Amanda Starc

  • 124 Citations
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Research Interests

Her research examines the Medicare Advantage, Medicare Part D, and Medicare Supplement ("Medigap") markets, as well as consumer behavior in insurance exchanges. Recent work measures the effectiveness of direct-to-consumer advertising of pharmaceuticals. Her work links models of consumer choice and supply side incentives, and uses a range of econometric techniques to analyze data.

Education/Academic qualification

Business Economics, PhD, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

… → 2011

Economics, BA, Case Western Reserve University

… → 2006

Research interests

  • Health economics
  • Industrial organization

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Health Insurance Exchanges Medicine & Life Sciences
Insurance Medicine & Life Sciences
Health Insurance Medicine & Life Sciences
Choice Behavior Medicine & Life Sciences
Health Care Reform Medicine & Life Sciences
Insurance Carriers Medicine & Life Sciences
health insurance Social Sciences
pricing Social Sciences

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Research Output 2012 2019

  • 124 Citations
  • 10 Article
3 Citations (Scopus)

Ask your doctor? direct-to-consumer advertising of pharmaceuticals

Sinkinson, M. & Starc, A., Jan 1 2019, In : Review of Economic Studies. 86, 2, p. 836-881 46 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Direct-to-consumer advertising
Television advertising
10 Citations (Scopus)

How product standardization affects choice: Evidence from the Massachusetts Health Insurance Exchange

Ericson, K. M. M. & Starc, A., Dec 1 2016, In : Journal of Health Economics. 50, p. 71-85 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Health Insurance Exchanges
Cost Sharing
Insurance Carriers
16 Citations (Scopus)

Who benefits when the government pays more? Pass-through in the Medicare Advantage program

Duggan, M., Starc, A. & Vabson, B., Sep 1 2016, In : Journal of Public Economics. 141, p. 50-67 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Private firms
9 Citations (Scopus)

Measuring consumer valuation of limited provider networks

Ericson, K. M. & Starc, A., May 1 2015, In : American Economic Review. 105, 5, p. 115-119 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

18 Citations (Scopus)

Pricing regulation and imperfect competition on the massachusetts health insurance exchange

Ericson, K. M. M. & Starc, A., Jul 1 2015, In : Review of Economics and Statistics. 97, 3, p. 667-682 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

health insurance