Richard G. Frank
Department of Health Care Policy
Harvard Medical School
180 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
NBER Program Affiliations:
NBER Affiliation: Research Associate
Institutional Affiliation: Harvard University
NBER Working Papers and Publications
|July 2019||The Price to Consumers of Generic Pharmaceuticals: Beyond the Headlines|
with Andrew Hicks, Ernst R. Berndt: w26120
|Uninsured by Choice? A Choice Experiment on Long Term Care Insurance|
with Faical Akaichi, Joan Costa-Font: w26118
Published: Faical Akaichi & Joan Costa-Font & Richard Frank, 2019. "Uninsured by Choice? A choice experiment on long term care insurance," Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, . citation courtesy of
|January 2018||High-Priced Drugs in Medicare Part D: Diagnosis and Potential Prescription|
with Richard J. Zeckhauser: w24240
|September 2017||Access to Long-Term Care After a Wealth Shock: Evidence from the Housing Bubble and Burst|
with Joan Costa Font, Katherine Swartz: w23781
Published: Costa-Font, Joan & Frank, Richard G. & Swartz, Katherine, 2019. "Access to long term care after a wealth shock: Evidence from the housing bubble and burst," The Journal of the Economics of Ageing, Elsevier, vol. 13(C), pages 103-110. citation courtesy of
|May 2014||Dominated Choices and Medicare Advantage Enrollment|
with Christopher Afendulis, Anna Sinaiko: w20181
Published: Christopher C. Afendulis & Anna D. Sinaiko & Richard G. Frank, 2015. "Dominated choices and Medicare Advantage enrollment," Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, vol 119, pages 72-83.
|December 2013||The Regulation of Prescription Drug Competition and Market Responses: Patterns in Prices and Sales following Loss of Exclusivity|
with Murray L. Aitken, Ernst R. Berndt, Barry Bosworth, Iain M. Cockburn, Michael Kleinrock, Bradley T. Shapiro
in Measuring and Modeling Health Care Costs, Ana Aizcorbe, Colin Baker, Ernst R. Berndt, and David M. Cutler, editors
|November 2013||Enrollment in Medicare Advantage Plans in Miami-Dade County: Evidence of Status Quo Bias?|
with Anna D. Sinaiko, Christopher C. Afendulis: w19639
Published: Anna D. Sinaiko & Christopher C. Afendulis & Richard G. Frank, 2013. "Enrollment in Medicare Advantage Plans in Miami-Dade County," INQUIRY: The Journal of Health Care Organization, Provision, and Financing, vol 50(3), pages 202-215.
|October 2013||The Regulation of Prescription Drug Competition and Market Responses: Patterns in Prices and Sales Following Loss of Exclusivity|
with Murray L. Aitken, Ernst R. Berndt, Barry Bosworth, Iain M. Cockburn, Michael Kleinrock, Bradley T. Shapiro: w19487
|July 2010||Mental Health Treatment and Criminal Justice Outcomes|
with Thomas G. McGuire
in Controlling Crime: Strategies and Tradeoffs, Philip Cook, Jens Ludwig, Justin McCrary, editors
|April 2010||Mental Health Treatment and Criminal Justice Outcomes|
with Thomas G. McGuire: w15858
|September 2009||The Effect of Maternal Depression and Substance Abuse on Child Human Capital Development|
with Ellen Meara: w15314
|April 2009||Can You Get What You Pay For? Pay-For-Performance and the Quality of Healthcare Providers|
with Kathleen J. Mullen, Meredith B. Rosenthal: w14886
Published: Kathleen J. Mullen & Richard G. Frank & Meredith B. Rosenthal, 2010. "Can you get what you pay for? Pay-for-performance and the quality of healthcare providers," RAND Journal of Economics, RAND Corporation, vol. 41(1), pages 64-91. citation courtesy of
|January 2009||Early Retirement and DI/SSI Applications: Exploring the Impact of Depression|
with Rena M. Conti, Ernst R. Berndt
in Health at Older Ages: The Causes and Consequences of Declining Disability among the Elderly, David M. Cutler and David A. Wise, editors
|February 2008||Choice, Price Competition and Complexity in Markets for Health Insurance|
with Karine Lamiraud: w13817
Published: Frank, Richard G. & Lamiraud, Karine, 2009.
