Walter H. Fisher

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BACKGROUND In 1992, Massachusetts launched a state-wide managed care plan for all Medicaid beneficiaries. METHODS This retrospective, multi-year, cross-sectional study used administrative data from the Massachusetts Division of Medical Assistance and Department of Mental Health, consisting of claims for 16,400 disabled adult patients insured by Medicaid(More)
Purpose Hot flashes are a significant clinical problem for many women. Currently there are limited options to hormone replacement therapy as non-hormonal pharmacological agents are associated with only modest activity and many adverse side effects. Hypnosis is one mind-body therapy that seems particularly promising for treating hot flashes and was(More)
Purpose Hypnotherapy has been shown to be an effective treatment for some conditions such as pain, anxiety, che-motherapy side effects, and hot flashes. Measurement of hypnotizability is essential for research. There are a number of scales that have been developed to measure hypnotizbility in clincal research. However, the currently available scales suffer(More)
Founded in 1963 by two prominent Austrians living in exile – the sociologist Paul F. Lazarsfeld and the economist Oskar Morgenstern – with the financial support from the Ford Foundation, the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education and the City of Vienna, the Institute for Advanced Studies (IHS) is the first institution for postgraduate education and research(More)
This paper analyzes the role of nominal assets in ranking intertemporal budget policies in a growing open economy. Budget policies are ranked in terms of the public's intertemporal tax liability. In our small open economy model, the constraint for the valuation of private and public Þnancial assets is in terms of the exogenous foreign price level. We show(More)
Krugman (1979), building on Salant and Henderson (1978), showed that for a small open economy following policies inconsistent with the fixed exchange rate regime it is on, there is a precise moment when the fixed exchange rate regime would be abandoned. I show that in Krugman's model the timing of collapse may not be unique. The Central Bank may be in(More)
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