Although end-of-life medical spending is often viewed as a major component of aggregate medical expenditure, accurate measures of this type of medical spending are scarce. Eric French discusses research into the composition and magnitude of medical spending in the three years before death. Eric French is a professor in the Economics Department at UCL, and is also senior economist and research advisor on the microeconomics team in the economic research department at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. French’s research focus is in the areas of econometrics, labor, public and health economics.
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