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Working Papers from 2020

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The Effects of E-Cigarette Taxes on E-Cigarette Prices and Tobacco Product Sales: Evidence from Retail Panel Data, Chad Cotti, Charles J. Courtemanche, Joanna Catherine Maclean, Erik Nesson, Michael F. Pesko, and Nathan Tefft

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Chain Restaurant Calorie Posting Laws, Obesity, and Consumer Welfare, Charles J. Courtemanche, David Frisvold, David Jimenez-Gomez, Mariétou H. Ouayogodé, and Michael Price

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Did Social-Distancing Measures in Kentucky Help to Flatten the COVID-19 Curve?, Charles J. Courtemanche, Joseph Garuccio, Anh Le, Joshua C. Pinkston, and Aaron Yelowitz

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Time Spent Exercising and Obesity: An Application of Lewbel’s Instrumental Variables Method, Charles J. Courtemanche, Joshua C. Pinkston, and Jay Stewart

Working Papers from 2019

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Ambulance Service Ownership and Management: How It Affects Quality of Service Delivery for Medicare Patients, Sookti Chaudhary, Kenneth R. Troske, SuZanne Troske, and Alison Davis

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The Federal-Private Wage Differential: How Has It Evolved?, Sun-ki Choi and John Garen

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Investment in Human Capital and Labor Mobility: Evidence from a Shock to Property Rights, Christopher P. Clifford and William C. Gerken

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Medicaid Coverage across the Income Distribution under the Affordable Care Act, Charles J. Courtemanche, James Marton, and Aaron Yelowitz

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Can Credit Rating Agencies Affect Election Outcomes?, Igor Cunha, Miguel A. Ferreira, and Rui C. Silva

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Social Security and Medicare Spending Growth: Is It Just More Seniors or More Per Senior?, John Garen

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The Allocation and Exchange of Property Rights as a Way to Understand Comparative Economics Systems and Managerial Economics, John Garen

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Can Mergers and Acquisitions Internalize Positive Externalities in Funding Innovation?, Leo Li and Mark Liu

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The Effects of Traditional Cigarette and E-Cigarette Taxes on Adult Tobacco Product Use, Michael F. Pesko, Charles J. Courtemanche, and Joanna Catherine Maclean

Working Papers from 2018

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Dissecting the Impact of Import Competition on U.S. Earnings Inequality, Felipe Benguria

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Effects of the Affordable Care Act on Health Behaviors after Three Years, Charles J. Courtemanche, James Marton, Benjamin Ukert, Aaron Yelowitz, and Daniela Zapata

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Nominal GDP versus Price Level Targeting: An Empirical Evaluation, James S. Fackler and W. Douglas McMillin

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Educational Test Scores, Education Spending, and Productivity in Public Education: National Trends and Evidence Across States and Over Time, 1990-2015, John Garen and Rex Bray

Working Papers from 2017

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Single Bidders and Tacit Collusion in Highway Procurement Auctions, David R. Barrus and Frank A. Scott Jr.

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Hedge Fund Boards and the Market for Independent Directors, Christopher P. Clifford, Jesse A. Ellis, and William C. Gerken

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Early Effects of the Affordable Care Act on Health Care Access, Risky Health Behaviors, and Self-Assessed Health, Charles J. Courtemanche, James Marton, Benjamin Ukert, Aaron Yelowitz, and Daniela Zapata

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Interwar Price Level Targeting, James S. Fackler and Randall E. Parker

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Understanding Precautionary Cash at Home and Abroad, Michael W. Faulkender, Kristine W. Hankins, and Mitchell A. Petersen

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The Returns to Lobbying: Evidence from Local Governments in the "Age of Earmarks", Steven Gordon

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The Growth of Government, Trust in Government, and Evidence on Their Coevolution, Steven Gordon, John Garen, and J. R. Clark

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The Buffering Effect of Brands for Companies Facing Legislative Homogenization: Evidence from the Introduction of Sarbanes-Oxley, Felipe Thomaz, Leonce Bargeron, John Hulland, and Chad Zutter