Working Papers

The Impact of Provider Payments on Health Care Utilization: Evidence from Medicare and Medicaid (2021) with Colleen Carey and Marika Cabral NBER Working Paper 29471

Does Increasing Access to Formal Credit Reduce Payday Borrowing? (2020) with Cindy K. Soo NBER Working Paper 27783

What Difference Does a Diagnosis Make? Evidence from Marginal Patients (2019) with Mattan Alalouf and Laura R. Wherry NBER Working Paper 26363, revise and resubmit, American Journal of Health Economics


Multi-generational Impacts of Childhood Access to the Safety Net: Early Life Exposure to Medicaid and the Next Generation's Health (2020) conditionally accepted, American Economic Review, with Chloe East, Marianne Page, and Laura Wherry

The Economic Consequences of Being Denied an Abortion (2020) with Laura R. Wherry and Diana Greene Foster, accepted, AEJ: Economic Policy

Estimated Mortality Increases During The COVID-19 Pandemic By Socioeconomic Status, Race, And Ethnicity (2021) with Laura R. Wherry and Bhashkar Mazumder. Health Affairs.

Adverse Selection in Medicaid: Evidence from Discontinuous Program Rules (2021) with Betsy Cliff (lead author), Jeffrey T. Kullgren, John Z. Ayanian, Richard A. Hirth, accepted, American Journal of Health Economics.

Drug Firms' Payments and Physicians' Prescribing Behavior in Medicare Part D (2021) with Colleen Carey and Ethan Lieber, Journal of Public Economics 197.

Medicaid and Mortality: New Evidence from Linked Survey and Administrative Data (2021) with Norman Johnson and Laura R. Wherry. forthcoming, Quarterly Journal of Economics.

The ACA Medicaid Expansion in Michigan and Financial Health (2021) with Luojia Hu, Robert Kaestner, Bhashkar Mazumder, and Ashley Wong. Journal of Policy Analysis and Management 40(2):348-375.

What Happens After an Abortion Denial? A Review of Results from the Turnaway Study (2020) with Laura R. Wherry and Diana Greene Foster. AEA Papers and Proceedings 110:226-230.

Do Neighborhoods Affect Credit Market Decisions of Low-Income Borrowers? Evidence from the Moving to Opportunity Experiment (2021) with Cindy Soo Review of Financial Studies 34(2): 827-863.

The Impact of Insurance Expansions on the Already Insured: The Affordable Care Act and Medicare (2020) with Colleen Carey and Laura R. Wherry. AEJ: Applied Economics 12(4):288-318.

The Long-Term Effects of Early Life Medicaid Coverage Appendix (2019) with Laura Wherry. Journal of Human Resources 54(3):785-824.

Four Years Later: Insurance Coverage and Access to Care Continue to Diverge Between ACA Medicaid Expansion and Non-Expansion States (2019) with Laura Wherry. AEA Papers and Proceedings 109:327-333.

The Effect of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Medicaid Expansions on Financial Well-Being (2018) with Luojia Hu, Robert Kaestner, Bhashkar Mazumder, and Ashley Wong. Journal of Public Economics 163:99-112.

Childhood Medicaid Coverage and Later Life Health Care Utilization Appendix (2018) with Laura Wherry, Robert Kaestner, and Bruce D. Meyer. Review of Economics and Statistics 100(2):287-302.

Health and Access to Care during the First 2 Years of the ACA Medicaid Expansions. (2017) with Laura Wherry New England Journal of Medicine. 376: 947-956.

Previous Medicaid Expansion May Have Had Lasting Positive Effects on Oral Health of Non-Hispanic Black Children (2016) with Lipton BJ, Wherry LR, Kenney GM, and Decker SL. Health Affairs 35(12):2249-2258.

Early Coverage, Access, Utilization, and Health Effects of the Affordable Care Act Medicaid Expansions: A Quasi-Experimental Study (2016) with Laura Wherry. Annals of Internal Medicine 164(12): 795-803.

How Do Providers Respond to Changes in Public Health Insurance Coverage? Evidence from Adult Medicaid Dental Benefits (2016) with Thomas Buchmueller and Marko Vujicic. AEJ: Economic Policy 8(4):70-102.

The Effects of the Massachusetts Health Reform on Household Financial Distress (2016) with Bhashkar Mazumder. AEJ: Economic Policy 8(3): 284-313.

Information and Default in Consumer Credit Markets: Evidence from a Natural Experiment (2015) Journal of Financial Intermediation 24(1): 45-70

Effect of Insurance Expansion on Utilization of Inpatient Surgery. (2014) with Chandy Ellimoottil, John Ayanian, and David Miller; JAMA Surgery 149(8):829-836

The effect of the Massachusetts reform on health care utilization. (2013) Inquiry 49(4):317-26

The effect of insurance on emergency room visits: An analysis of the 2006 Massachusetts health reform (2012) Journal of Public Economics 96(11): 893908

The Impact of the Massachusetts Health Care Reform on Health Care Use among Children (2012) American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings 102(3): 502-07

Selected Work in Progress

Health at birth and later-life outcomes

Basic Income RCT