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Seth Freedman

Assistant Professor
(812) 855-5054
SPEA Room 355

Ph.D., University of Maryland, College Park, 2010
M.A., University of Maryland, College Park, 2009
B.A., Johns Hopkins University, 2005

Professional Experience

  • Assistant Professor, Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs, 2010 - present
  • Robert Wood Johnson Scholar in Health Policy Research, University of Michigan, 2010 - 2012
  • Research Assistant, University of Maryland, 2007 - 2009
  • Teaching Assistant, University of Maryland, 2005 - 2007
  • Research Assistant, Johns Hopkins University, 2004 - 2005

Awards, Honors & Certifications

  • Robert Wood Johnson Scholars in Health Policy Research Fellowship 2010 – 2012
  • Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Dissertation Fellowship, Fall 2009 – Spring 2010
  • Ann G. Wylie Dissertation Fellowship, University of Maryland, Fall 2009
  • NET Institute Summer Research Grant, Summer 2008
  • Graduate Summer Research Fellowship, University of Maryland, Summer 2008
  • Second Prize for Best Third Year Paper, Department of Economics, University of Maryland, 2008
  • Graduate Assistantship, University of Maryland, Fall 2005 – Spring 2009
  • Phi Beta Kappa, University Honors, Economics Department Honors, The Max Hochschild Prize for Excellence in Economics, Johns Hopkins University, May 2005

Professional Interests
Health Economics, Public Economics, Labor Economics

Current Projects
Working Papers

  • “Public Health Insurance Expansion and Hospital Technology Adoption,” (with Haizhen Lin and Kosali Simon), Forthcoming, Journal of Public Economics (NBER Working Paper No. 20159)
  • “Capacity and Utilization in Health Care: The Effect of Empty Beds on Neonatal Intensive Care Admission,” Revise & Resubmit, American Economic Journal: Economic Policy (Available at SSRN)
  • “Information Technology and Patient Health: Analyzing Outcomes, Populations, and Mechanisms” (with Haizhen Lin and Jeff Prince), Under Review (Available at SSRN)
  • “The Signaling Value of Online Social Networks: Lessons from Peer-to-Peer Lending,” (with Ginger Jin), Under Review (NBER Working Paper No. 19820)
  • “The Effect of Deregionalization on Health Outcomes: Evidence from Neonatal Intensive Care”
  • “Learning by Doing with Asymmetric Information: Evidence from,” (with Ginger Jin) (NBER Working Paper No. 16855)

Selected Publications
Full Vita

  • Product Recalls, Imperfect Information, and Spillover Effects: Lessons from the Consumer Response to the 2007 Toy Recalls,” The Review of Economics and Statistics, 94(2), May 2012, 371-388. (with Melissa Kearney and Mara Lederman)
  • “Health Insurance and Hospital Technology Adoption,” in Kristian Bolin, Robert Kaestner (ed.) The Economics of Medical Technology (Advances in Health Economics and Health Services Research, Volume 23) 2012, 177-198.
  • “The Role of the Market in Health Care,” in Jennie Jacobs Kronenfeld, Wendy E. Parmet, Mark A Zezza (ed.) Debates on U.S. Health Care 2012, Sage Publications, Inc. (with Jill Horwitz)