Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy
Albert A Okuade
William T Smith
This dissertation research consists of three essays in health economics. The first essay is an analysis of Australia's healthcare expenditures based on aggregate time-series data, 1971-2011, using unit root and cointegration tests. The second essay presents econometric estimates of the short- and long-run effects of income and technology proxy on healthcare expenditures using 1991-2009 US state level data and alternative panel cointegration techniques. The third essay examines the association of two important personal health factors - gaining employment and health status - of US working-age individuals and their prescription drug utilization and expenditures, using Medical Expenditure Panel Survey data for 2007-2012.
dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.
You, Xiaohui, "Essays in Health Economics" (2016). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 1532.