Juan Pablo Atal
    I am an Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Pennsylvania. 

    My research interests are in the areas of Public Economics and Industrial Organization,
    with a focus on Health Economics.
    You can download my CV here.

Contact Info:
Address : 133 South 36th Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19104           
Phone   :  510-590-8303
Email    :  ataljp@econ.upenn.edu

Working Papers

Work in Progress

Long-Term Health Insurance: Theory Meets Evidence (with Hanming Fang, Martin Karlsson and Nicolas R. Ziebarth)

The Economics of Public Pharmacies: Quasi- and experimental evidence from Local Markets (with José Ignacio Cuesta Felipe Gonzalez and Cristobal Otero)

The Efficient Public-Private Mix of Emergency Services (with Jorge Alé-Chilet)

Queuing policies, quality of care and efficiency in the ED (with David Silver and Torsten Walter)


"Exit, Voice or Loyalty? An Investigation into Mandated Portability of Front-Loaded Private Health Plans(with Hanming Fang, Martin Karlsson and Nicolas R. Ziebarth), Journal of Risk and Insurance, 2017

"Robustness of Reference Pricing Studies on Outpatient Medical Procedures" (with Tim Brown) (Forthcoming Health Economics)
Policy Papers

"New Century, Old Disparities: Gender and Ethnic Wage Gaps in Latin America" (with Hugo Ñopo, and Natalia Winder), IADB Working paper series No. 109, 2009

"Safe and Sound Social Policy: Reconciling Protection with Productivity"with  Hugo Ñopo, in Pages, Carmen (ed) "The Age of Productivity, Transforming Economies From the Bottom Up", 2010.


nopomatch (with Alejandro Hoyos and  Hugo Ñopo): 

STATA module to decompose the outcome gap between two groups using exact matching, following the methodology developed by Ñopo 2008 (Matching as a Tool to Decompose Wage Gaps, ReStat). nopomatch performs the matching, computes the gap decomposition and provides the standard deviation of the unexplained component of the gap.