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The Atlanta Fed's Center for Human Capital Studies and The Andrew Young School at Georgia State will host the 16th Annual Southeastern Health Economics Study Group November 2–3, 2018, at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta.

The study group is by invitation only and space is limited, so please register as soon as possible to guarantee your spot. The conference hotel is the Loew's Atlanta Hotel. Please register by Monday, October 3, to receive the conference rate. If you have any questions, contact Lisa Piggott or Melinda Pitts.


Thursday, November 1, 2018 Conference information
6:30 p.m. Preconference dinner
Friday, November 2, 2018
8:00 a.m. Continental breakfast
8:30 Welcome
Melinda Pitts, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
Session 1
Moderator: Melinda Pitts, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
8:45 A Reevaluation of the Effects of State and Federal Dependent Coverage Mandates on Health Insurance Coverage Adobe PDF file format
Presenter: Scott Barkowski, Clemson University
Coauthors: Joanne Song McLaughlin and Alex Ray
Discussant: Jason Huh, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
9:45 Participation and Performance in Accountable Care Organizations Adobe PDF file format
Presenter: Kole Reddig, Carnegie Mellon University
Discussant: Chris Cronin, University of Notre Dame
10:45 Break
11:00 Mortality Risk, Insurance, and the Value of Life Off-site link
Presenter: Julian Reif, University of Illinois
Coauthors: Daniel Bauer and Darius Lakdawalla
Discussant: Ian McCarthy, Emory University
12:15 p.m. Lunch
Session 2
Moderator: James Marton, Georgia State University
1:15 The Impact of the Affordable Care Act on Applications for Social Security Disability Benefits 
Presenter: Padmaja Ayyagari, University of South Florida
Discussant: Kitt Carpenter, Vanderbilt University
2:15 Rational Self-Medication Adobe PDF file format
Michael Darden, Johns Hopkins University
Coauthor: Nicholas Papageorge
Discussant: Peter Savelyev, The College of William and Mary
3:15 Break
3:35 The Effect of E-Cigarette Indoor Vaping Restrictions on Infant Mortality
Presenter: Michael F. Pesko, Georgia State Unversity
Coauthor: Michael Cooper
Discussant: Matt Harris, University of Tennessee
4:35 The Effectiveness of the Flu Vaccine in Reducing Physician Office Visits in Children
Presenter: Devon Gorry, Clemson University
Coauthor: Michael Anderson and Carlos Dobkin
Discussant: David Bradford, University of Georgia
5:45 Reception
6:15 Dinner
Saturday, November 3, 2018
8:30 a.m. Continental breakfast
Session 3
Moderator: Tom Mroz, Georgia State University
9:00 The Impact of Paid Maternity Leave on Maternal Health Adobe PDF file format
Presenter: Megan Skira, University of Georgia
Coauthors: Aline Bütikofer and Julie Riise
Discussant: Melanie Guldi, University of Central Florida
10:00 Local Access to Mental Healthcare Treatment and Crime
Monica Deza, Hunter College
Coauthors: Catherine Maclean and Keisha Solomon
Discussant: Michael French, University of Miami
11:00 Break
11:15 Reimbursement Rates for Primary Care Services: Evidence of Spillover Effects to Behavioral Health Off-site link
Presenter: Catherine Maclean, Temple University
Coauthors: Chandler McClellan, Michael F. Pesko, Daniel Polsky
Discussant: Tina Marsh Dalton, Wake Forest University
12:15 p.m. Closing remarks
12:30 Box lunch

Conference Organizers: Melinda Pitts, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, and Tom Mroz, Georgia State University

Steering Committee: W. David Bradford, University of Georgia; Marisa Domino, University of North Carolina; Alvin Headen, North Carolina State University; Michael Morrisey, Texas A&M University; and Frank Sloan, Duke University