上财城市与区域科学学院/十博体育Seminar暨迎百年校庆系列学术报告(2017-2018学年第一学期第八期)

时间:2017-10-24浏览:260设置

【主  题】Affordable Care Encourages Healthy Living: Theory and Evidence from China's New Cooperative Medical Scheme

【报告人】俞宁(南京审计大学社会经济研究院副教授)

时  10月31日(星期09:30-11:00

地  十博体育红瓦楼236会议室

主持人许庆 研究员


报告摘要】

By developing a theory of medical insurance and health behavior with bequest motive, we discover that whether ex ante moral hazard or the opposite occurs hinges upon the differential effects of health behavior on morbidity and mortality. Given that insurance can encourage healthy living by making longevity more affordable, we use a unique experiment of China introducing the New Cooperative Medical Scheme, which is unique in its long-term credibility necessary for our proposed channel, to test the theory. We find that such a scheme reduces by around 9% of cigarette use, and bolsters the subjective perception of the importance of physical exercise and healthy diet. Such effects significantly depend on the local culture of elderly care and the number of children. The research affirms a causal link between concerns about negative bequest and unhealthy behavior and gives advices on how to break the causal link.


【报告人简介】

俞宁,斯坦福大学经济学博士,上海交通大学管理学博士。现为南京审计大学社会与经济研究院副教授,斯坦福大学弗里曼?斯波利国际问题研究所中国农村教育行动计划访问学者。曾担任埃默里大学经济系助理教授、布鲁金斯学会研究员。曾在Economic Theory、Medical Care、China Economic Review、Social Choice and Welfare等7种国际期刊以第一作者或通讯作者发表文章;曾为14种国际期刊担任审稿人。



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