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Research Interests

  • Applied Microeconomics, Health Economics, and Applied Econometrics

Publications

  • “The Dual Burden of Malnutrition”, with Susan Averett, book chapter in Handbook of Economics and Human Biology Edited by Komlos and Kelly. Accepted
  • “Identifying the Causal Effect of Alcohol Abuse on Intimate Partner Violence using a Natural Experiment”, with Susan Averett, Accepted, Southern Economic Journal.
  • “Estimating Dynamic Discrete Choice Models with Hyperbolic Discounting, with an Application to Mammography Decisions”, with Hanming Fang. International Economic Review, 56(2): 565 – 596, 2015.
  • “Decomposing Race and Gender Differences in Underweight and Obesity in South Africa”, with Susan Averett and Nicholas Stacey, Economics and Human Biology, 15: 23 – 40, 2014
  • “Dynamic Implications of Subjective Expectations: Evidence from Adult Smokers,” American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 6(1): 1 – 37, 2014. (Lead Article)
  • “The Effects of EITC Payment Expansion on Maternal Smoking”, with Susan Averett, Health Economics, 22(11): 1344 – 1359, 2013.
  • “Crisis-Induced Depression, Physical Activity and Dietary Intake among Young Adults: Evidence from the 9/11 Terrorist Attacks”, with Muzhe Yang, Economics and Human Biology, 11(2): 206 – 220, 2012.
  • “Identification of the Effect of Depression on Risky Sexual Behavior: Exploiting a Natural Experiment”, with Susan Averett, American Economic Review, Papers and Proceedings, 102(3): 570 – 574, 2012.
  • “Alcohol Consumption in Early Adulthood and Occupational Attainment at Mid-Life”, with Frank A. Sloan, Patrick Malone, Stefan Kertesz, and Phil Costanzo. American Journal of Public Health, 99(12): 2261 – 2267, December 2009.
  • “Do Smokers Value Their Health and Longevity Less?” with Ahmed Khwaja and Frank A. Sloan, Journal of Law and Economics, 52(1): 171 – 196, February 2009.
  • “Are Mature Smokers Misinformed?” with Ahmed Khwaja, Frank A. Sloan, and Dan Silverman, Journal of Health Economics, 28: 385 – 397, 2009.
  • “Economic Theory and Evidence on Smoking Behavior of Adults”, with Frank A. Sloan, Addiction, 103: 1777 – 1785, November 2008.
  • “Smoking, Wealth Accumulation and the Propensity to Plan” with Ahmed Khwaja, Dan Silverman, and Frank A. Sloan, Economics Letters, Vol. 94(1): 96 – 103, January 2007.