PDF files of Published Papers by Albert Ma


Service Motives and Profit Incentives Among Physicians,” International Journal of Health Care Finance and Economics, Vol. 9, 39-57, 2009 (with Geir Godager and Tor Iversen).

Health Care Economics and Policy: An Introduction,” in The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy, Vol.8, Issue 2 (Advances), Article 10, 2008.

The Economics of Consumer Directed Health Care,” in Financing Health Care: New Ideas for a Changing Society, edited by Mingshan Lu and Egon Jonsson, Wiley-VCH Verlag, Weinheim, 2008, 105-123.

Moonlighting: Public Service and Private Practice,” Rand Journal of Economics, Vol. 38, Winter, 1113-1133, 2007 (with Gary Biglaiser).

Altruism and Incentives in Public and Private Health Care,” in Finance and Incentives of the Health Care System, Proceedings of the 50th Anniversay Symposium of the Yrjö Jahnsson Foundation, edited by Antti Suvanto and Hannu Vartiainen, Government Instittute for Economic Research, Helsinki, 2007, 79-104.

"Financial Incentives and Gaming in Alcohol Treatment," Inquiry, Vol. 43(1), Spring 2006, 34-53.

"Provider Client Interaction and Quantity of Health Care Use," Journal of Health Economics, Vol. 23, 1261-1283, 2004 (with Hsien-Ming Lien and Thomas G. McGuire).

"Managed Care and Shadow Price," Health Economics Letters/Health Economics, Vol. 13, 199-202, 2004.

"Public Rationing and Private Cost Incentives," Journal of Public Economics, Vol. 88, 333-352, 2003.

"Managed Care and Trends in Hospital Care for Mental Health and Substance Abuse Treatment in Massachusetts: 1994-1999," Journal of Mental Health Policy and Economics, Vol. 6(1), 3-12, 2003 (with Elaine Fleming, Hsien-ming Lien and Thomas G. McGuire).

"Price and Quality Competition under Adverse Selection: Market Organization and Efficiency," Rand Journal of Economics, Vol. 34, 266-286, 2003, (with Gary Biglaiser).

"Risk Selection and Matching under Performance-Based Contracting," Health Economics, Vol. 12, 339-354, 2003 (with Mingshan Lu and Lasheng Yuan).

"Moral Hazard, Insurance, and Some Collusion," Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Vol. 50, 225-247, 2003 (with Ingela Alger).

"Consistency in Performance Evaluation Reports and Medical Records," Journal of Mental Health Policy and Economic, Vol. 5(4), 141-152, 2002 (with Mingshan Lu).

"Monitoring and Enforcement in Federal Alcohol and Drug Abuse Block Grants," The Economics of Health Care Reform in Asia-Pacific Countries, edited by Teh-Wei Hu and Chee-ruey Hsieh, Edward Elgar, UK, 2002, 257-270 (with Thomas G. McGuire and Yong Weng).

"Network Incentives In Managed Health Care," Journal of Economics & Management Strategy, Vol. 11, 1-35, 2002 (with Thomas G. McGuire).

"Health Insurance, Moral Hazard, and Managed Care," Journal of Economics & Management Strategy, Vol. 11, 81-107, 2002 (with Michael H. Riordan).

"Behavioral Health Expenditures and Organizational Structure," Administration and Policy in Mental Health, Vol. 27, 91-111, 2000 (with Thomas McGuire and Elaine Flemming).

"Investment Incentives of a Regulated Dominant Firm," Journal of Regulatory Economics, Vol. 16, 215-235, 1999 (with Gary Biglaiser).

"Introduction: The Industrial Organization of Health Care III," Journal of Economics & Management Strategy, Vol. 8, 311-313, 1999 (with Thomas McGuire).

"Incentivos en costes y calidad en la atencion sanitaria: una replica," in Incentivos y contratos en los servicios de salud, Pere Ibern (editor), Springer-Verlag Iberica, 1999, 83-86 (translated from "Cost and Quality Incentive in Health Care: A Reply," Journal of Economics & Management Strategy, 1998).

"Sistemas de page en sanidad: incentivos de coste y calidad," in Incentivos y contratos en los servicios de salud, Pere Ibern (editor), Springer-Verlag Iberica, 1999, 63-82 (translated from "Health Care Payment Systems: Cost and Quality Incentives," Journal of Economics & Management Strategy, 1994).

"Incentius de cost i qualitat en l'assistencia sanitaria. Proveidors altruistes," in La Contractacio de Serveis Sanitaris, 65-80 and "Incentivos de coste y calidad en la assistencia sanitaria. Proveedores altruistas" in Contractacio i complra de serveis sanitarias. L'experiencia comparada i el cas de Catalunya, G. Lopez-Casasnovas (editor), Servei Catala de la Salut de la Generalitat de Catalunya, Barcelona, 1998 (English version "Cost and Quality Incentives in Health Care: Altruistic Providers").

"Cost and Incentives in a Behavioral Health Carve-out," Health Affairs, Vol. 17, 53-69, 1998 (with Thomas McGuire).

"Cost and Quality Incentive in Health Care: A Reply," Journal of Economics & Management Strategy, Vol. 7, 139-142, 1998.

"Optimal Health Insurance and Provider Payment," American Economic Review, Vol. 87, 685-704, 1997 (with Thomas McGuire).

"Option Contracts and Vertical Foreclosure," Journal of Economics & Management Strategy, Vol. 6, 725-753, 1997.

"Introduction: The Industrial Organization of Health Care II," Journal of Economics & Management Strategy, Vol. 6, 1-4, 1997 (with Thomas McGuire).

"Regulating a Dominant Firm: Unknown Demand and Industry Structure," Rand Journal of Economics, Vol. 26, 1-19, 1995 (with Gary Biglaiser).

"Using Insights from Game Theory: Penalty Contracts and Monopolizing Strategies," Antitrust, Vol. 9, 6-11, 1994 (with Joseph Brodley).

"Health Care Payment Systems: Cost and Quality Incentives," Journal of Economics & Management Strategy, Vol. 3, 93-112, 1994.

"Renegotiation and Optimality in Agency Contracts," Review of Economic Studies, Vol. 61, 109-129, 1994.

"Paying for Joint Costs in Health Care," Journal of Economics & Management Strategy, Vol. 2, 71-95, 1993 (with Thomas McGuire).

"Bargaining with Deadlines and Imperfect Player Control," Econometrica, Vol. 61, 1313-1339, 1993 (with Michael Manove).

"Quality Competition, Welfare, and Regulation," Zeitschrift fur Nationalokonomie, Journal of Economics, Vol. 58, 153-173, 1993 (with James Burgess).

"Contract Penalties, Monopolizing Strategies and Antitrust Policy," Stanford Law Review, Vol. 45, 1161-1213, May, 1993 (with Joseph Brodley).

"A Signaling Theory of Unemployment," European Economic Review, Vol. 37, 135-157, 1993 (with Andrew Weiss).

"Adverse Selection in Dynamic Moral Hazard," Quarterly Journal of Economics, Vol. 106, 255-275, 1991.

"Efficient Allocation of a "Prize"-King Solomon's Dilemma," GAMES and Economic Behavior, Vol. 1, 222-233, 1989 (with Jacob Glazer).

"Implementation in Dynamic Job Transfers," Economics Letters, Vol. 28, 391-395, 1988.

"Unique Implementation of Incentive Contracts with Many Agents," Review of Economic Studies, Vol. 55, 555-572, 1988.

"Stopping Agents from 'Cheating'," Journal of Economic Theory, Vol. 46, 355-372, 1988 (with John Moore and Stephen Turnbull).