Research

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Published Papers

Early-Life Medical Care and Human Capital Accumulation . IZA World of Labor, (December 2015) 217.

Saving Lives at Birth: The Impact of Homebirths on Infant Outcomes (with Mircea Trandafir, University of Southern Denmark and Reyn van Ewijk, University of Mainz). American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 7:3 (July 2015) 28–50.

Spillover Effects of Drug Safety Warnings on Preventive Health Care Use (with Chiara Orsini, LSE). B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy, 15:1 (January 2015), 179-208. (Earlier versions of this paper circulated as “Spillover Effects of Drug Safety Warnings on Health Behavior”)

Impact of Bilingual Education Programs on Limited English Proficient Students and Their Peers: Regression Discontinuity Evidence from Texas (with Aimee Chin, University of Houston and Scott Imberman, Michigan State University). Journal of Public Economics, 107 (November 2013), 63-78.

Does Uninsurance Affect the Health Outcomes of the Insured? Evidence from Heart Attack Patients in CaliforniaJournal of Health Economics, 31:4 (July 2012), 545-563. Mentioned in "The Economic Case For Health Care Reform" (Council of Economic Advisers).

Do Employment Subsidies Work? Evidence from Regionally Targeted Subsidies in Turkey (with Gordon Betcherman and Carmen Pages), Labour Economics, 17:4 (August 2010), 710-722.

 

Working Papers

Heterogeneous Effects of Medical Interventions on the Health of Low-Risk Newborns (with Mircea Trandafir, University of Southern Denmark and Reyn van Ewijk, University of Mainz), Revised November 2016. NEW!

Spillover Effects of Early-Life Medical Interventions (with Sanni Breining, Aarhus University, Marianne Simonsen, Aarhus University, Mircea Trandafir, University of Southern Denmark), Revised November 2016. IZA Working Paper No. 9086. NEW!

The Miracle Drugs: Hormone Replacement Therapy and Labor Market Behavior of Middle Aged Women (with Chiara Orsini, LSE), Revised February 2014. IZA Working Paper No. 7993. Currently Revising

 

Selected Work in Progress (all titles provisional)

Breast Cancer Treatment and Socioeconomic Outcomes of Treated Women and Their Families (funded through a DFF-Research 2 grant)

The Impact of Antidepressant Use on Socioeconomic Outcomes of Treated Individuals and Their Families (funded through a DFF-Research 1 grant; PI: Mircea Trandafir)

Effects of Language Proficiency on Health and Health Behavior (with Ana Ferrer, University of Waterloo and Mircea Trandafir, University of Southern Denmark)

Drug Decriminalization, Crime, and Infectious Diseases (with Julio Caceres-Delpiano, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Pedro Portugal, Banco de Portugal and NOVA School of Business and Economics, Ana Tavares, NOVA School of Business and Economics, Mircea Trandafir, University of Southern Denmark) 

Autism and Assortative Mating (with Todd Elder, Michigan State University, Scott Imberman, Michigan State University, Judy Hellerstein, University of Maryland, Chiara Orsini, London School of Economics) 

 

Permanent Working Papers

Returns to Childbirth Technologies: Evidence from Preterm Births (with Mircea Trandafir, University of Southern Denmark and Reyn van Ewijk, University of Mainz). IZA Working Paper No. 7834.