"Choice, price competition and complexity in markets for health insurance,"
Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization,
Elsevier, vol. 71(2), pages 550-562, August.
citation courtesy of
|September 2007||Custom Made Versus Ready to Wear Treatments; Behavioral Propensities in Physician's Choices|
with Richard J. Zeckhauser: w13445
Published: Frank, Richard G. & Zeckhauser, Richard J., 2007.
"Custom-made versus ready-to-wear treatments: Behavioral propensities in physicians' choices,"
Journal of Health Economics,
Elsevier, vol. 26(6), pages 1101-1127, December.
citation courtesy of
|October 2006||Cost-Offsets of New Medications for Treatment of Schizophrenia|
with Thomas G. McGuire, Sharon-Lise Normand: w12643
|August 2006||Welfare Reform, Work Requirements, and Employment Barriers|
with Ellen Meara: w12480
|May 2006||Early Retirement and Public Disability Insurance Applications: Exploring the Impact of Depression|
with Rena M. Conti, Ernst R. Berndt: w12237
|January 2006||Real Output in Mental Health Care during the 1990s|
with Ernst R. Berndt, Alisa B. Busch
in Frontiers in Health Policy Research, Volume 9, David Cutler and Alan Garber, organizers
|August 2005||Real Output in Mental Health Care During the 1990s|
with Ernst R. Berndt, Alisa B. Busch, Sharon-Lise Normand: w11557
Published: Berndt, Ernst R., Alisa B. Busch, Richard G. Frank, Sahron-Lise Normand. "Real Output in Mental Health Care during the 1990s." Forum for Health Economics and Policy 9, 1 (2006).
|November 2004||Behavioral Economics and Health Economics|
|October 2003||Quality-Constant Price Indexes for the Ongoing Treatment of Schizophrenia: An Exploratory Study|
with Ernst R. Berndt, Alisa B. Busch: w10022
Published: Frank, Richard G., Ernst R. Berndt, Alisa Busch, and Anthony F. Lehman. “Quality-Constant Prices for the Ongoing Treatment of Schizophrenia: An Exploratory Study." Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance 44, 3 (July 2004): 390-409.
|January 2003||Demand Effects of Recent Changes in Prescription Drug Promotion|
with Meredith B. Rosenthal, Ernst R. Berndt, Julie M. Donohue, Arnold M. Epstein
in Frontiers in Health Policy Research, Volume 6, David M. Cutler and Alan M. Garber, editors
|January 2001||Treatment Price Indexes for Acute Phase Major Depression|
with Ernst R. Berndt, Susan Busch
in Medical Care Output and Productivity, David M. Cutler and Ernst R. Berndt, editors
|Price Indexes for Medical Care Goods and Services -- An Overview of Measurement Issues|
with Ernst R. Berndt, David M. Cutler, Zvi Griliches, Joseph P. Newhouse, Jack E. Triplett
in Medical Care Output and Productivity, David M. Cutler and Ernst R. Berndt, editors
|Creating Price Indexes for Measuring Productivity in Mental Health Care|
with Susan H. Busch, Ernst R. Berndt
in Frontiers in Health Policy Research, Volume 4, Alan M. Garber, editor
|December 2000||Interpreting Changes in Mental Health Expenditures: Minding Our Ps and Qs|
with Ernst Berndt, Susan H. Busch NBER Reporter Winter 01
|July 2000||The Medical Treatment of Depression, 1991-1996: Productive Inefficiency, Expected Outcome Variations, and Price Indexes|
with Ernst R. Berndt, Anupa Bir, Susan H. Busch, Sharon-Lise T. Normand: w7816
Published: Berndt, Ernst R., Anupa Bir, Susan H. Busch, Richard G. Frank and Sharon-Lise T. Normand. "The Medical Treatment Of Depression, 1991-1996: Productive Inefficiency, Expected Outcome Variations, And Price Indexes," Journal of Health Economics, 2002, v21(3,May), 373-396.
