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The Federal Statistical Research Data Center (FSRDC) for Healthcare Researchers

October 6, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Dr. Pinheiro will discuss how healthcare researchers can benefit from having access to a Federal Statistical Research Data Center (FSRDC). He will present a brief overview of the data available at the FSRDC, emphasizing the distinctions between the restricted data at the FSRDC and the publicly available counterparts. Moreover, he will quickly describe the application process to be granted access to the data. Finally, he will briefly present a paper in health economics (“Health Insurance as a productive factor” by Allan Dizioli and Roberto Pinheiro) that uses publicly available data and discuss how it would benefit from having access to the FSRDC’s restricted data.


Listed below are links to the paper mentioned in the overview, as well as a detailed list of the healthcare databases available at the FSRDC.

Dizioli and Pinheiro 2016 Article        



Speaker Bio:

Roberto Pinheiro is a senior research economist at the Research Department of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland. He is an active researcher in labor markets, organization economics, venture capital, and the economics of health care. His research has been published in leading economic journals, such as the Journal of Political Economy, Journal of Economic Theory, and International Economic Review, among others.

Before joining the Cleveland Reserve Bank in 2015, Dr. Pinheiro was an assistant professor of finance at the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Dr. Pinheiro received a bachelor’s degree in economics from University of São Paulo. He holds an MA and PhD in economics from the University of Pennsylvania, as well as an MA in economics from the Pontifical University of Rio de Janeiro.



October 6, 2017
9:00 am - 10:30 am


Roberto Pinheiro, PhD, Senior Research Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland


MetroHealth Medical Center, Rammelkamp Research Bldg., Conf. Room R219
2500 Metrohealth Drive
Cleveland, OH 44109 United States
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