Curriculum Vitae [pdf]
On leave for 2014-2015
Visiting Scholar, Wharton Business Economics and Public Policy (BEPP) Department, University of Pennsylvania.
Invited Faculty Affiliate, University of Pennsylvania Leonard Davis Institute Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics (CHIBE).
Contact Information at Wharton:
The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
Business Economics and Public Policy, SHDH #3010
3620 Locust Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 746-2594
"Public Insurance Expansions and the Health of Immigrant and Native Children," [pdf] Journal of Public Economics (forthcoming).
"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.
Center for Retirement Research article available here.
"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," [pdf] 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
"Attention, Intentions, and Follow-Through in Preventive Health Behavior: Field Experimental Evidence on Flu Vaccination," [pdf] with David Huffman and Ellen Magenheim, revise-and-resubmit at Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization.
Work in Progress
"Job Loss, Unemployment Insurance, and Consumption: New Evidence Including the Great Recession." (Supported by a Russell Sage Foundation Presidential Award grant.)
"Does Increased Access to Health Insurance Impact Claims for Workers' Compensation? Evidence from Massachusetts Health Care Reform," with Melissa P. McInerney.
"Geographic Variation in Food Prices and SNAP Adequacy," with Garret Christensen and Ben Hansen. (Supported by a University of Kentucky Center for Poverty Research and USDA grant.)
"Encouraging Healthy Eating with Behavioral Economics: Field Experiments at the Philabundance Fare & Square Store," with David B. Huffman and Ellen Magenheim.
Recent Grants and Awards
Russell Sage Foundation program award, August 2014-July 2015. (Project: "Job Loss, Unemployment Insurance, and Consumption: New Evidence Including the Great Recession," Principal Investigator.)
University of Kentucky Center for Poverty Research and USDA grant, June 2014-August 2015, with Garret Christensen and Ben Hansen. (Program initative: FoodAPS Research - SNAP and Household Food Behaviors.)
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])