|June 2000||How Good a Deal Was the Tobacco Settlement?: Assessing Payments to Massachusetts|
with David M. Cutler, Arnold M. Epstein, Raymond Hartman, Charles King III, Joseph P. Newhouse, Meredith B. Rosenthal, Elizabeth Richardson Vigdor: w7747
Published: Cutler, David M, et al, 2000. " How Good a Deal Was the Tobacco Settlement? Assessing Payments to Massachusetts," Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, Springer, vol. 21(2-3), pages 235-61, November. citation courtesy of
|January 2000||Market Forces, Diversification of Activity, and the Mission of No t-for -Profit Hospitals|
with David S. Salkever
in The Changing Hospital Industry: Comparing Not-for-Profit and For-Profit Institutions, David M. Cutler, editor
|March 1999||Economics and Mental Health|
with Thomas G. McGuire: w7052
- Frank, Richard G. & McGuire, Thomas G., 2000. "Economics and mental health," Handbook of Health Economics, in: A. J. Culyer & J. P. Newhouse (ed.), Handbook of Health Economics, edition 1, volume 1, chapter 16, pages 893-954 Elsevier.
- Richard G. Frank, 1990. "Mental health economics," Administration and Policy in Mental Health, vol 17(3), pages 189-191.
|December 1998||Parity for Mental Health and Substance Abuse Care Under Managed Care|
with Thomas G. McGuire: w6838
Published: Frank, R. G. and T. G. McGuire. “Parity for Mental Health and Substance Abuse Care under Managed Care." The Journal of Mental Health Policy and Economics 1 (1998): 153-159.
|Measuring Adverse Selection in Managed Health Care|
with Jacob Glazer, Thomas G. McGuire: w6825
Published: Frank, Richard G., Jacob Glazer and Thomas G. McGuire. "Measuring Adverse Selection In Managed Health Care," Journal of Health Economics, 2000, v19(6,Nov), 829-854. citation courtesy of
|November 1998||Price Indexes for Medical Care Goods and Services: An Overview of Measurement Issues|
with Ernst R. Berndt, David M. Cutler, Zvi Griliches, Joseph P. Newhouse: w6817
Published: Cutler, David and Ernst R. Berndt (eds.) Medical Output and Productivity. Chicago: University of Chicago Press for the National Bureau of Economic Research, 2001.
|Price Indexes for Acute Phase Treatment of Depression|
with Ernst R. Berndt, Susan H. Busch: w6799
Published: Ernst R. Berndt & Susan Busch & Richard Frank, 2001. "Treatment Price Indexes for Acute Phase Major Depression," NBER Chapters, in: Medical Care Output and Productivity, pages 463-508 National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
|February 1998||Price Indexes for the Treatment of Depression|
with Ernst R. Berndt, Susan H. Busch: w6417
Published: Triplett, Jack E. (ed.) Measuring the prices of medical treatments. Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institution Press, 1999.
|October 1997||Impact of a Managed Behavioral Health Care Carve-Out: A Case Study of One HMO|
with Anne E. Brisson, Elizabeth S. Notman, Julie A. Gazmararian: w6242
|April 1997||The Impact of Psychiatric Disorders on Labor Market Outcomes|
with Susan L. Ettner, Ronald C. Kessler: w5989
Published: Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Vol. 51, no. 1 (October 1997): 64-81 .
|November 1996||Alternate Insurance Arrangements and the Treatment of Depression: What Are the Facts?|
with Ernst R. Berndt, Thomas G. McGuire: w5813
Published: in American Journal of Managed Care, vol.3, no.2, pp.243-252, 1997.
