Christopher Hansman, Jonas Hjort, and Gianmarco Leon explore the unintended health consequences of piecemeal regulations that ignore firm’s responses to new incentives by looking at the case of the 2009 Peruvian industrial fishing sector reform.
Married couples are healthier than singles. New work by Nezih Guner, Yuliya Kulikova and Joan Llull seeks to determine the direction of causality by exploiting panel data. (This post first appeared on VoxEU.org)
When migrants enter a new country, do they bring their family planning practices with them? Looking at birth certificate data, Libertad Gonzalez shows that some immigrant populations known to have son-biased birth ratios in their home country also have biased birth ratios in Spain.
Health economists Pau Olivella and Marcos Vera-Hernández test for asymmetric information in the UK’s private health insurance market.