Quality regulation and competition: Evidence from Pharmaceutical Markets

   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

Adverse Selection and Lock0-out with Dynamic Incentives in Medicare Part D (with Eduardo Azevedo and Sebastían Fleitas)

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

The Incentives of Patients and Providers in Out-of-network Emergency Visits (with Jorge Alé-Chilet)

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

The Spatial Distribution of Health Care Facilities Within Countries (Torsten Walter)


"Trade Associations and Collusion among many Agents: Evidence from Physicians" (with Jorge Alé-Chilet), The RAND Journal of Economics, forthcoming.
             Online Appendix
"Countervailing Market Power and Consumer Surplus: An Empirical Examination" (with Jorge Alé-Chilet), AEA Papers and Proceedings, forthcoming.

"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, 2019
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.