Pinar Karaca-Mandic, PhD
Assistant Professor Pinar Karaca-Mandic received her Ph.D. at the University of California-Berkeley. She is particularly interested in health insurance benefit design and health care regulations and markets. Karaca-Mandic is also a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research.
Division of Health Policy & Management
Pinar Karaca-Mandic received her Ph.D. at the University of California-Berkeley. She is particularly interested in health insurance benefit design and health care regulations and markets. Karaca-Mandic is also a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research.
- PhD, Department of Economics, University of California at Berkeley, 2004
- BA, Mathematics and Economics, concentration in Public Policy, Swarthmore College, Pennsylvania, 1998
PUBH 7796 Field Experience: PHAP (Section 003)
Topics in public health, health economics and law & economics, particularly health insurance benefit design, health care regulations and markets
Health Policy & Management
420 Delaware Street SE, MMC 729
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Phone (Work): 624-8953
Abraham J., Karaca-Mandic, P., Boudreaux M. “Sizing Up the Individual Market for Health Insurance: A Comparison of Survey and Administrative Data Sources”, Medical Care Research and Review, 2013, forthcoming
Jena A., Karaca-Mandic, P., Weaver L., Seabury S. “Predicting new diagnoses of human immunodeficiency virus infection using internet search engine data”, Clinical Infectious Diseases, 2013, forthcoming
Karaca-Mandic, P., Swenson T., Abraham J., Kane B. “Association of Medicare Part D medication out-of-pocket costs with utilization of statin medications”, Health Services Research, forthcoming,
Ben-Ner, A, Karaca-Mandic, P., Ren, T. “Ownership and Quality in Markets with Asymmetric Information: Evidence from Nursing Homes”, B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy, 2012; Volume 12, Article 42
Karaca-Mandic P., Jena A., Joyce G., Goldman, D “ Out-of-Pocket Medication Costs, Medical utilization and the Use of Health Care Services Among Children with Asthma”, Journal of the American Medical Association, 2012; 307(12): 1284-1291
Karaca-Mandic P., Abraham J., Phelps C. “How do Health Insurance Loading Fees Vary by Group Size?: Implications for Healthcare Reform”, International Journal of Health Care Finance and Economics, DOI: 10.1007/s10754-011-9096-4, 2011
Chen, Song, Karaca-Mandic, P, Levin R. “Who values information from a health plan Internet-based decision tool and why: a demographic and utilization analysis”, Health Services Research, DOI: 10.1111/j.1475-6773.2011.01309.x, 2011
Karaca-Mandic, P. Norton E., Dowd B. “Interaction Terms in Non-Linear Models”, Health Services Research, DOI: 10.1111/j.1475-6773.2011.01314.x, 2011
Karaca-Mandic P. "Role of Complementarities in Technology Adoption: The Case of DVD Players", forthcoming at the Quantitative Marketing and Economics
Karaca-Mandic, P., McCullough J., Mustaqeem S., Van Houten HK, Shah N., "The Impact of New Drugs and Biologicals on Colorectal Cancer Treatment and Costs", forthcoming at the American Journal of Managed Care
Kapur K., Karaca-Mandic P., Gates S. Fulton B. "Do Small Group Health Insurance Regulations Influence Small Business Size?", forthcoming at the Journal of Risk and Insurance
Abraham JM., Karaca-Mandic, P., "Regulating the Medical Loss Ratio: Implications for the Individual Market", American Journal of Managed Care, Vol. 17, Number 3, March 2011 (lead article)
Karaca-Mandic P. Joyce G. Goldman D. Laouri M. "Cost Sharing, Family Health Care Burden, and the Use of Specialty Drugs for Rheumatoid Arthritis", Health Services Research, 45: 1227–1250, 2010
Gates S. Karaca-Mandic P., Burgdorf B., Kapur K. "Health Savings Accounts for Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs: Shopping, Take-Up and Implementation Challenges", Open Health Services and Policy Journal, 3,10-20, 2010
Karaca-Mandic P., Ridgeway G. "Behavioral Impact of Graduated Driver Licensing on Teenage Driving Risk and Exposure", Journal of Health Economics, Vol 29(1):48-61, 2010
