Office hours: Thurs. 1:00-3:00 & by appointment
Curriculum Vitae [pdf]
"What Determines Employer Accommodation of Injured Workers? The Influence of Employer Costs for Workers' Compensation, State Policies, and Case-Specific Characteristics," [pdf] with Melissa P. McInerney, Industrial and Labor Relations Review (forthcoming).
"When a Nudge Isn't Enough: Defaults and Saving Among Low-Income Tax Filers," [pdf] with Thomas S. Dee, David B. Huffman, and Ellen Magenheim, National Tax Journal, 2013, 66(3), pp. 609-634. Earlier version available as NBER Working Paper 16887.
"Workers' Compensation and Consumption Smoothing," [pdf] Journal of Public Economics, 2012, 96, pp. 495-508.
"Revisiting Incentive Effects in Workers' Compensation: Do Higher Benefits Really Induce More Claims?" [pdf] with Melissa P. McInerney, Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 2012, 65(2), pp. 288-315.
"Income Packages of Families with Children: A Cross-National Correlation Analysis," with Dennis H. Sullivan, Socio-Economic Review, 2004, 2, pp. 315-339.
"Children and Household Income Packages," Erin Todd and Dennis Sullivan, American Economic Review (Papers and Proceedings), 82(2), pp. 359-362.
Book review of "Finance and the Good Society," [pdf] by Robert J. Shiller. Journal of Economic Literature, 2013, 51(2), pp. 555-557.
Papers under Review
"Public Insurance and the Health of Immigrant and Native Children: Evidence from the Post-Welfare Reform Era," [pdf] revise-and-resubmit at Journal of Public Economics.
"Attention, Intentions, and Follow-Through in Preventive Health Behavior: Field Experimental Evidence on Flu Vaccination," [pdf] with David Huffman and Ellen Magenheim, under review.
Work in Progress
"Job Loss, Unemployment Insurance, and Consumption Smoothing: New Evidence Including the Great Recession."
"Encouraging Healthy Eating with Behavioral Economics: Field Experiments at the Philabundance Fare & Square Store," with David B. Huffman and Ellen Magenheim.
"Child Health and Parental Investments: Time-Use Evidence from the PSID-CDS," with Dennis H. Sullivan.
"Healthy Kids, Healthy Families? Spillover Effects of Children's Health Insurance Eligibility on Parents' Health," with Ellen Magenheim.
Recent Grants and Awards
Mellon Tri-Co Seed Grant, with Richard Ball (Haverford) and Thomas Vartanian (Bryn Mawr), 2013-2014.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Donaghue Foundation grant, April 2012-October 2013, co-PI with David B. Huffman and Ellen Magenheim. (Program initiative: "Applying Behavioral Economics to Perplexing Health and Health Care Challenges.")
Foundation for Child Development Young Scholars Program grant, August 2010-December 2011. (Project: "Public Insurance and the Health of Immigrant Children," Principal Investigator.)
John Jones Scholar in Workers' Compensation Research Award, 2011. Awarded by the Workers' Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) to support ongoing research on state workers' compensation programs.
Econ 001 Introduction to Economics (syllabus [pdf])
Econ 031 Introduction to Econometrics (syllabus [pdf])
Econ 041 Public Economics (syllabus [pdf])
Econ 141 Public Economics Honors Seminar (syllabus [pdf])