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Economics Professor Wins National Health Care Research Award

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posted: Friday May 24, 2013

AUSTIN, Texas —Eugenio Miravete, associate professor in the Department of Economics at The University of Texas at Austin, has been awarded the 19th Annual Health Care Research Award from the National Institute for Health Care Management (NIHCM).

Miravete was honored for his study titled “Sinking, Swimming or Learning to Swim in Medicare Part D,” which was published in the Oct. 2012 issue of American Economic Review.

The study provides evidence that Medicare Part D participants quickly adapt and learn to reduce rates of overspending within the system, despite substantial controversy about individuals' ability to choose complicated drug insurance products.

NIHCM is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to improving the effectiveness, efficiency, and quality of America’s health care system. The organization sponsors the award “to encourage outstanding work from researchers furthering innovation in healthcare policy and management.”