My research uses applied microeconometrics to address policy-relevant questions for the U.S. health care system. One branch of my research focuses on competition in health care markets, including the ACA individual markets, U.S. hospital markets, and Medicaid managed care markets. Another branch of my research quantifies variation in physician practice styles. I show how practice style variation affects patient outcomes in different health care settings. In current projects, I am exploring which types of patients have access to the highest quality providers and why.
In the economics of education field, I have studied the importance of standardized testing and gender differences for academic performance. In the empirical political economy field, I have considered the role of group identity in sequential decision-making contexts, and I have evaluated the effects of foreclosures during the Great Recession on voter turnout in California. More information is available on the research tabs to the left.
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