Vitor Melo

Clemson University

PhD Candidate

Clemson, SC 29631

United States

Mercatus Center

3434 Washington Blvd., 4th Floor

Arlington, VA 22201

United States

Initiative on Enabling Choice and Competition at the University of Chicago

1101 East 58th Street

Chicago, IL 60637

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (12)

1.

Self-Service Bans and Gasoline Prices: The Effect of Allowing Consumers to Pump Their Own Gas

Number of pages: 20 Posted: 06 Apr 2022
Vitor Melo
Clemson University
Downloads 262 (218,657)

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Regulation, Gasoline Markets, Supply Constraints

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ADA to Ph.D.? The Americans with Disabilities Act and Post-Secondary Educational Attainment

Number of pages: 16 Posted: 09 Jan 2023
Nicholas Reinarts and Vitor Melo
Jones College of Business / Political Economy Research Institute at MTSU and Clemson University
Downloads 167 (333,570)

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ADA, Disability, Education, Regulation

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Why Are Nursing Homes so Heavily Regulated? The Effects and Political Economy of Certificate-of-Need Laws

Number of pages: 57 Posted: 26 Aug 2022
Vitor Melo and Elijah Neilson
Clemson University and Southern Utah University
Downloads 150 (363,145)
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Nursing Homes, Healthcare Regulation, Certificate-of-Need Laws

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Understanding Nonprofit and Government Ownership: Evidence from Nursing Homes in the COVID-19 Pandemic

Mercatus Research Paper
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 16 Feb 2023
Vitor Melo
Clemson University
Downloads 107 (470,011)

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firm behavior, nonprofit organizations, nursing homes, ownership structure

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Introducing an Index of Rent Seeking: A Synthetic Matching Approach

Number of pages: 19 Posted: 04 Jan 2023 Last Revised: 07 Jan 2023
Vitor Melo and Elijah Neilson
Clemson University and Southern Utah University
Downloads 81 (562,491)

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Rent Seeking, Lobbying, Corruption

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Intended and Unintended Effects of Nursing Home Isolation Measures

Number of pages: 20 Posted: 16 Feb 2023
Vitor Melo
Clemson University
Downloads 70 (610,713)

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COVID-19, isolation, mental health, nursing homes

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Indoor Vaccine Mandates in US Cities, Vaccination Behavior, and COVID-19 Outcomes

Mercatus Research Paper
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 15 Mar 2023
Vitor Melo, Elijah Neilson and Dorothy Kemboi
Clemson University, Southern Utah University and West Virginia University
Downloads 69 (615,425)

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COVID-19, health outcomes, regulation, vaccination

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Assessing the Impact of Worker Reclassification: Employment Outcomes Post–California AB5

Mercatus Research Paper
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 09 Feb 2024
George Mason University - Mercatus Center, Seton Hall University, George Mason University - Mercatus Center and Clemson University
Downloads 60 (660,910)

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worker reclassification, California Assembly Bill 5, independent contractors, self-employment

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Right-to-Work Laws and Discrimination Against Older Workers: Evidence from a Field Experiment

Number of pages: 24 Posted: 17 Oct 2023
Vitor Melo and Liam Sigaud
Clemson University and Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Downloads 39 (794,342)

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Discrimination, Right-to-Work Laws, Field Experiments, Public Policy

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Right-to-Work Laws and Labor Market Discrimination: Evidence from a Field Experiment

Mercatus Research Paper
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 09 Feb 2024
Vitor Melo and Liam Sigaud
Clemson University and George Mason University - Mercatus Center
Downloads 28 (884,504)

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Discrimination, right-to-work laws, field experiments, public policy

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Drug Decriminalization, Public Health, and Crime: Evidence from Oregon

Number of pages: 30 Posted: 31 May 2024
George Mason University - Mercatus Center, Southern Utah University, Clemson University and Clemson University - John E. Walker Department of Economics
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Drug Policy, Decriminalization, Crime, Public Health

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Rural Healthcare Access and Supply Constraints: a Causal Analysis

Melo, V., Sigaud, L., Neilson, E., & Bjoerkheim, M. (2024). Rural healthcare access and supply constraints: A causal analysis. Southern Economic Journal, 1–19. https://doi.org/10.1002/soej.12686
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 12 Jun 2024
Clemson University, George Mason University - Mercatus Center, Southern Utah University and Mercatus Center - George Mason University
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Healthcare Access, Rural Areas, Regulation, Certificate-of-need