Richard G. Frank

Harvard Medical School

Margaret T. Morris Professor of Health Economics

Department of Health Care Policy

Boston, MA 02115

United States

National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

1050 Massachusetts Avenue

Cambridge, MA 02138

United States

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Can You Get What You Pay For? Pay-for-Performance and the Quality of Healthcare Providers

RAND Working Paper Series No. WR- 680
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 16 Apr 2009
RAND Corporation, Harvard Medical School and Harvard University - T.H. Chan School of Public Health
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pay-for-performance, healthcare, quality, multitasking

Can You Get What You Pay for? Pay-for-Performance and the Quality of Healthcare Providers

NBER Working Paper No. w14886
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 20 Apr 2009 Last Revised: 05 Sep 2010
RAND Corporation, Harvard Medical School and Harvard University - T.H. Chan School of Public Health
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"Generic Entry and the Pricing of Pharmaceuticals"

NBER Working Paper No. w5306
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 19 Jun 2000 Last Revised: 20 Sep 2014
Richard G. Frank and David S. Salkever
Harvard Medical School and UMBC, Department of Public Policy
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Behavioral Economics and Health Economics

NBER Working Paper No. w10881
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 29 Oct 2004 Last Revised: 01 Apr 2015
Richard G. Frank
Harvard Medical School
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Economics and Mental Health

NBER Working Paper No. w7052
Number of pages: 100 Posted: 02 Apr 1999 Last Revised: 18 Jan 2002
Richard G. Frank and Thomas G. McGuire
Harvard Medical School and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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Excess Prices for Drugs in Medicare: Diagnosis and Prescription

HKS Working Paper No. RWP18-005
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 02 Feb 2018
Richard G. Frank and Richard J. Zeckhauser
Harvard Medical School and Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS)
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Pricing, Patent Loss and the Market for Pharmaceuticals

NBER Working Paper No. w3803
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 25 Jun 2004
Richard G. Frank and David S. Salkever
Harvard Medical School and UMBC, Department of Public Policy
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Price Indexes for Medical Care Goods and Services: an Overview of Measurement Issues

NBER Working Paper No. w6817
Number of pages: 63 Posted: 28 Dec 1998 Last Revised: 11 Oct 2010
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management, Harvard University - Department of Economics, Harvard Medical School, (Deceased), Harvard Medical School; Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) and The Brookings Institute
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Price Indexes for Medical Care Goods and Services: An Overview of Measurement Issues

Harvard Institute of Economic Research Paper No. 1851
Posted: 26 Jul 2000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management, Harvard University - Department of Economics, Harvard Medical School, (Deceased), Harvard Medical School; Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) and The Brookings Institute

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Choice, Price Competition and Complexity in Markets for Health Insurance

NBER Working Paper No. w13817
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 15 Feb 2008 Last Revised: 11 Nov 2013
Richard G. Frank and Karine Lamiraud
Harvard Medical School and ESSEC Business School
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The Medical Treatment of Depression, 1991-1996: Productive Inefficiency, Expected Outcome Variations, and Price Indexes

NBER Working Paper No. w7816
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 28 Jul 2000 Last Revised: 25 Jun 2001
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management, Harvard Medical School, Yale University - School of Public Health, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Medical School & Harvard School of Public
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The Medical Treatment of Depression, 1991-1996: Productive Inefficiency, Expected Outcome Variations, and Price Indexes

Posted: 11 Aug 2001
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management, Harvard Medical School, Yale University - School of Public Health, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Medical School & Harvard School of Public

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How Good a Deal Was the Tobacco Settlement?: Assessing Payments to Massachusetts

NBER Working Paper No. w7747
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 22 Jul 2000 Last Revised: 04 Sep 2015
Harvard University - Department of Economics, Harvard University - T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Harvard Medical School, Greylock McKinnon Associates, Greylock McKinnon Associates, Harvard Medical School; Harvard Kennedy School (HKS), Harvard University - T.H. Chan School of Public Health and University of Washington - Evans School
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Measuring Adverse Selection in Managed Health Care

NBER Working Paper No. w6825
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 06 Jan 1999 Last Revised: 11 Oct 2010
Richard G. Frank, Jacob Glazer and Thomas G. McGuire
Harvard Medical School, Tel Aviv University - Faculty of Management and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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The Impact of Psychiatric Disorders on Labor Market Outcomes

NBER Working Paper No. w5989
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 25 May 2006 Last Revised: 04 Apr 2008
Susan L. Ettner, Richard G. Frank and Ronald C. Kessler
Harvard University - Harvard Medical School, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Medical School
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The Impact of Psychiatric Disorders on Labor Market Outcomes

INDUSTRIAL AND LABOR RELATIONS REVIEW, Oct. 1997
Posted: 03 Sep 1997
Susan L. Ettner, Richard G. Frank and Ronald C. Kessler
Harvard University - Harvard Medical School, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Medical School

