John Cawley

Cornell University - College of Human Ecology, Department of Policy Analysis & Management (PAM)

Professor

3M24 MVR Hall

Ithaca, NY 14853

United States

Cornell University - College of Arts & Sciences, Department of Economics

Professor

414 Uris Hall

Ithaca, NY 14853-7601

United States

The University of Sydney - School of Economics

Visiting Professor

Rm 370 Merewether (H04)

Sydney, NSW 2006 2008

Australia

National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG) - J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics

Honorary Professor

Galway

Ireland

NBER

Research Associate

1050 Massachusetts Avenue

Cambridge, MA 02138

United States

IZA

Research Fellow

P.O. Box 7240

Bonn, D-53072

Germany

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Citation 7

The Economics of Risky Health Behaviors

IZA Discussion Paper No. 5728
Number of pages: 163 Posted: 31 May 2011
John Cawley and Christopher J. Ruhm
Cornell University - College of Human Ecology, Department of Policy Analysis & Management (PAM) and University of Virginia - Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy
Downloads 292 (83,380)
Citation 7

Abstract:

health behaviors, alcohol, tobacco, smoking, drugs, obesity, diet, food, physical activity, public health, public policy, taxation, subsidies, addiction, externalities, advertising, information, behavioral economics, neuroeconomics, human capital, education, prices, sex, income, time preference, peers, bounded rationality, medical costs, employment, wages, crime, hyperbolic discounting

The Economics of Risky Health Behaviors

NBER Working Paper No. w17081
Number of pages: 162 Posted: 31 May 2011
John Cawley and Christopher J. Ruhm
Cornell University - College of Human Ecology, Department of Policy Analysis & Management (PAM) and University of Virginia - Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy
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Citation 7

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A Guide and Advice for Economists on the U.S. Junior Academic Job Market (2011-2012 Edition)

IZA Discussion Paper No. 5984
Number of pages: 92 Posted: 25 Sep 2011
John Cawley
Cornell University - College of Human Ecology, Department of Policy Analysis & Management (PAM)
Downloads 187 (98,814)
Citation 1

Abstract:

academic labor market, market for economists, salaries

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Obesity, Disability, and Movement Onto the Disability Insurance Rolls

Michigan Retirement Research Center Research Paper No. WP 2004-089
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 14 Feb 2008
Richard V. Burkhauser and John Cawley
Cornell University - Department of Policy Analysis & Management (PAM) and Cornell University - College of Human Ecology, Department of Policy Analysis & Management (PAM)
Downloads 137 (150,151)
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Body Weight and Women's Labor Market Outcomes

NBER Working Paper No. w7841
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 03 Nov 2000
John Cawley
Cornell University - College of Human Ecology, Department of Policy Analysis & Management (PAM)
Downloads 126 (179,132)
Citation 24

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Nutrition Labels and Obesity

NBER Working Paper No. w11956
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 13 Apr 2006
Jayachandran N. Variyam and John Cawley
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) - Economic Research Service (ERS) and Cornell University - College of Human Ecology, Department of Policy Analysis & Management (PAM)
Downloads 124 (169,847)
Citation 8

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Obesity and Developmental Functioning Among Children Aged 2-4 Years

SOEPpaper No. 97, DIW Berlin Discussion Paper No. 786
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 29 Apr 2008
John Cawley and C. Katharina Spiess
Cornell University - College of Human Ecology, Department of Policy Analysis & Management (PAM) and German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin)
Downloads 88 (239,784)
Citation 9

Abstract:

obesity, human capital, children, child development, Germany, gender

Obesity and Skill Attainment in Early Childhood

NBER Working Paper No. w13997
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 26 May 2008
John Cawley and C. Katharina Spiess
Cornell University - College of Human Ecology, Department of Policy Analysis & Management (PAM) and German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin)
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Citation 9

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The Medical Care Costs of Obesity: an Instrumental Variables Approach

NBER Working Paper No. w16467
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 18 Oct 2010
John Cawley and Chad D. Meyerhoefer
Cornell University - College of Human Ecology, Department of Policy Analysis & Management (PAM) and Lehigh University
Downloads 109 (201,759)
Citation 5

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The Impact of State Physical Education Requirements on Youth Physical Activity and Overweight

NBER Working Paper No. w11411
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 06 Jul 2005
Cornell University - College of Human Ecology, Department of Policy Analysis & Management (PAM), Lehigh University and World Bank
Downloads 84 (247,081)
Citation 13

