This important series presents timely economic research on health care and health policy issues. Each volume contains approximately five papers from an annual conference held in Washington, D.C. Topics covered include the effects of health policy reforms, changes in health care organization and management, measurement of health outcomes, health care output and productivity, the role of health-related behavior, health and aging, health and children, and health care financing.Contributors Amber E. Barnato, Ernst Berndt, Susan Busch, Richard Frank, Alan M. Garber, James Hughes, Christopher R. Kagay, Darius Lakdawalla, Mark C. McClellan, Michael Moore, Tomas Philipson, Gabriel Picone, Frank Sloan
Alan M. Garber is a staff physician with the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Henry J. Kaiser, Jr. Professor, Professor of Medicine, Professor of Economics, Professor of Business, and Professor of Health Research and Policy at Stanford University. He is also Director of the Health Care Program at the NBER. Irving Singer was Professor of Philosophy at MIT. He was the author of the trilogies The Nature of Love and Meaning in Life, Philosophy of Love: A Partial Summing-Up, Mozart and Beethoven: The Concept of Love in Their Operas, all published by the MIT Press, and many other books.