Department of Economics
University of Virginia
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Charlottesville, VA 22903
Tel: 434-326-0919
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Lee Lockwood is an Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Virginia Department of Economics and a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER). His main research fields are public finance and labor economics, with a special interest in the effects of government social insurance programs on behavior and welfare.

Professor Lockwood holds a PhD in economics from the University of Chicago, an MSc in economics from the London School of Economics, and a BS in industrial engineering and economics from Northwestern University. He was previously an assistant professor of economics at Northwestern and a postdoctoral fellow in health and aging at the NBER.



Working Papers

Targeting with In-Kind Transfers: Evidence from Medicaid Home Care
With Ethan Lieber
Revise and resubmit, American Economic Review
NBER working paper #24267


Government Old-Age Support and Labor Supply: Evidence from the Old Age Assistance Program
With Daniel Fetter
Forthcoming, American Economic Review
Featured in the NBER Digest, in the NBER Reporter, and by the Institute for Policy Research
NBER working paper #22132

Incidental Bequests and the Choice to Self-Insure Late-Life Risks
Forthcoming, American Economic Review
NBER working paper #20745

Bequest Motives and the Annuity Puzzle
Review of Economic Dynamics, 15(2), April 2012.
Published version (gated)

Controlling Geographic Variations in Health Care: The Role of Private Markets.
With Tomas Philipson, Seth Seabury, Darius Lakdawalla, and Dana Goldman
Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, Spring 2010.


Faculty Honor Roll, Northwestern Associated Student Government, 2015

ECON 4310 Economics of the public sector (advanced undergraduate)

ECON 8320 Public Economics II (graduate)