Too Busy to Be Cured？
时间：2019年3月29日 星期五 12:00 – 13:30
摘要：Monetary cost is emphasized in health economics literature but time cost is largely ignored. This paper investigates how time cost affects the healthcare usage in both China and the US. Using the retirement age policy in both countries, I employ a Regression Discontinuity Design (RDD) and find that the level of hospitalization persistently increases after retirement age. Specifically, a 10 percentage points lower employment is significantly associated with 1.6-3.8 percentage points higher in hospitalization. In addition, the effects are significant among high education people but not in low education group. Finally, eligible people do more physical exercise and have higher healthcare expenditure after retirement age. These results provide a more comprehensive picture of moral hazard and add up to the growing literature about retirement and time use in economics.
报告人简介：黄炜博士是新加坡国立大学校长特聘助理教授。之前，黄博士是国家经济研究局（NBER）博士后研究员。黄博士于二零一六年获得哈佛大学经济学博士学位，于二零一一年获得北京大学国家发展学院经济学硕士学位，于二零零八年获得北京大学物理学院物理学学士学位。他的研究领域是公共经济学，劳动经济学和卫生经济学。他的研究兴趣在健康，教育，种族和中国等领域。他的研究成果已发表在Review of Economic and Statistics, Journal of Labor Economics, American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, Nature, Journal of Economic Perspectives等学术刊物上。2018年起，他担任Economics of Transition的联合主编。