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The Fourth Annual Empirical Health Law Conference at Georgetown Law

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Empirical Health Law Conference

Friday, April 19, 2013 * 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM * Room 2000

Eric E. Hotung International Law Building * Georgetown University Law Center

The Fourth Annual Empirical Health Law Conference at Georgetown Law will bring together top scholars to present working papers reflecting the most current set of research projects in the field.  While the subject matters of the papers will vary widely, the conference will focus on the general use of empirical methods to inform health law and policy. Each presentation will be followed by a discussant’s comments and a Q&A period.

RSVP to Alison Woodworth at or (202) 662-9430 

  • Health Insurance Mandates, Mammography, and Breast Cancer Diagnoses

Presenter: Marianne Bitler, University of California-Irvine, Department of Economics

Discussant: Kathy Zeiler, Georgetown University, Law Center

  • Punishment and Deterrence: Evidence from Drunk Driving

Presenter: Benjamin Hansen, University of Oregon, Department of Economics

Discussant: Josh Teitelbaum, Georgetown University, Law Center

  • Medical Leave-Taking after the FMLA: An Empirical Analysis of Affirmative Employment Rights

Presenter: Christopher Griffin, William & Mary, Law School

Discussant: Christine Eibner, RAND, Washington DC

  • Does Federal Spending ‘Coerce’ States? Evidence from State Budgets

Presenter: Brian Galle, Boston College, School of Law

Discussant: Jack Hoadley, Georgetown University, Health Policy Institute

  • Churning under the ACA and State Policy Options for Mitigation

Presenter: Austin Nichols, Urban Institute, Washington DC

Discussant: Andrew Zeitlin, Georgetown University, Public Policy Institute

  • The Effect of Product and Nutrient-Specific Taxes on Shopping Behavior and Nutrition: Evidence from Scanner Data

Presenter: Matthew Harding, Stanford University, Department of Economics

Discussant: Michael Frakes, Cornell University, Law School


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