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Accounting for Anticipation Effects: An Application to Medical Malpractice Tort Reform


Anup Malani


University of Chicago - Law School; University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine; Resources for the Future; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Julian Reif


University of Chicago

October 17, 2011

U of Chicago Law & Economics, Olin Working Paper No. 578

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While conducting empirical work, researchers sometimes observe changes in outcomes before adoption of a new treatment program. The conventional diagnosis is that treatment is endogenous. Observing changes in outcomes prior to treatment is also consistent, however, with anticipation effects. This paper provides a framework for comparing the different methods for estimating anticipation effects and proposes a new set of instrumental variables that can address the problem that subjects' expectations are unobservable. The paper uses this framework to analyze the effect of tort reform on physician supply and finds that accounting for anticipation effects doubles the estimated effect of tort reform.

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Date posted: October 22, 2011  

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Malani, Anup and Reif, Julian, Accounting for Anticipation Effects: An Application to Medical Malpractice Tort Reform (October 17, 2011). U of Chicago Law & Economics, Olin Working Paper No. 578. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1945419 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1945419

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University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
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Julian Reif
University of Chicago ( email )
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