Anne Fitzpatrick

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Graduate Student

  • Fields of Study
    • Development Economics
      Health Economics
  • About

    Anne Fitzpatrick is a Ph.D. candidate in Economics and Public Policy at the University of Michigan. She will be on the job market in Fall 2014. Her research interest is in development economics, specializing on issues of health care in developing economies. For her dissertation she conducted a field experiment in partnership with professors of Pharmacy at Mbarara University, Uganda. In this interdisciplinary project, Ms. Fitzpatrick tests whether health providers  change the price, quality, or menu when customers are more informed about their purchases. The purchased drugs are then tested to determine the quality. She pairs that analysis with surveys of private sector providers and real customers at the same outlets. She finds providers change the menu of products offered when customers get information. They reduce prices among a subset of customers with information, and substantially lower service quality. Drug quality is unaffected. In addition, she has coauthored work with her advisor, Dr. Rebecca Thornton, on the impact of health insurance on children’s healthcare utilization in Nicaragua. Prior to starting her Ph.D., Ms. Fitzpatrick graduated with honors from Cornell University with a B.S. in Industrial and Labor Relations and worked at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve as a Research Assistant.