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The Regulation of Prescription Drug Competition and Market Responses: Patterns in Prices and Sales Following Loss of Exclusivity

NBER Working Paper No. w19487
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 05 Oct 2013 Last Revised: 08 Oct 2014
IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management, Brookings Institution - Economic Studies Program, Boston University Questrom School of Business, Harvard Medical School, IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics and University of Chicago - Booth School of Business
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Mental Health Treatment and Criminal Justice Outcomes

NBER Working Paper No. w15858
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 05 Apr 2010
Richard G. Frank and Thomas G. McGuire
Harvard Medical School and Harvard University - Department of Health Care Policy
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Market Forces and the Public Good: Competition Among Hospitals and Provision of Indigent Care

NBER Working Paper No. w3136
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 03 Jul 2007 Last Revised: 29 Jul 2010
Richard G. Frank, David S. Salkever and Jean Mitchell
Harvard Medical School, UMBC, Department of Public Policy and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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Market Forces and the Public Good: Competition Among Hospitals and Provision of Indigent Care

NBER Working Paper No. w3136
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 18 Apr 2007 Last Revised: 29 Jul 2010
Richard G. Frank, David S. Salkever and Jean Mitchell
Harvard Medical School, UMBC, Department of Public Policy and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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Real Output in Mental Health Care During the 1990s

NBER Working Paper No. w11557
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 28 Sep 2005 Last Revised: 01 Aug 2010
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management, McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Medical School & Harvard School of Public
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Price Indexes for the Treatment of Depression

NBER Working Paper No. w6417
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 17 Jul 2000 Last Revised: 08 Oct 2010
Richard G. Frank, Ernst R. Berndt and Susan H. Busch
Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management and Yale University - School of Public Health
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Early Retirement and Public Disability Insurance Applications: Exploring the Impact of Depression

NBER Working Paper No. w12237
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 25 May 2006 Last Revised: 27 Jul 2006
Rena M. Conti, Ernst R. Berndt and Richard G. Frank
Harvard Medical School - Department of Health Care, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management and Harvard Medical School
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Price Indexes for Acute Phase Treatment of Depression

NBER Working Paper No. w6799
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 17 Dec 1998 Last Revised: 11 Oct 2010
Ernst R. Berndt, Susan H. Busch and Richard G. Frank
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management, Yale University - School of Public Health and Harvard Medical School
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Welfare Reform, Work Requirements, and Employment Barriers

NBER Working Paper No. w12480
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 30 Aug 2006 Last Revised: 09 Aug 2010
Ellen Meara and Richard G. Frank
Harvard Medical School and Harvard Medical School
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Economic Issues in Vaccine Purchase Arrangements

NBER Working Paper No. w5248
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 26 Jul 2000 Last Revised: 19 Mar 2008
David S. Salkever and Richard G. Frank
UMBC, Department of Public Policy and Harvard Medical School
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Cost-Offsets of New Medications for Treatment of Schizophrenia

NBER Working Paper No. w12643
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 20 Nov 2006 Last Revised: 20 Jul 2010
Harvard Medical School, Harvard University - Department of Health Care Policy and Harvard Medical School & Harvard School of Public
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Impact of a Managed Behavioral Health Care Carve-Out: A Case Study of One HMO

NBER Working Paper No. w6242
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 07 Sep 2000 Last Revised: 04 May 2013
Harvard Medical School, Harvard Medical School, Harvard Medical School and Prudential Securities
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Access to Long Term Care after a Wealth Shock: Evidence from the Housing Bubble and Burst

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 6823
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 22 Feb 2018
Joan Costa-Font, Richard G. Frank and Katherine Swartz
London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE), Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Public Health, Harvard University
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long term care, housing equity, housing bubble, informal care, home health care, nursing home care

Access to Long-Term Care after a Wealth Shock: Evidence from the Housing Bubble and Burst

NBER Working Paper No. w23781
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 11 Sep 2017
Joan Costa-Font, Richard G. Frank and Katherine Swartz
London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE), Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Public Health, Harvard University
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The Effect of Maternal Depression and Substance Abuse on Child Human Capital Development

NBER Working Paper No. w15314
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 08 Sep 2009 Last Revised: 08 Oct 2009
Richard G. Frank and Ellen Meara
Harvard Medical School and Harvard Medical School
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Quality-Constant Price Indexes for the Ongoing Treatment of Schizophrenia: An Exploratory Study

NBER Working Paper No. w10022
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 13 Oct 2003 Last Revised: 18 Sep 2009
Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management, McLean Hospital and University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) - Department of Psychiatry
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Organizational Failure and Government Transfers: Evidence from an Experiment in the Financing of Mental Health Care

NBER Working Paper No. w3923
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 27 Dec 2006 Last Revised: 22 Sep 2010
Richard G. Frank and Martin Gaynor
Harvard Medical School and Carnegie Mellon University
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Altruism, Rivalry and Crowding-Out in the Nonprofit Firm's Supply of Charity Services: the Case of Hospitals

