Working Papers

The Impact of Insurance Expansions on the Already Insured: The Affordable Care Act and Medicare (2018) revise and resubmit, AEJ: Applied Economics, with Colleen Carey and Laura R. Wherry

Do Neighborhoods Affect Credit Market Decisions of Low-Income Borrowers? Evidence from the Moving to Opportunity Experiment (2018) with Cindy Soo

The ACA Medicaid Expansion in Michigan and Financial Health (2018) with Luojia Hu, Robert Kaestner, Bhashkar Mazumder, and Ashley Wong

Multi-generational Impacts of Childhood Access to the Safety Net: Early Life Exposure to Medicaid and the Next Generation's Health (2017) with Chloe East, Marianne Page, and Laura Wherry

Drug Firms' Payments and Physicians' Prescribing Behavior in Medicare Part D (2017) revise and resubmit, AEJ: Economic Policy, with Colleen Carey and Ethan Lieber


Four Years Later: Insurance Coverage and Access to Care Continue to Diverge Between ACA Medicaid Expansion and Non-Expansion States (2018) with Laura Wherry. forthcoming, AEA Papers and Proceedings.

The Effect of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Medicaid Expansions on Financial Well-Being (2017) with Luojia Hu, Robert Kaestner, Bhashkar Mazumder, and Ashley Wong. forthcoming, Journal of Public Economics.

The Long-Term Effects of Early Life Medicaid Coverage Appendix (2017) with Laura Wherry. forthcoming, Journal of Human Resources.

Childhood Medicaid Coverage and Later Life Health Care Utilization Appendix (2016) with Laura Wherry, Robert Kaestner, and Bruce D. Meyer. forthcoming, Review of Economics and Statistics

Health and Access to Care during the First 2 Years of the ACA Medicaid Expansions. with Laura Wherry The 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

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