Publications

Working Paper
Cutler, David M., Allison B. Rosen, Kaushik Ghosh, Emily S. Pape, Marcelo Coca Perraillon, Irina Bondarenko, Kassandra L. Messer, and Susan T. Stewart. Working Paper. “Strengthening National Data to Better Measure What We are Buying in Health Care: Reconciling National Health Expenditures with Detailed Survey Data”.
w23290 March 2017
Cutler, David M., Wei Huang, and Adriana Lleras-Muney. Working Paper. “Economic Conditions and Mortality: Evidence from 200 Years of Data”.
w22690 September 2016
2019
Cutler, David M., Kaushik Ghosh, Kassandra L. Messer, Trivellore E. Raghunathan, Susan T. Stewart, and Allison B. Rosen. 2019. “Explaining The Slowdown In Medical Spending Growth Among The Elderly, 1999–2012.” Health Affairs 38 (2): 222-229.
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Cutler, David M., Jonathan S. Skinner, Ariel Dora Stern, and David Wennberg. 2019. “Physician Beliefs and Patient Preferences: A New Look at Regional Variation in Health Care Spending.” American Economic Journal: Economic Policy 11 (1): 192-221.
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Cutler, David M., Inmaculada Hernandez, Chester B. Good, Walid F. Gellad, Natasha Parekh, and William H. Shrank. 2019. “The Contribution Of New Product Entry Versus Existing Product Inflation In The Rising Costs Of Drugs.” Health Affairs 38 (1): 76-83.
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2018
Cutler, David M. 2018. “The Good and Bad News of Health Care Employment.” Journal of the American Medical Association 319 (8): 758-759.
Article
Cutler, David M., and Dan Ly. 2018. “Factors of U.S. Hospitals Associated with Improved Profit Margins: An Observational Study.” Journal of General Internal Medicine 33 (7): 1020-1027 .
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Cutler, David M., Ana Aizcorbe, Colin Baker, and Ernest Berndt. 2018. “Introduction to Measuring and Modeling Health Care Costs.” Measuring and Modeling Health Care Costs. Chicago: The University of Chicago.
Preliminary Draft, February 2017
Cutler, David M., Allison B. Rosen, Ana Aizcorbe, Tina Highfill, Michael E. Chernow, Eli Liebman, and Kaushik Ghosh. 2018. “Attribution of Health Care Costs to Diseases: Does the Method Matter?” Measuring and Modeling Health Care Costs. Vol. 76. Chicago: The University of Chicago.
Draft of Book Chapter
2017
Cutler, David M., Nikhil Sahni, Robert Huckman, and Anuraag Chigurupati. 2017. “The IT Transformation Health Care Needs.” Harvard Business Review, 95, 6, 129-136.
Journal Article
Cutler, David M. 2017. “Rising Medical Costs Mean More Rough Times Ahead.” Journal Of The American Medical Association 318 (6): 508-509.
Article
Cutler, David M., John W. Scott, P. U. Neiman, Peter Najjar, Thomas C. Tsai, Kirstin W. Scott, Mark G. Shrime, Ali Salim, and Adil H. Haider. 2017. “Potential Impact of Affordable Care Act-Related Insurance Expansion on Trauma Care Reimbursement.” Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery 82 (5): 887-895.
Journal Article
Cutler, David M. 2017. “Teaching Health Care in Introductory Economics.” Journal of Economic Education 48 (3): 218-223.
Journal Article EC 10 Lecture 2016
Cutler, David M., Jeremiah D. Schuur, Olesya Baker, Jaclyn Freshman, and Michael Wilson. 2017. “Where Do Freestanding Emergency Departments Choose to Locate? A National Inventory and Geographic Analysis in Three States.” Annals of Emergency Medicine 69 (4): 383-392.
Journal Article
Cutler, David M. 2017. “Should healthy people have to pay for chronic illnesses?” The Washington Post.
Newspaper Article
Cutler, David M., Michael Chernow, Kaushik Ghosh, and Mary Beth Landrum. 2017. “Understanding the Improvement in Disability Free Life Expectancy in the U.S. Elderly Population.” Insights in the Economics of Aging. Chicago: University of Chicago Press and The National Bureau of Economic Research.
Working Paper
Cutler, David M., Ziad Obermeyer, Brent Cohn, Michael Wilson, and Anupam B. Jena. 2017. “Early Death After Discharge from Emergency Departments: Analysis of National US Insurance Claims Data.” British Medical Journal 356 (J239): 1-9.
Journal Article
2016
Cutler, David M., Catherine Gutierrez, Rachel A. Lindor, Olesya Baker, and Jeremiah D. Schuur. 2016. “State Regulation of Freestanding Emergency Departments Varies Widely, Affecting Location, Growth, and Services Provided.” Health Affairs 35 (10): 1857-1866.
Journal Article
Cutler, David M. 2016. “Health and Taxes.” JAMA Forum, Journal of the American Medical Association 316 (16): 1634-1635.
Journal Article
Cutler, David M., Kirstin W. Scott, Ashish K. Jha, and E. John Orav. 2016. “Changes in Hospital–Physician Affiliations in U.S. Hospitals and Their Effect on Quality of Care.” Annals of Internal Medicine online (Sept).
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