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The End of the Federal Tobacco Program: Economic Impacts of the Deregulation of U.S. Tobacco Production

A. Blake Brown, Randal R. Rucker and Walter N. Thurman.

in Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Manufacturing; International Trade; Economics of Health; Regulation and Industrial Policy; Agricultural Economics. 9724 words.

In 2004, Congress ended the sixty-six-year-old federal tobacco program, effectively deregulating production and prices. With deregulation came a buyout package, with cigarette manufacturers...

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The Impact of Competition on Management Quality: Evidence from Public Hospitals

Nicholas Bloom, Carol Propper, Stephan Seiler and John Van Reenen.

in The Review of Economic Studies

April 2015; p ublished online January 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economics of Health; Particular Labour Markets; International Trade; Wages, Compensation, and Labour Costs. 17288 words.

We analyse the causal impact of competition on managerial quality and hospital performance. To address the endogeneity of market structure we analyse the English public hospital sector...