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The Impact of State Physical Education Requirements on Youth Physical Activity and Overweight

Health Economics, Vol. 16, No. 12, pp. 1287-1301, 2007
Posted: 31 May 2008
Cornell University - College of Human Ecology, Department of Policy Analysis & Management (PAM), Lehigh University and World Bank

Abstract:

obesity, physical activity, education, instrumental variables

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Beyond BMI: The Value of More Accurate Measures of Fatness and Obesity in Social Science Research

NBER Working Paper No. w12291
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 03 Aug 2006
John Cawley and Richard V. Burkhauser
Cornell University - College of Human Ecology, Department of Policy Analysis & Management (PAM) and Cornell University - Department of Policy Analysis & Management (PAM)
Downloads 78 (256,203)
Citation 57

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Unfit for Service: The Implications of Rising Obesity for U.S. Military Recruitment

NBER Working Paper No. w16408
Number of pages: 57 Posted: 04 Oct 2010
John Cawley and Johanna Catherine Maclean
Cornell University - College of Human Ecology, Department of Policy Analysis & Management (PAM) and University of Pennsylvania
Downloads 37 (371,595)

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Unfit for Service: The Implications of Rising Obesity for U.S. Military Recruitment

IZA Discussion Paper No. 5822
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 04 Jul 2011
John Cawley and Johanna Catherine Maclean
Cornell University - College of Human Ecology, Department of Policy Analysis & Management (PAM) and University of Pennsylvania
Downloads 36 (375,354)

Abstract:

obesity, military, labor

Unfit for Service: The Implications of Rising Obesity for U.S. Military Recruitment

American Society of Health Economists (ASHEcon) Paper
Posted: 06 Jul 2011
John Cawley and Johanna Catherine Maclean
Cornell University - College of Human Ecology, Department of Policy Analysis & Management (PAM) and University of Pennsylvania

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Labor Supply, Military, Obesity

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Maternal Employment and Childhood Obesity: A Search for Mechanisms in Time Use Data

NBER Working Paper No. w13600
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 14 Nov 2007
John Cawley and Feng Liu
Cornell University - College of Human Ecology, Department of Policy Analysis & Management (PAM) and Shanghai University of Finance and Economics
Downloads 67 (262,266)
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Cognitive Ability, Wages, and Meritocracy

NBER Working Paper No. w5645
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 24 Sep 1996
Cornell University - College of Human Ecology, Department of Policy Analysis & Management (PAM), Princeton University - Department of Economics, University of Chicago - Department of Economics and Yale University - Department of Economics
Downloads 67 (266,392)
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Understanding the Role of Cognitive Ability in Accounting for the Recent Rise in the Economic Return to Education

NBER Working Paper No. w6388
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 25 Jul 2000
Cornell University - College of Human Ecology, Department of Policy Analysis & Management (PAM), University of Chicago - Department of Economics and Yale University - Department of Economics
Downloads 62 (266,392)
Citation 22

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The Impact of the Macroeconomy on Health Insurance Coverage: Evidence from the Great Recession

IZA Discussion Paper No. 6124
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 28 Nov 2011
Cornell University - College of Human Ecology, Department of Policy Analysis & Management (PAM), School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA), Indiana University and Indiana University Bloomington - School of Public & Environmental Affairs (SPEA)
Downloads 40 (360,570)
Citation 1

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health insurance, Medicaid, SCHIP, recession, unemployment

The Impact of the Macroeconomy on Health Insurance Coverage: Evidence from the Great Recession

NBER Working Paper No. w17600
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 21 Nov 2011
Cornell University - College of Human Ecology, Department of Policy Analysis & Management (PAM), School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA), Indiana University and Indiana University Bloomington - School of Public & Environmental Affairs (SPEA)
Downloads 19 (459,359)
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Outcomes in a Program that Offers Financial Rewards for Weight Loss

NBER Working Paper No. w14987
Number of pages: 67 Posted: 26 May 2009
John Cawley and Joshua A. Price
Cornell University - College of Human Ecology, Department of Policy Analysis & Management (PAM) and Cornell University
Downloads 42 (334,365)
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Health Insurance Coverage and the Macroeconomy

NBER Working Paper No. w10092
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 17 Nov 2003
John Cawley and Kosali Ilayperuma Simon
Cornell University - College of Human Ecology, Department of Policy Analysis & Management (PAM) and Indiana University Bloomington - School of Public & Environmental Affairs (SPEA)
Downloads 42 (346,896)
Citation 2

