Five questions for health economists

  • Randall P. EllisEmail author


Health economics Behavioral economics Insurance Primary care Risk adjustment 

JEL Classification

I10 I11 I13 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Boston UniversityBostonUSA

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