Research

Working Papers

How can policy affect initiation of addictive substance use? Evidence from opioids. With Alex Hollingsworth, Thuy Nguyen, and Kosali Simon.

Why Don’t Retail Prices vary Seasonally with Demand? With R. Andrew Butters and Boyoung Seo. May, 2019.

The Employment Effects of the Social Security Earnings Test. With Alex Gelber, Damon Jones, and Jae Song. November, 2018. Revisions requested, Journal of Human Resources.

Does the individual mandate affect insurance coverage? Regression kink evidence from the population of tax returns. With Brad Heim and Ithai Lurie. October, 2018. Revisions requested, AEJ: Economic Policy. (This paper has not been cleared for public circulation; please email me for a draft.)

Using Non-Linear Budget Sets to Estimate Extensive Margin Responses: Method and Evidence from the Social Security Earnings Test. With Alex Gelber, Damon Jones, and Jae Song. September, 2018.

The Effect of the Risk Corridors Program on Marketplace Premiums and Participation. With Khoa Vu, Tsan-Yao Huang, and Pinar Karaca-Mandic. April, 2018.

Publications

Intertemporal substitution in Health Care Demand: Evidence from the RAND Health Insurance Experiment. With Haizhen Lin. July, 2019. Journal of Public Economics, 175: 29-43.

Estimating Earnings Adjustment Frictions: Method and Evidence from the Social Security Earnings Test. With Alex Gelber and Damon Jones. January, 2019. Accepted, AEJ: Applied.

Why Do HMOs spend Less? Patient Selection, Physician Price Sensitivity, and Prices.  Journal of Public Economics. 2018, 168: 146-161.

The Health Insurance Marketplaces. JAMA (Viewpoint). Available online July 9, 2018.

Demand for Health Insurance Marketplace Plans was Highly Elastic in 2014-2015Economics Letters. 2017, 159: 69-73. With Jean Abraham, Coleman Drake, and Kosali Simon.

The New Stylized Facts About Income and Subjective Well-Being. Emotion, 12(6) 1181-1187, December 2012. With Betsey Stevenson and Justin Wolfers.

Subjective Well-Being, Income, Economic Development and GrowthDevelopment Challenges in a Post-Crisis World, World Bank ABCDE Conference Volume, 2010. With Betsey Stevenson and Justin Wolfers.