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Applied Micro Seminar: Julie Cullen

112 Eggers Hall

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Applied Micro Seminar speaker Julie Cullen will present her paper in progress titled "Direct and spillover effects of vaccine-hesitant providers." The seminar will explore the role that physicians play in moderating the take-up of vaccines for their own patients and their patients' social networks. Using Danish administrative data on the universe of Danish children and their healthcare providers, we first construct a measure of providers' propensity to vaccinate based on a two-way fixed effect model. We then show that the constructed measure of provider propensity to administer childhood vaccines directly affects take-up of the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine among adolescent patients. Finally, this seminar will demonstrate that vaccine-hesitant providers affect the take-up decisions beyond those of their own patients. Specifically, having at least one classmate with a provider in the bottom quartile of he propensity distribution reduces the probability of getting the HPV vaccine by about 0.9 percentage points. 

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