Abby E. Alpert

The Wharton School
University of Pennsylvania
3641 Locust Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Tel: 215/746-3174

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NBER Program Affiliations: HC
NBER Affiliation: Faculty Research Fellow
Institutional Affiliation: University of Pennsylvania

NBER Working Papers and Publications

July 2020How Do Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs Reduce Opioid Prescribing? The Role of Hassle Costs versus Information
with Sarah E. Dykstra, Mireille Jacobson: w27584
November 2019Origins of the Opioid Crisis and Its Enduring Impacts
with William N. Evans, Ethan M.J. Lieber, David Powell: w26500
January 2017Supply-Side Drug Policy in the Presence of Substitutes: Evidence from the Introduction of Abuse-Deterrent Opioids
with David Powell, Rosalie Liccardo Pacula: w23031

Published: Abby Alpert & David Powell & Rosalie Liccardo Pacula, 2018. "Supply-Side Drug Policy in the Presence of Substitutes: Evidence from the Introduction of Abuse-Deterrent Opioids," American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, vol 10(4), pages 1-35. citation courtesy of

November 2015Prescription Drug Advertising and Drug Utilization: The Role of Medicare Part D
with Darius Lakdawalla, Neeraj Sood: w21714
October 2015Effects of Payment Reform in More versus Less Competitive Markets
with Neeraj Sood, Kayleigh Barnes, Peter Huckfeldt, Jose Escarce: w21654

Published: Neeraj Sood & Abby Alpert & Kayleigh Barnes & Peter Huckfeldt & José J. Escarce, 2017. "Effects of payment reform in more versus less competitive markets," Journal of Health Economics, vol 51, pages 66-83. citation courtesy of

August 2013Perverse Reverse Price Competition: Average Wholesale Prices and Medicaid Pharmaceutical Spending
with Mark Duggan, Judith K. Hellerstein: w19367

Published: Alpert, Abby & Duggan, Mark & Hellerstein, Judith K., 2013. "Perverse reverse price competition: Average wholesale prices and Medicaid pharmaceutical spending," Journal of Public Economics, Elsevier, vol. 108(C), pages 44-62. citation courtesy of

March 2005Technology, Monopoly, and the Decline of the Viatical Settlements Industry
with Neeraj Sood, Jay Bhattacharya: w11164

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