Date of Award

Summer 8-10-2017

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)



First Advisor

Partha Deb

Second Advisor

Matthew Baker

Academic Program Adviser

Randall Filer


Implementing a nonlinear, Difference-in-Differences estimation method, I quantify the positive impact bundled payment reforms have on vulnerable population groups living in U.S. counties where this cost reducing initiative was implemented. I find statistically significant effects of this health-care initiative on the elderly and the economically disadvantaged individuals.



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