RE: Theory vs. Data (was: Greenstar <--- MUST SEE)

From: altamira (
Date: Mon Jun 26 2000 - 14:58:03 MDT

Robin, I'm very interested in reading your paper, but I'm having trouble
picking it up. I keep getting the message, "There was an error processing
this page. There was a problem reading this document (109)"


> -----Original Message-----
> From:
> []On Behalf Of Robin Hanson
> The basic fact is that we have data robustly and strongly at odds with
> standard simple theories, and that most health policy advice ignores
> that data. As another example, there is basically no adverse selection
> in insurance when insurance companies are free to price based on what
> they know. And yet policy advice is driven by fixing adverse selection.
> My best health theory attempt so far is:

Robin Hanson
Asst. Prof. Economics, George Mason University
MSN 1D3, Carow Hall, Fairfax VA 22030
703-993-2326 FAX: 703-993-2323

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