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Meritocracy in America: An Examination of Wages within and Across Occupations

NBER Working Paper No. w6446
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 24 Jul 2000
Cornell University - College of Human Ecology, Department of Policy Analysis & Management (PAM), University of Chicago - Department of Economics and Yale University - Department of Economics
Downloads 40 (360,570)
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Meritocracy in America: Wages Within and Across Occupations

Industrial Relations: A Journal of Economy and Society, Vol. 38, No. 3, July 1999
Posted: 25 Jan 2000
Cornell University - College of Human Ecology, Department of Policy Analysis & Management (PAM), University of Chicago - Department of Economics and Yale University - Department of Economics

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Lighting Up and Slimming Down: The Effects of Body Weight and Cigarette Prices on Adolescent Smoking Initiation

NBER Working Paper No. w9561
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 15 Mar 2003
John Cawley, Sara Markowitz and John A. Tauras
Cornell University - College of Human Ecology, Department of Policy Analysis & Management (PAM), Emory University and University of Illinois at Chicago - Department of Economics
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The Competitive Effects of Drug Withdrawals

NBER Working Paper No. w11223
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 25 May 2006
John Cawley and John A. Rizzo
Cornell University - College of Human Ecology, Department of Policy Analysis & Management (PAM) and Stony Brook University - Department of Economics and Department of Preventative Medicine
Downloads 36 (353,453)
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The Ability of Various Measures of Fatness to Predict Application for Disability Insurance

Michigan Retirement Research Center Research Paper No. 2008-185
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 05 Feb 2009
Cornell University - Department of Policy Analysis & Management (PAM), Cornell University - College of Human Ecology, Department of Policy Analysis & Management (PAM) and Amazon Lending
Downloads 35 (356,794)
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Obesity as a Barrier to the Transition from Welfare to Work

NBER Working Paper No. w10508
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 01 Jun 2004
John Cawley and Sheldon Danziger
Cornell University - College of Human Ecology, Department of Policy Analysis & Management (PAM) and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
Downloads 32 (374,572)
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The Importance of Objective Health Measures in Predicting Early Receipt of Social Security Benefits: The Case of Fatness

Michigan Retirement Research Center Research Paper No. WP 2006-148
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 21 Feb 2008
Richard V. Burkhauser and John Cawley
Cornell University - Department of Policy Analysis & Management (PAM) and Cornell University - College of Human Ecology, Department of Policy Analysis & Management (PAM)
Downloads 31 (363,745)
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An Empirical Examination of Information Barriers to Trade in Insurance

NBER Working Paper No. w5669
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 24 Sep 1996
John Cawley and Tomas Philipson
Cornell University - College of Human Ecology, Department of Policy Analysis & Management (PAM) and University of Chicago
Downloads 31 (367,235)
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Contingent Valuation Analysis of Willingness to Pay to Reduce Childhood Obesity

NBER Working Paper No. w12510
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 19 Sep 2006
John Cawley
Cornell University - College of Human Ecology, Department of Policy Analysis & Management (PAM)
Downloads 30 (386,233)
Citation 1

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The Effect of Deceptive Advertising on Consumption of the Advertised Good and its Substitutes: The Case of Over-the-Counter Weight Loss Products

IZA Discussion Paper No. 7247
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 16 Mar 2013
Cornell University - College of Human Ecology, Department of Policy Analysis & Management (PAM), Cornell University - Department of Policy Analysis and Management and Carnegie Mellon University
Downloads 23 (436,336)

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advertising, weight loss, obesity, deception, information, drugs, health

The Effect of Deceptive Advertising on Consumption of the Advertised Good and its Substitutes: the Case of Over-the-Counter Weight Loss Products

NBER Working Paper No. w18863
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 09 Mar 2013
Cornell University - College of Human Ecology, Department of Policy Analysis & Management (PAM), Cornell University - Department of Policy Analysis and Management and Carnegie Mellon University
Downloads 5 (536,753)

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Mechanisms for the Association between Maternal Employment and Child Cognitive Development

NBER Working Paper No. w13609
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 27 Nov 2007
John Cawley and Feng Liu
Cornell University - College of Human Ecology, Department of Policy Analysis & Management (PAM) and Shanghai University of Finance and Economics
Downloads 28 (386,233)
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The Impact of Physical Education on Obesity Among Elementary School Children

