In this discussion, I use Holzhacker, Krishnan, and Mahlendorf (this issue), hereafter HKM, as a point of departure from which to discuss the current state of the two research areas to which they contribute. I will present some big-picture thoughts on research opportunities in their source literatures — the literature on financial management in health care and the literature on cost stickiness — and speculate as to where these literatures might go in the future.
Labro, E. (2015), Health-Care Costs: Discussion of “The Impact of Changes in Regulation on Cost Behavior”. Contemporary Accounting Research, 32: 567–574. doi:10.1111/1911-3846.12114
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