Department of Economics
University of Virginia
248 McCormick Rd
Charlottesville, VA 22903
Tel: 434-326-0919
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Associate Professor of Economics, University of Virginia
Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research
Associate Editor, Journal of Political Economy
Winner of the 2019 TIAA Paul A. Samuelson Award for Outstanding Scholarly Writing on Lifelong Financial Security



Working Papers

Beyond Health: Non-Health Risk and the Value of Disability Insurance
May 2021 (with Manasi Deshpande)
Resubmitted to Econometrica
NBER working paper #28852

Published and Forthcoming Articles

Targeting with In-Kind Transfers: Evidence from Medicaid Home Care
April 2019 (with Ethan Lieber)
American Economic Review, 109(4): 1461-1485.
Online appendix. NBER working paper #24267
Featured by the American Economic Association.

Incidental Bequests and the Choice to Self-Insure Late-Life Risks
September 2018
American Economic Review, 108(9): 2513-2550.
Online appendix. NBER working paper #20745
Winner of the 2019 TIAA Paul A. Samuelson Award.

Government Old-Age Support and Labor Supply: Evidence from the Old Age Assistance Program
August 2018 (with Daniel Fetter)
American Economic Review, 108(8): 2174-2211.
Online appendix. NBER working paper #22132
Featured in the NBER Digest, in the NBER Reporter, as the AEA Chart of the Week, and by the Institute for Policy Research

Bequest Motives and the Annuity Puzzle
April 2012
Review of Economic Dynamics, 15(2): 226-243.

Other Publications

Perspective piece on “One size fits all? Drawdown structures in Australia and The Netherlands,” by Jennifer Alonso García and Michael Sherris.
November 2018
The Journal of the Economics of Ageing, 2018.

Geographic Variation in Health Care: The Role of Private Markets.
Spring 2010 (with Tomas Philipson, Seth Seabury, Darius Lakdawalla, and Dana Goldman)
Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, 325-361.

Selected Work in Progress

Anti-Insurance: Health Insurance Increases Risk Exposure

The Riskiness of Owning Versus Renting Housing
(with Scott Baker, Lorenz Kueng, and Pinchuan Ong)

The Intergenerational Incidence of Government Old-Age Support: Evidence from the Early Social Security Era
(with Daniel Fetter and Paul Mohnen)


Faculty Honor Roll, Northwestern Associated Student Government, 2015

ECON 4310 Economics of the Public Sector (advanced undergraduate)

ECON 8320 Public Economics II (graduate)