Selected Research

  1. "The Role of Time Preferences and Exponential-Growth Bias in Retirement Savings," with Matthew Levy, Colleen Manchester, Aaron Sojourner and Joshua Tasoff.  NBER Working Paper w21482.

  2. "Family Spillovers of Long-Term Care Insurance," with Norma Coe and Courtney Van Houtven.  NBER Working Paper w21483.

  3. "The Financial Feasibility of Deferring Social Security:  Evidence from Administrative Tax Data," with Shanthi Ramnath, John Shoven and Sita Slavov.  NBER Working Paper w21544.  Forthcoming, Journal of Pension Economics and Finance.

  4. "The Incidence of Mandated Health Insurance:  Evidence from the Affordable Care Act Dependent Care Mandate," with Monica Farid and Jay Bhattacharya.  NBER Working Paper w21846.

  5. "Work Incentives in the Social Security Disability Benefit Formula," with John Shoven and Sita Slavov.  NBER Working Paper w21708.

  6. "Retirement Plan Type and Employee Mobility:  The Role of Selection," with Damon Jones and Colleen Manchester.  Published in Journal of Human Resources, 52(3), pp. 654-679, Summer 2017.  (Previous version:  NBER Working Paper w18902.)

  7. "Heterogeneity in State-Dependent Utility:  Evidence from Strategic Surveys," with Jeffrey Brown and Kathleen McGarry.  Published in Economic Inquiry, 54 (2), pp. 847-861, April 2016.

  8. "What Will My Account Really Be Worth?  Experimental Evidence on How Retirement Income Projections Affect Saving," with Colleen Manchester and Aaron Sojourner.  Published in Journal of Public Economics, 119, pp. 80-92, November 2014.  (Previous version:  NBER Working Paper w17927.)

  9. "Does Widowhood Explain Gender Differences in Out-of-Pocket Medical Spending Among the Elderly?" with John Shoven and Sita Slavov.  Published in Journal of Health Economics, 32 (3), pp. 647-658, May 2013.  (Previous version:  NBER Working Paper w17440.)

  10. "Incorporating Employee Heterogeneity into Default Options for Retirement Plan Selection," with Colleen Manchester.  Published in Journal of Human Resources, 48 (1), pp. 200-237, Winter 2013.  (Previous version:  NBER Working Paper w17440.)

  11. “Does Stock Market Performance Influence Retirement Intentions?” with John Shoven and Sita Slavov.  Published in Journal of Human Resources, 47 (4), pp. 1056-1082, Fall 2012.  (Previous version:  NBER Working Paper w16099.)

  12. "Long-Term Care Insurance Demand Limited by Beliefs About Needs, Concerns About Insurers, and Care Available from Family," with Jeffrey R. Brown and Kathleen McGarry.  Published in Health Affairs, 31 (6), pp. 1294-1302, June 2012.

  13. "The Impact of State Tax Subsidies for Private Long-Term Care Insurance on Coverage and Medicaid Expenditures."  Published in Journal of Public Economics, 95 (7), pp. 744-757, August 2011.  (Previous version:  NBER Working Paper w16406.)

  14. "Income and the Utilization of Long-Term Care Services:  Evidence from the Social Security Notch," with Ezra Golberstein and David Grabowski. Published in Journal of Health Economics, 30 (4), pp. 719-729, July 2011.  (Previous version:  NBER Working Paper w16076.)

  15. "Fertility and the Personal Exemption:  Comment," with Kevin Mumford and Richard Crump.  Published in American Economic Review, 101 (4), pp. 1616-1628, June 2011.  (Previous version:  NBER Working Paper w15984.)

  16. "Do Consumers Respond to Quality Information?  The Case of Fertility Clinics," with M. Kate Bundorf, Natalie Chun, and Daniel Kessler.  Published in Journal of Health Economics, 28 (3), pp. 718-727, May 2009.  (Previous version:  NBER Working Paper w13888.)