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  • Winter, J., Balza, R., Caro, F., Heiss, F., Jun, B., Matzkin, R., McFadden, D.: “Medicare prescription drug coverage: Consumer information and preferences.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 103(20), 7929-7934 (2006).
    Available online: doi:10.1073/pnas.0601837103
  • Heiss, F., McFadden, D., Winter, J.: “Who failed to enroll in Medicare Part D, and why? Early results.” Health Affairs, 25, w344-w354 (2006).
    Available online: doi:10.1377/hlthaff.25.w344
  • Heiss, F., McFadden, D., Winter, J.: “Mind the gap! Consumer perceptions and choices of Medicare Part D prescription drug plans.” In: D. A. Wise, ed., Research Findings in the Economics of Aging, Chicago and London: Chicago University Press, 413-481 (2010).
    Earlier version available online: NBER Working Paper No. 13627
  • Stowasser, T., Heiss, F., McFadden, D., Winter, J.: “'Healthy, wealthy, and wise?' revisited: An analysis of the causal pathways from socio-economic status to health.” In: D. A. Wise, ed., Investigations in the Economics of Aging, Chicago and London: Chicago University Press, 267-317 (2012).
    Earlier version available online: NBER Working Paper No. 17273
  • Vetter, S., Heiss, F., McFadden, D., Winter, J.: “Risk attitudes and Medicare Part D enrollment decisions.” Economics Letters, 119, 128-132 (2013).
    Available online: doi:10.1016/j.econlet.2013.01.033
  • Farbmacher, H., Winter, J.: “Per-period co-payments and the demand for health care: Evidence from survey and claims data.” Health Economics, 22, 1111–1123 (2013).
    Available online: doi:10.1002/hec.2955
  • Kesternich, I., Heiss, F., McFadden, D., Winter, J.: “Suit the action to the word, the word to the action: Hypothetical choices and real decisions in Medicare Part D.” Journal of Health Economics, 32, 1313-1324 (2013).
    Available online: doi:10.1016/j.jhealeco.2012.11.006
  • Heiss, F., Leive, A.; McFadden, D., Winter, J.: “Plan selection in Medicare Part D: Evidence from administrative data.” Journal of Health Economics, 32, 1325-1344 (2013).
    Available online: doi:10.1016/j.jhealeco.2013.06.006
  • Kesternich, I., Siflinger, B., Smith, J., Winter, J.: “The effects of World War II on economic and health outcomes across Europe.” Review of Economics and Statistics, 96, 103-118 (2014).
    Available online: doi:10.1162/REST_a_00353
  • Barcellos, S. H., Wuppermann, A., Carman, K. G., Bauhoff, S., McFadden, D., Kapteyn, A., Winter, J., Goldman, D. “Preparedness of Americans for the Affordable Care Act.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Science of the United States of America (PNAS), 111, 5497-5502 (2014).
    Available online: 10.1073/pnas.1320488111
  • Winter, J., Wuppermann, A.: “Do they know what's at risk? An empirical analysis of health risk perception among the obese.” Health Economics, 23, 564-585 (2014).
    Available online: doi:10.1002/hec.2933
  • Stowasser, T., Heiss, F., McFadden, D., Winter, J.: “Understanding the SES gradient in health among the elderly: The role of childhood circumstances.” In: D. A. Wise, ed., Discoveries in the Economics of Aging, Chicago and London: Chicago University Press, 187-219 (2014).
  • Hoffmann, S., Caro, F. G., Gottlieb, A. S., Kesternich, I., Winter, J.: “Contributions of second opinions, outcome forecasts, and testimonials to patient decisions about knee-replacement surgery.” Medical Decision Making, 34, 603-614 (2014).
    Available online: doi:10.1177/0272989X14527796
  • Caro, F. G., Gottlieb, A. S., Hoffmann, S., Kesternich, I., Winter, J.: “The role of outcome forecasts in patients’ treatment decisions: Evidence from a survey experiment on knee replacement surgery.” Forthcoming, Health Services Research.
  • Kesternich, I., Siflinger, B., Smith, J., Winter, J.: “Individual behavior as a pathway between early-life shocks and adult health: Evidence from hunger episodes in post-war Germany.” Forthcoming, Economic Journal.
    Earlier version available online: RAND Working Paper No. WR-1015
  • Heiss, F., McFadden, D., Winter, J.: “Regulation of health insurance markets:  Lessons from enrollment, plan choice, and adverse selection in Medicare Part D.” Revise and resubmit, American Economic Journal: Economic Policy.
    Available online: NBER Working Paper No. 15392
  • Farbmacher, H., Ihle, P., Schubert, I., Winter, J., Wuppermann, A. “Heterogeneous effects of a nonlinear price schedule for outpatient care.” Revise and resubmit, Health Economics.
    Available online: CESifo Working Paper No. 4499 (PDF, 990 kB)