Contact Details

Douglas Barthold

Douglas Barthold

Project Details

The Effects of Prescription Drug Cost Sharing: Evidence from the Medicare Modernization Act

My job market paper assesses the influence of prescription drug insurance cost sharing on enrollees’ preventable hospitalizations and preventive care utilization, among the elderly in the United States. I use an instrumental variables strategy, which exploits exogenous variation in cost sharing that occurred as a result of the Medicare Modernization Act of 2003. Some of my other research focuses on life course channels from childhood conditions to adult health and SES outcomes, and examines the role of health policies in interrupting cycles of intergenerational poverty transmission.

Project Supervisor(s)

Dr Erin Strumpf, Dr Franque Grimard, and Dr Jody Heymann

Education Profile

PhD candidate in Economics, McGill University. BBA in Management, Economics, and Mathematics, from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.