|October 1995||"Generic Entry and the Pricing of Pharmaceuticals"|
with David S. Salkever: w5306
Published: Journal of Economics & Management Strategy, vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 75-90 Spring 1997. citation courtesy of
|September 1995||Economic Issues in Vaccine Purchase Arrangements|
with David S. Salkever: w5248
Published: in Supplying Vaccine: An Economic Analysis of Critical Issues, Pauly,m. (ed .) IOS Press 1996.
|December 1991||Organizational Failure and Government Transfers: Evidence From an Experiment in the Financing of Mental Health Care|
with Martin Gaynor: w3923
Published: "Organization Failure and Government Transfers: Evidence From an Experiment in the Financing of Mental Health Care,"Journal of Human Resources, vol.2 9, no.1, pp.108-125, winter 1994.
|August 1991||Pricing, Patent Loss and the Market For Pharmaceuticals|
with David S. Salkever: w3803
Published: Southern Economic Journal, Vol. 59, No. 2, pp. 165-179 (October 1992).
|May 1991||Incentives, Optimality, and Publicly Provided Goods: The Case of Mental Health Services|
with Martin Gaynor: w3700
Published: Richard G. Frank & Martin Gaynor, 1995. "Incentives, Optimality, and Publicly Provided Goods: the Case of Mental Health Services," Public Finance Review, , vol. 23(2), pages 167-192, April. citation courtesy of
|February 1991||Updated Estimates of the Impact of Prenatal Care on Birthweight Outcomes by Race|
with Donna Strobino, David S. Salkever, Catherine A. Jackson: w3624
Published: Journal of Human Resources, Vol. 27, No. 4, pp. 629-642 (Fall 1992). citation courtesy of
|December 1989||Poverty Programs, Initiation Of Prenatal Care And The Rate Of Low Birthweight Births|
with Donna Strobino, David S. Salkever, Catherine Jackson: w3215
Published: Journal of Human Resources, vol.27, no.4, pp.629-642, 1992.
|October 1989||Market Forces and the Public Good: Competition Among Hospitals and Provision of Indigent Care|
with David S. Salkever, Jean Mitchell: w3136
Published: R. M. Scheffler and L. F. Rossiter, editors. Advances in Health Economicsand Health Services Research, Volume 11, pp. 159-184. Greenwich, CT: JAI Press, 1990.
|October 1988||Altruism, Rivalry and Crowding-Out in the Nonprofit Firm's Supply of Charity Services: The Case of Hospitals|
with David S. Salkever: w2753
Published: "The Supply of Charity Services by Nonprofit Hospitals: Motives and Market Structure." From Rand Journal of Economics, Vol. 22, No. 3, pp. 430-445, ( Autumn 1991).
|November 1987||The Effect of Mental Distress on Income: Results from a Community Survey|
with Paul J. Gertler: w2433
Published: "An Assesment of Measurement Error Bias for Estimating the Effect of Mental Distress on Income." From The Journal of Human Resources, Vol. XXVI, No. 1 , pp. 154-164, (Winter 1991).
|April 1987||Economic Rents Derived from Hospital Privileges in the Market for Podiatric Services|
with Jonathan P. Weiner, Donald M. Steinwachs, David S. Salkever: w2207
Published: Frank, Richard C., Jonathan P. Weiner, Donald M. Steinwachs and David S. Salkever. "Economic Rents Derived from Hospital Privileges in the Market for Podiatric Services," Journal of Health Economics, Vol. 6, pp. 319-337 1987. citation courtesy of
|September 1986||The Impact of Medicare's Prospective Payment System on Psychiatric Patients Treated in Scatterbeds|
with Judith R. Lave, Carl A. Taube, Agnes Rupp, Howard H. Goldman: w2030
Published: in T. G. McGuire and R.M. Scheffler, editors, The Economics of Mental Health Services. Advances in Health Economics and Health Services Research, Volume 8, JAI Press, 1987.
|December 1984||Pricing and Location of Physician Services in Mental Health|
Published: Frank, Richard G. "Pricing and Location of Physician Services in Mental Health." Economic Inquiry, Vol. 23, No. 1, (January 1985), pp. 115-133.