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dc.contributor.advisorBriggs, Kristie
dc.contributor.authorBaldetti, Nicholas
dc.date.accessioned2019-07-26T18:25:18Z
dc.date.available2019-07-26T18:25:18Z
dc.date.issued2019-06-27
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10504/123337
dc.description.abstractThis dissertation investigates the importance of innovative economic activity and its impact on health outcomes at the county level. The influence of patent assignment activity per county in the United States from 2010 - 2014 on all-cause and specific type mortality rates per 100,000 per county was analyzed. Previous studies have only looked at this relationship at a national or regional level. Here innovation is found to have a statistically significant impact on affecting mortality rates at the county level. This study also suggests that the impact innovation has on mortality rates differs depending on the type of mortality and maintains significance when controlling for medical specific innovation versus non-medical innovative activity. Additionally, evidence shows that the timing effect of innovation is strongest within the year of assignment when impacting mortality rates at the county level, suggesting that the effects of that innovation’s assignment has the strongest impact on the health of the community within the assignment year. Further, results suggest that the innovation of neighboring counties has positive implications for their own population as well as the surrounding counties population by decreasing mortality rates for both that county and counties bound by geographic contiguity. These results highlight important policy implications toward health production and provide a path forward for continued research into health production theory as well as the use of empirical methods to be used to evaluate economic policy and its benefit to population health. Given these results, county officials can better make economic policy decisions based on the positive impact innovation plays in growing local economies while also understanding the role economic innovation plays in impacting their constituencies stock of health.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherCreighton Universityen_US
dc.rightsCopyright is retained by the Author. A non-exclusive distribution right is granted to Creighton University and to ProQuest following the publishing model selected above.en_US
dc.titleInnovation's Impact on County-Level Population Healthen_US
dc.typeDissertation
dc.rights.holderNicholas S. Baldettien_US
dc.publisher.locationOmaha, Nebraskaen_US
dc.description.noteProQuest Traditional Publishing Optionen_US
dc.contributor.cuauthorBaldetti, Nicholas
dc.degree.levelDBA (Doctorate in Business Administration)en_US
dc.degree.disciplineBusiness Administration (graduate program)en_US
dc.degree.nameDoctorate in Business Administrationen_US
dc.degree.grantorGraduate Schoolen_US
dc.degree.committeeNeuman, Eric


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