Measuring the Gains from Medical Research: An Economic Approach

Measuring the Gains from Medical Research: An Economic Approach

by Kevin M. Murphy, Robert H. Topel

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ISBN-13: 9780226551791
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 04/15/2010
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 240
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

Kevin M. Murphy is the George J. Stigler Professor of Economics in the Graduate School of Business and the Department of Economics at the University of Chicago. He is coauthor of Social Economics: Market Behavior in a Social Environment.

Robert H. Topel is the Isidore Brown and Gladys J. Brown Professor in Urban and Labor Economics in the Graduate School of Business at the University of Chicago. He is coeditor of The Welfare State in Transition and Labor Market Data and Measurement, both published by the University of Chicago Press.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Kevin M. Murphy and Robert H. Topel
1. The Health of Nations: The Contribution of Improved
Health to Living Standards
William D. Nordhaus
2. The Economic Value of Medical Research
Kevin M. Murphy and Robert H. Topel
3. Pharmaceutical Innovation, Mortality Reduction, and
Economic Growth
Frank R. Lichtenberg
4. The Return to Biomedical Research: Treatment and
Behavioral Effects
David M. Cutler and Srikanth Kadiyala
5. Biomedical Research and Then Some: The Causes of
Technological Change in Heart Attack Treatment
Paul Heidenreich and Mark McClellan
6. Can Medical Cost-Effectiveness Analysis Identify the
Value of Research?
David Meltzer
Contributors
Author Index
Subject Index

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