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First Name:Robert
Middle Name:James
Last Name:Town
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RePEc Short-ID:pto430
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Austin, Texas (United States)
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  1. Matthew Grennan & Robert Town, 2015. "Regulating Innovation with Uncertain Quality: Information, Risk, and Access in Medical Devices," NBER Working Papers 20981, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  2. Christina M. Dalton & Gautam Gowrisankaran & Robert Town, 2015. "Salience, Myopia, and Complex Dynamic Incentives: Evidence from Medicare Part D," NBER Working Papers 21104, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  3. Amanda Starc & Robert J. Town, 2015. "Internalizing Behavioral Externalities: Benefit Integration in Health Insurance," NBER Working Papers 21783, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  4. Sojourner, Aaron J. & Frandsen, Brigham R. & Town, Robert J. & Grabowski, David C. & Chen, Michelle M., 2014. "Impacts of Unionization on Quality and Productivity: Regression Discontinuity Evidence from Nursing Homes," IZA Discussion Papers 8240, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
  5. Martin Gaynor & Kate Ho & Robert Town, 2014. "The Industrial Organization of Health Care Markets," NBER Working Papers 19800, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  6. Jeffrey S. McCullough & Stephen Parente & Robert Town, 2013. "Health Information Technology and Patient Outcomes: The Role of Organizational and Informational Complementarities," NBER Working Papers 18684, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  7. Gautam Gowrisankaran & Aviv Nevo & Robert Town, 2013. "Mergers When Prices are Negotiated: Evidence from the Hospital Industry," NBER Working Papers 18875, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  8. Schmidt-Dengler, Philipp & Gowrisankaran, Gautam & Lucarelli, Claudio & Town, Robert, 2013. "Can Amputation Save the Hospital? The Impact of the Medicare Rural Flexibility Program on Demand and Welfare," Annual Conference 2013 (Duesseldorf): Competition Policy and Regulation in a Global Economic Order 79920, Verein für Socialpolitik / German Economic Association.
  9. Aaron J. Sojourner & Robert J. Town & David C. Grabowski & Michelle M. Chen, 2012. "Impacts of Unionization on Employment, Product Quality and Productivity: Regression Discontinuity Evidence From Nursing Homes," NBER Working Papers 17733, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  10. Martin Gaynor & Robert J Town, 2012. "Competition in Health Care Markets," The Centre for Market and Public Organisation 12/282, Department of Economics, University of Bristol, UK.
  11. Jinhyung Lee & Jeffrey S. McCullough & Robert J. Town, 2012. "The Impact of Health Information Technology on Hospital Productivity," NBER Working Papers 18025, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  12. Patrick Bajari & Han Hong & Minjung Park & Robert Town, 2011. "Regression Discontinuity Designs with an Endogenous Forcing Variable and an Application to Contracting in Health Care," NBER Working Papers 17643, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  13. Michael Chernew & Philip DeCicca & Robert Town, 2008. "Managed Care and Medical Expenditures of Medicare Beneficiaries," NBER Working Papers 13747, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  14. Robert Town & Douglas Wholey & Roger Feldman & Lawton R. Burns, 2006. "The Welfare Consequences of Hospital Mergers," NBER Working Papers 12244, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  15. Robert Town & Douglas Wholey & Roger Feldman & Lawton R. Burns, 2005. "Did the HMO Revolution Cause Hospital Consolidation?," NBER Working Papers 11087, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  16. Gautam Gowrisankaran & Robert J. Town, 2004. "Managed Care, Drug Benefits and Mortality: An Analysis of the Elderly," NBER Working Papers 10204, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  17. Antonovics, Kate & Town, Robert, 2003. "Are All The Good Men Married? Uncovering the Sources of the Marital Wage Premium," University of California at San Diego, Economics Working Paper Series qt06s8022j, Department of Economics, UC San Diego.
  18. Gautam Gowrisankaran & Robert Town, 2002. "Competition, Payer, and Hospital Quality," NBER Working Papers 9206, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  19. John Geweke & Gautam Gowrisankaran & Robert J. Town, 2001. "Bayesian Inference for Hospital Quality in a Selection Model," NBER Working Papers 8497, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  20. Gautam Gowrisankaran & Robert J. Town, 2000. "Inferring Hospital Quality from Patient Discharge Records Using a Bayesian Selection Model," Econometric Society World Congress 2000 Contributed Papers 1773, Econometric Society.
  21. Robert Town & Su Liu, "undated". "The Welfare Impact of Medicare HMOs," Mathematica Policy Research Reports b1604dfa628e4a8c9c751a4ef, Mathematica Policy Research.
  1. Jeffrey S. McCullough & Stephen T. Parente & Robert Town, 2016. "Health information technology and patient outcomes: the role of information and labor coordination," RAND Journal of Economics, RAND Corporation, vol. 47(1), pages 207-236, 02.
  2. Aaron J. Sojourner & Brigham R. Frandsen & Robert J. Town & David C. Grabowski & Min M. Chen, 2015. "Impacts of Unionization on Quality and Productivity," ILR Review, Cornell University, ILR School, vol. 68(4), pages 771-806, August.
  3. Pedro Barros & Leemore Dafny & Guy David & David Dranove & Mark Pauly & Robert Town, 2015. "Editorial: Relaunch of the journal," International Journal of Health Economics and Management, Springer, vol. 15(1), pages 1-2, March.
  4. Martin Gaynor & Kate Ho & Robert J. Town, 2015. "The Industrial Organization of Health-Care Markets," Journal of Economic Literature, American Economic Association, vol. 53(2), pages 235-284, June.
