Penn LDI highlights a new research released as a working paper by the National Bureau of Economic Research co-authored by research associate Atul Gupta which reveals that while privatization substantially improves hospital profitability, enabling them to become financially sustainable even without government subsidy, patient volume decreases by 8.4%, with Medicaid patients experiencing the largest decline in care.
"Hospital Privatization Increases Profits, at What Cost?," Jen Fisher Wilson, Penn LDI, March 2, 2023.
Duggan M, Gupta A, et al. "The Impact of Privatization: Evidence from the Hospital Sector" National Bureau of Economic Research, January, 2023.
PSC/ PARC Associates Atul Gupta, Atheendar Venkatramani and Norma B.Coe publish new research in the Health Affairs Journal titled "Spending And Quality After Three Years Of Medicare’s Voluntary Bundled Payment For Joint Replacement Surgery" which was cited in a blog on the Penn LDI website.
Assistant Professor, Health Care Management, Wharton School
Ph.D., Economics, Stanford University, 2018
Atul Gupta is an Assistant Professor in the department of Health Care Management at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. He joined Wharton in 2017 from Stanford University, where he received his PhD in Economics. His research interests are in Applied Microeconomics, Health Care, Public Finance and Industrial Organization. He is also a Senior Fellow at the Leonard Davis Institute for Health Economics. His current research examines various determinants of productivity in US health care including performance pay for providers, local regulation, the expansion of public insurance programs and the growing role of managed care therein. Prior to Stanford, Atul received his MBA at the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, India and worked as a management consultant at The Boston Consulting Group for several years.