Diane Alexander


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Diane Alexander conducts research on health, public finance and labor economics, focusing on the provision of health care services and the actions of health care providers.

Her current work studies the role played by new types of providers in health care delivery, focusing on retail and urgent care clinics; the impacts of occupational licensing in the health care industry on access and health; and understanding how payment incentives influence physician decision-making.

Alexander received a B.A. in economics from the University of California at Berkeley and a Ph.D. in economics from Princeton University.

Chicago Fed Letter
Diane Alexander, Ezra Karger, Amanda McFarland | 2020 | No. 445 | August Download
Diane Alexander, Janet Currie, Molly Schnell, Lisa Camner McKay | 2019 | No. 428 Download
Diane Alexander | 2018 | No. 407 Download

Journal Articles and Book Chapters

Check Up Before You Check Out: Retail Clinics and Emergency Room Use
With Janet Currie and Molly Schnell, 2019, Journal of Public Economics, Vol. 178, October.

Is It Who You Are or Where You Live? Residential Segregation and Racial Gaps in Childhood Asthma
With Janet Currie, 2017, Journal of Health Economics, Vol. 55C, September. pp. 186-200.

Are Publicly Insured Children Less Likely to be Admitted to Hospital than the Privately Insured (and Does it Matter)?
With Janet Currie, 2017, Economics and Human Biology, Vol. 25, May, pp. 33-51.

Just What the Nurse Practitioner Ordered: Independent Prescriptive Authority and Population Mental Health
With Molly Schnell, 2019, Journal of Health Economics, Vol. 66, July, pp. 145-162.

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"The Impact of Car Pollution on Infant and Child Health: Evidence from Emissions Cheating," 2019, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, working paper, No. 2019-04.



"Does Physician Pay Affect Procedure Choice and Patient Health? Evidence from Medicaid C-section Use," 2017, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, working paper, No. 2017-07, supplemental data.
Obstetric Medicaid physician fee schedules

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