Kamar E., Karaca-Mandic P., Talley E. "Going-Private Decisions and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002: A Cross-Country Analysis", Journal of Law, Economics and Organization, 25(1):107-133, 2009
Joyce G., Goldman D., Karaca-Mandic P., Lawless G. "Impact of Specialty Drugs on the Use of Other Medical services for the Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis and Multiple Sclerosis", American Journal of Managed Care, Vol.14 (12), 2008
Gates S. Kapur K., Karaca-Mandic P. "Consumer-Directed Health Plans And Health Savings Accounts: Have They Worked for Small Businesses?", Forum for Health Economics & Policy, Vol. 11: Iss. 2, 2008
Joyce G., Goldman D., Karaca-Mandic P. Zheng Y. "Pharmacy Benefit Caps and the Chronically Ill", Health Affairs, Vol 26. No. 5., 2007
Goldman D., Joyce G., Karaca-Mandic P., Sood N. "Adverse Selection in Retiree Prescription Drug Plans", Forum for Health Economics & Policy, Forum: Frontiers in Health Policy Research, Vol. 9, Issue 1, 2006
Edlin A., Karaca-Mandic P. "The Accident Externality from Driving", Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 114, No.51, 2006
Goldman D., Joyce G., Karaca-Mandic P "Varying Pharmacy Benefits With Clinical Status: The Case of Cholesterol-Lowering Therapy", American Journal of Managed Care, Vol.12, No.1 January 2006
Karaca-Mandic P., Train K. "Standard Error Correction in Two-Stage Estimation with Nested Samples", Econometrics Journal Vol. 6, No. 2, 2003
Kamar E., Karaca-Mandic P., Talley E "Sarbanes-Oxley and Small Firms: What is the Evidence?", in In the Name of Entrepreneurship?: The Logic and Effects of Special Regulatory Treatment for Small Business, Susan M. Gates and Kristin Leuschner, Eds. DRR-4152-ICJ, 2007
Gates S. Kapur K., Karaca-Mandic P. "State Health Insurance Mandates, Consumer Directed Health Plans and Health Savings Accounts: Are They a Panacea for Small Businesses?", in In the Name of Entrepreneurship?: The Logic and Effects of Special Regulatory Treatment for Small Business, Susan M. Gates and Kristin Leuschner, Eds. DRR-4152-ICJ, 2007
Assistant Professor, Division of Health Policy and Management, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN. 09/2007-present
Faculty Research Fellow, National Bureau of Economic Research, 04/11-present
Graduate Faculty, Department of Applied Economics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN. 12/2007-present
Faculty Member, Minnesota Population Center, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN. 03/2008-present
Adjunct Economist, RAND Corporation, Santa Monica, CA. 10/2007-07/2010
Associate Economist, RAND Corporation, Santa Monica, CA. 09/2004-09/2007
Visiting Associate in Economics, Division of Humanities and Social Sciences, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA. 03/2006-08/2006
Selected Faculty Member, Delta Omega, Honorary Society in Public Health, 2011
National Institutes of Health, K01 Career Grant, 09/2010-09/2015
The Top 10 Corporate and Securities Articles of 2009 recognition by Corporate Practice Commentator, Vanderbilt University for "Going-Private Decisions and The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002" (Teachers in corporate securities law were asked to select the best corporate and securities articles from a list of articles published and indexed in legal journals in 2009. More than 500 articles were on the list).
Academic Health Center, Faculty Development Grant, University of Minnesota, 2010-2012
Academic Progress Award, Graduate Division, UC Berkeley, Spring 2003.
Dean's Normative Time Fellowship, Graduate Division, UC Berkeley, Fall 2002.
Continuing Student Fellowship, Department of Economics, UC Berkeley, 2001.
Summer Fellowship, Graduate Division, UC Berkeley, 2001.
Olin Foundation Research Assistantship, 2000-2001 and 2001-2002.
Summer Workshop Award, Social Science Research Council, Summer 1999.
First Year Fellowship, Department of Economics, UC Berkeley, 1998-1999.
High Honors, Swarthmore College Honors Program, 1998.
Adams Prize for the Best Empirical Economics Paper, Swarthmore College, 1998.
Selected Member, Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM), 1997.
Selected Member, Sigma Xi Honorary Scientific Society, 1996-1998.
Summer Undergraduate Research Fellow, California Institute of Technology, 1996.