Marilyn Carlson Nelson Professor of Economics
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Deborah Haas-Wilson received her B.A. in economics from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, and her M.A. and Ph.D. in economics from University of California at Berkeley.
Haas-Wilson's research focuses on competition and competition policies in health care markets. Her articles have appeared in the Journal of Political Economy, the Journal of Economic Perspectives, the Journal of Law and Economics, the Review of Economics and Statistics, the Journal of Health Economics and other peer-reviewed journals. Her most recent books include Managed Care and Monopoly Power: The Antitrust Challenge (Harvard University Press, 2003) and Uncertain Times: Kenneth Arrow and the Changing Economics of Health Care (Duke University Press, 2003).
Haas-Wilson has served as a consultant on antitrust issues to the Federal Trade Commission, the Massachusetts Attorney General, the California Department of Corporations and numerous private entities. For example, see the Decision in Evanston Northwestern Healthcare Corporation (2005) (PDF).
Professor Haas-Wilson was a recipient of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Investigator Awards in Health Policy Research.
Selected Articles by Topic
Antitrust Policy and Health Care Markets
"Hospital Mergers and Competitive Effects: Two Retrospective Analyses," (with C. Garmon) Internation Journal of Economics of Business 18:1 (February 2011).
"The Effect of Vertical Consolidation in Health Care Markets," in Managed Care and Monopoly Power (Harvard University Press, 2003).
"Are Invisible Hands Good Hands? Moral Hazard, Competition, and the 2nd Best in Health Care Markets," (with M. Gaynor and W. Vogt) The Journal of Political Economy 108:5 (October 2000).
"Change, Consolidation, and Competition in Health Care Markets," (with M. Gaynor) The Journal of Economic Perspectives 13:1 (Winter 1999).
“Physician Networks and Their Implications for Competition in Health Care Markets,” (with M. Gaynor) Health Economics 7 (1998).
Economics of Regulation
"Women's Reproductive Choices: The Impact of Medicaid Funding Restrictions," Family Planning Perspectives 29:5 (September/October 1997).
"The Impact of State Abortion Restrictions on Minors' Demand for Abortions," The Journal of Human Resources 31:1 (Winter 1996).
"The Economic Impact of State Restrictions on Abortions: Parental Consent and Notification Laws and Medicaid Funding Restrictions," Journal of Policy Analysis and Management 12:3 (Summer 1993).
"The Impact of Vendorship Legislation and Inter-Professional Competition in the Market for Social Workers' Services," International Journal of Law and Psychiatry 14:4 (October 1991).
"Strategic Regulatory Entry Deterrence: An Empirical Test in the Ophthalmic Market," Journal of Health Economics 8:3 (December 1989).
"Tying Requirements in Markets with Many Sellers: The Contact Lens Industry," The Review of Economics and Statistics, Vol. 69 (February 1987).
"The Effect of Commercial Practice Restrictions: The Case of Optometry," Journal of Law and Economics, Vol. 29 (April 1986).
Health Care Quality, Prices, Information and Reputations
"Arrow and the Information Market Failure in Health Care: The Changing Content and Sources of Health Care Information," Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law 26:5 (October 2001).
"Consumer Information and Providers' Reputations: An Empirical Test in the Market for Outpatient Psychotherapy," Journal of Health Economics 9 (1990).
"Quality and Provider Choice: A Multinomial Logit-Least Squares Model with Selectivity," (with E. Savoca), Health Services Research 24:6 (February 1990).
Economics of Mental Health Care
"Competition and the Mental Health Care System," (with A. Cuellar) The American Journal of Psychiatry 166:3 (March 2009).
"Demand for Mental Health Services: An Episode of Treatment Approach," (with R. Scheffler and A. Cheadle), Southern Economic Journal, Vol. 55 (July 1989).