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Research

I conduct research in applied microeconomics, with special interests for health economics and law and economics. Specifically, my research focuses on the health care providers’ behavior, cooperation in primary care, medical malpractice liability and behavior change during an outbreak. I use theoretical, empirical and experimental methods.

Thesis

Title: Theoretical and Experimental Study of the Joint Liability between the Physician and the Advanced Practice Nurse
Supervisors: Prof. Cécile Bourreau-Dubois and Prof. Sophie Harnay
Jury: Prof. Sandrine Spaeter-Loehrer (Université de Strasbourg), Prof. Jérôme Wittwer (Université de Bordeaux), Prof. François Cochard (Université de Franche-Comté), Julien Monsquès (IRDES)
Defended on 6 November 2020

Publication

Teamwork in health care and medical malpractice liability: an experimental investigation”, European Journal of Law and Economics, 2021, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10657-021-09708-3

Abstract: The treatment of a patient often implies consultations with different health care professionals. This complex health care pathway raises the issue of the regulation of health care quality. In this study, we explore how teamwork among health care professionals affects the precaution behavior of each one depending on the liability regime. To this end, we develop a theoretical model that is tested in a controlled laboratory experiment. Each health care professional chooses the precaution level invested to treat the patient. His decisions have real consequences outside the lab for charities dealing with real patients. Experimental conditions vary the number of involved health care professionals and the liability regime. Contrary to theory, we show that the negligence rule and strict liability do not provide optimal incentives to take care. The negligence rule is more efficient than strict liability to reduce the absolute deviations from optimal precaution level. Moreover, under both liability rules, teamwork decreases the health care professionals’ precaution levels.

Working Paper

Allocating liability among several physicians: a theoretical model

Work in Progress

Why joining a multi-professional primary care team? An empirical study, joint work with Agnès Gramain

Coordination within multi-professional primary care teams, joint work with Agnès Gramain

How to share damages among multiple injurers? A literature review, joint work with Sarah Van Driessche

Medical malpractice liability: a literature review