  5. Gautam Gowrisankaran & Aviv Nevo & Robert Town, 2015. "Mergers When Prices Are Negotiated: Evidence from the Hospital Industry," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 105(1), pages 172-203, January.
  6. Minjung Park & Robert Town, 2014. "Industry Shock Expectations, Interindustry Linkages, and Merger Waves: Evidence from the Hospital Industry," Journal of Economics & Management Strategy, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 23(3), pages 548-567, 09.
  7. Jinhyung Lee & Jeffrey S. McCullough & Robert J. Town, 2013. "The impact of health information technology on hospital productivity," RAND Journal of Economics, RAND Corporation, vol. 44(3), pages 545-568, 09.
  8. Robert Town, 2011. "The Effects of US Hospital Consolidations on Hospital Quality: A Comment," International Journal of the Economics of Business, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 18(1), pages 127-131.
  9. Robert Town & Roger Feldman & John Kralewski, 2011. "Market power and contract form: evidence from physician group practices," International Journal of Health Economics and Management, Springer, vol. 11(2), pages 115-132, June.
  10. Gowrisankaran Gautam & Town Robert & Barrette Eric, 2011. "Managed Care, Drug Benefits and Mortality: An Analysis of the Elderly," The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy, De Gruyter, vol. 11(2), pages 1-32, January.
  11. Gowrisankaran, Gautam & Lucarelli, Claudio & Schmidt-Dengler, Philipp & Town, Robert, 2011. "The impact of the Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Program on patient choice," International Journal of Industrial Organization, Elsevier, vol. 29(3), pages 342-344, May.
  12. 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.
  13. Ho, Vivian & Town, Robert J. & Heslin, Martin J., 2007. "Regionalization versus competition in complex cancer surgery," Health Economics, Policy and Law, Cambridge University Press, vol. 2(01), pages 51-71, January.
  14. Robert Town & Roger Feldman & Douglas Wholey, 2004. "The Impact of Ownership Conversions on HMO Performance," International Journal of Health Economics and Management, Springer, vol. 4(4), pages 327-342, December.
  15. Kate Antonovics & Robert Town, 2004. "Are All the Good Men Married? Uncovering the Sources of the Marital Wage Premium," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 94(2), pages 317-321, May.
  16. John Geweke & Gautam Gowrisankaran & Robert J. Town, 2003. "Bayesian Inference for Hospital Quality in a Selection Model," Econometrica, Econometric Society, vol. 71(4), pages 1215-1238, 07.
  17. Town, Robert & Liu, Su, 2003. " The Welfare Impact of Medicare HMOs," RAND Journal of Economics, The RAND Corporation, vol. 34(4), pages 719-736, Winter.
  18. Town, Robert & Vistnes, Gregory, 2001. "Hospital competition in HMO networks," Journal of Health Economics, Elsevier, vol. 20(5), pages 733-753, September.
  19. Town, Robert, 2001. "The welfare impact of HMO mergers," Journal of Health Economics, Elsevier, vol. 20(6), pages 967-990, November.
  20. Gowrisankaran, Gautam & Town, Robert J., 1999. "Estimating the quality of care in hospitals using instrumental variables," Journal of Health Economics, Elsevier, vol. 18(6), pages 747-767, December.
  21. Gautam Gowrisankaran & Robert J. Town, 1997. "Dynamic Equilibrium in the Hospital Industry," Journal of Economics & Management Strategy, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 6(1), pages 45-74, 03.
  22. Town, R J, 1992. "Merger Waves and the Structure of Merger and Acquisition Time-Series," Journal of Applied Econometrics, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 7(S), pages 83-100, Suppl. De.
  1. Gaynor, Martin & Town, Robert J., 2011. "Competition in Health Care Markets," Handbook of Health Economics, Elsevier.
NEP is an announcement service for new working papers, with a weekly report in each of many fields. This author has had 16 papers announced in NEP. These are the fields, ordered by number of announcements, along with their dates. If the author is listed in the directory of specialists for this field, a link is also provided.
  1. NEP-HEA: Health Economics (14) 2001-10-01 2002-09-28 2004-01-12 2005-02-01 2006-05-20 2008-01-26 2011-08-02 2011-12-19 2012-05-08 2013-01-26 2014-01-24 2014-02-02 2015-03-05 2015-12-28. Author is listed
  2. NEP-COM: Industrial Competition (6) 2005-02-01 2006-05-20 2011-08-02 2013-03-16 2014-01-24 2015-03-05. Author is listed
  3. NEP-IAS: Insurance Economics (4) 2008-01-26 2014-01-24 2015-04-25 2015-12-28. Author is listed
  4. NEP-IND: Industrial Organization (4) 2011-08-02 2013-03-16 2014-01-24 2015-03-05. Author is listed
  5. NEP-LAB: Labour Economics (3) 2004-01-12 2012-02-01 2014-06-14
  6. NEP-ECM: Econometrics (2) 2001-10-01 2011-12-19
  7. NEP-EFF: Efficiency & Productivity (2) 2012-05-08 2014-06-14
  8. NEP-CTA: Contract Theory & Applications (1) 2015-04-25
  9. NEP-EDU: Education (1) 2004-01-12
  10. NEP-HME: Heterodox Microeconomics (1) 2014-01-24
  11. NEP-ICT: Information & Communication Technologies (1) 2013-01-26
  12. NEP-MFD: Microfinance (1) 2015-03-05
  13. NEP-MIC: Microeconomics (1) 2002-10-10
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