NBER Working Paper No. w2753
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 15 Mar 2004 Last Revised: 29 Jan 2014
Richard G. Frank and David S. Salkever
Harvard Medical School and UMBC, Department of Public Policy
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Parity for Mental Health and Substance Abuse Care Under Managed Care

NBER Working Paper No. w6838
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 11 Nov 2003 Last Revised: 11 Oct 2010
Richard G. Frank and Thomas G. McGuire
Harvard Medical School and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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Incentives, Optimality, and Publicly Provided Goods: The Case of Mental Health Services

NBER Working Paper No. w3700
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 27 Apr 2000 Last Revised: 13 Aug 2010
Richard G. Frank and Martin Gaynor
Harvard Medical School and Carnegie Mellon University
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Custom Made Versus Ready to Wear Treatments; Behavioral Propensities in Physician's Choices

NBER Working Paper No. w13445
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 28 Sep 2007 Last Revised: 28 Sep 2010
Richard G. Frank and Richard J. Zeckhauser
Harvard Medical School and Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS)
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The Impact of Medicare's Prospective Payment System on Psychiatric Patients Treated in Scatterbeds

NBER Working Paper No. w2030
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 16 Jul 2004 Last Revised: 21 Jul 2010
Harvard Medical School, Graduate School of Public Health, Independent, Government of the United States of America - Division of Services and Intervention Research and University of Maryland School of Medicine
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Updated Estimates of the Impact of Prenatal Care on Birthweight Outcomes by Race

NBER Working Paper No. w3624
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 08 Jan 2008
Harvard Medical School, Johns Hopkins University - School of Hygiene and Public Health, UMBC, Department of Public Policy and University of Maryland
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Pricing and Location of Physician Services in Mental Health

NBER Working Paper No. w1514
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 25 Jun 2004 Last Revised: 23 Aug 2010
Richard G. Frank
Harvard Medical School
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Alternate Insurance Arrangements and the Treatment of Depression: What are the Facts?

NBER Working Paper No. w5813
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 11 Jul 2000 Last Revised: 18 May 2001
Ernst R. Berndt, Richard G. Frank and Thomas G. McGuire
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Sloan School of Management, Harvard Medical School and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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The Effect of Mental Distress on Income: Results from a Community Survey

NBER Working Paper No. w2433
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 07 Jul 2004 Last Revised: 27 Aug 2010
Richard G. Frank and Paul J. Gertler
Harvard Medical School and University of California, Berkeley - Haas School of Business
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Dominated Choices and Medicare Advantage Enrollment

NBER Working Paper No. w20181
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 02 Jun 2014
Chris Afendulis, Anna Sinaiko and Richard G. Frank
Harvard University - Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard University and Harvard Medical School
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Economic Rents Derived from Hospital Privileges in the Market for Podiatric Services

NBER Working Paper No. w2207
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 04 Jan 2007 Last Revised: 19 Jul 2010
Harvard Medical School, affiliation not provided to SSRN, Johns Hopkins University - Department of Health Policy and Management and UMBC, Department of Public Policy
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Enrollment in Medicare Advantage Plans in Miami-Dade County: Evidence of Status Quo Bias?

NBER Working Paper No. w19639
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 16 Nov 2013
Anna Sinaiko, Chris Afendulis and Richard G. Frank
Harvard University, Harvard University - Department of Health Care Policy and Harvard Medical School
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High-Priced Drugs in Medicare Part D: Diagnosis and Potential Prescription

NBER Working Paper No. w24240
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 29 Jan 2018
Richard G. Frank and Richard J. Zeckhauser
Harvard Medical School and Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS)
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Economic Incentives and Contracts: The Use of Psychotropic Medications

Contemporary Economic Policy, Vol. 26, Issue 1, pp. 49-72, January 2008
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 18 Jan 2008
Davina C. Ling, Ernst R. Berndt and Richard G. Frank
affiliation not provided to SSRN, affiliation not provided to SSRN and Harvard Medical School
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Poverty Programs, Initiation of Prenatal Care and the Rate of Low Birthweight Births

NBER Working Paper No. w3215
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 18 Apr 2011 Last Revised: 19 Oct 2015
Harvard Medical School, Johns Hopkins University - School of Hygiene and Public Health, UMBC, Department of Public Policy and University of Maryland
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Demand Response to Cost Sharing under Managed Health Care

Contemporary Economic Policy, Vol. 27, Issue 1, pp. 1-15, January 2009
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 26 Jan 2009
Chunling Lu, Richard G. Frank and Thomas G. McGuire
Harvard Initiative for Global Health, Harvard Medical School and Harvard University - Department of Health Care Policy
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Managed Behavioral Health Care Carve-Outs: Past Performance and Future Prospects

Annual Review of Public Health, Vol. 28, April 2007
Posted: 24 Dec 2007
Richard G. Frank and Rachel L. Garfield
Harvard Medical School and Harvard University - Department of Health Care Policy

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managed care, substance abuse, mental health