitabh Chandra, Peifeng Hu, Jenny Liu, and Kevin Feeney. "Markers and Drivers: Cardiovascular Health of Middle Age and Older Indians." Aging in Asia: Findings from New and Emerging Data Initiatives. Ed. James P. Smith and Malay Majmundar. National Academies Press, 2012, 387-414.
Baicker, Katherine, and Amitabh Chandra. "The Health Care Jobs Fallacy." New England Journal of Medicine 366.26 (June 28, 2012): 2433-2435.
Jena, Anupam B., Amitabh Chandra, Darius Lakdawalla, and Seth Seabury. "Outcomes of Medical Malpractice Litigation Against US Physicians." Archives of Internal Medicine 172.11 (June 2012): 892-889.
Baicker, Katherine, Amitabh Chandra, and Jonathan S. Skinner. "Saving Money or Just Saving Lives? Improving the Productivity of US Health Care Spending." Annual Review of Economics 4 (2012): 12.1-12.24.
Alhassani, Ali, Amitabh Chandra, and Michael E. Chernew. "Perspective: The Sources of the SGR "Hole"." New England Journal of Medicine 366.2 (January 26, 2012): 89-291.