General registration for the 2018 Annual Health Econometrics Workshop is now open at www.healtheconometrics.org This year workshop will be on Sep 27 – 29 at the Department of Economics, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA. There are three registration categories: • General (non-local): $440 ( automatically covers two nights of lodging and all food during the workshop) • Local (from Baltimore area): $85 (covers all food during the workshop) • Students (Free): (covers registration perks for local and non-local participants) We have a limited number of scholarships; please email me with interest and cc advisor. (Ph.D. students are given preference). Ph.D. students from racial and ethnic groups that have been shown by the National Science Foundation to be underrepresented in health-related sciences on a national basis are especially encouraged to apply. Additional stipends for travel are available for these students. A brief overview of 2018 program: Sep 27: Informal dinner ; Sep 28 7.30 am – Sep 29, 1:00 pm: Workshop Key-Note Speaker: Prof. Eric French from the University College London (https://sites.google.com/site/ericfrenchecon/) Program: • Gautam Gowrisankaran discusses Peter Hull in "Estimating Hospital Quality with Quasi-experimental Data" • Matthew Harris discusses Jian Ni et al. in "Time Inconsistency in Medication Non-adherence: A Dynamic Model " • Sherri Rose discusses Hanners Ullrich et al. in "Battling Antibiotic Resistance: Using Machine Prediction to Improve Prescribing" • Salvador Navarro discusses Jay Bhattacharya et al. in "Technological Advance in Cholesterol Medication Meets Physician Learning: A Non-Parametric Bounding Approach" • TBN discusses Melissa Garrido et al. in "Vector-Based Kernel Weighting: A Simple Estimator for Improving Precision and Bias of Average Treatment Effects in Multiple Treatment Settings" • James O'Malley discusses Frank Windmeijer et al. in "The Confidence Interval Method for Selecting Valid Instruments" • Bill Greene discusses Aaron Schwartz in "Accuracy vs. Incentives: A Tradeoff for Performance Measurement in Public Policy" • Andrew Ching discusses Qing Gong in "Physician Learning and Treatment Choices: Evidence from Brain Aneurysms" • Christopher Cronin discusses David Molitor et al. in "Does When You Die Depend on Where You Live? Evidence from Hurricane Katrina" • Rebecca Thorton discusses Yo Zhong in "Scared to Death? Information Avoidance and Diagnostic Testing"