IZA Discussion Paper No. 6807
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 06 Oct 2012
Cornell University - College of Human Ecology, Department of Policy Analysis & Management (PAM), University of Iowa - Henry B. Tippie College of Business - Department of Economics and Lehigh University
Downloads 18 (464,993)

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obesity, physical activity, physical education, children, health

The Impact of Physical Education on Obesity Among Elementary School Children

NBER Working Paper No. w18341
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 25 Aug 2012
Cornell University - College of Human Ecology, Department of Policy Analysis & Management (PAM), University of Iowa - Henry B. Tippie College of Business - Department of Economics and Lehigh University
Downloads 9 (516,199)

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The Impact of Income on the Weight of Elderly Americans

NBER Working Paper No. w14104
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 22 Jun 2008
Cornell University - College of Human Ecology, Department of Policy Analysis & Management (PAM), Penn State University and Indiana University Bloomington - School of Public & Environmental Affairs (SPEA)
Downloads 20 (438,502)
Citation 4

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Differences in the U.S. Trends in the Prevalence of Obesity Based on Body Mass Index and Skinfold Thickness

NBER Working Paper No. w15005
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 01 Jun 2009
Cornell University - Department of Policy Analysis & Management (PAM), Cornell University - College of Human Ecology, Department of Policy Analysis & Management (PAM) and Amazon Lending
Downloads 19 (438,502)
Citation 2

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The Demand for Cigarettes as Derived from the Demand for Weight Control

IZA Discussion Paper No. 7213
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 23 Feb 2013
Cornell University - College of Human Ecology, Department of Policy Analysis & Management (PAM) and University of Bristol
Downloads 11 (505,264)
Citation 1

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smoking, cigarettes, obesity, BMI, weight, derived demand, price elasticity

The Demand for Cigarettes as Derived from the Demand for Weight Control

NBER Working Paper No. w18805
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 16 Feb 2013
Cornell University - College of Human Ecology, Department of Policy Analysis & Management (PAM) and University of Bristol
Downloads 6 (531,819)
Citation 1

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A Guide and Advice for Economists on the U.S. Junior Academic Job Market: 2014-2015 Edition

IZA Discussion Paper No. 8428
Number of pages: 71 Posted: 27 Sep 2014
John Cawley
Cornell University - College of Human Ecology, Department of Policy Analysis & Management (PAM)
Downloads 16 (423,036)

Abstract:

benefits, academic labor market, market for economists, salaries

The Effect of Weight on Labor Market Outcomes: An Application of Genetic Instrumental Variables

NBER Working Paper No. w22200
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 02 May 2016
Labour Institute for Economic Research, Cornell University - College of Human Ecology, Department of Policy Analysis & Management (PAM), University of Jyväskylä, University of Turku, University of Turku, University of Tampere, University of Jyväskylä - School of Business and Economics and University of Turku
Downloads 8 (521,516)

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The Effect of Weight on Labor Market Outcomes: An Application of Genetic Instrumental Variables

IZA Discussion Paper No. 9907
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 09 May 2016
Labour Institute for Economic Research, Cornell University - College of Human Ecology, Department of Policy Analysis & Management (PAM), University of Jyväskylä, University of Turku, University of Turku, University of Tampere, University of Jyväskylä - School of Business and Economics and University of Turku
Downloads 7 (526,764)

Abstract:

obesity, BMI, earnings, employment, genetic instruments

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The Incidence of Taxes on Sugar-Sweetened Beverages: The Case of Berkeley, California

NBER Working Paper No. w21465
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 18 Aug 2015
John Cawley and David E. Frisvold
Cornell University - College of Human Ecology, Department of Policy Analysis & Management (PAM) and University of Iowa - Henry B. Tippie College of Business - Department of Economics
Downloads 14 (311,293)

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Factor Substitution and Unobserved Factor Quality in Nursing Homes

NBER Working Paper No. w10465
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 18 May 2004
Cornell University - College of Human Ecology, Department of Policy Analysis & Management (PAM), Harvard Medical School - Department of Health Care Policy and University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - School of Public Health
Downloads 14 (469,448)

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The Correlation of Youth Physical Activity with State Policies

Contemporary Economic Policy, Vol. 25, No. 4, pp. 506-517, October 2007
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 04 Nov 2007
Cornell University - College of Human Ecology, Department of Policy Analysis & Management (PAM), Lehigh University and World Bank
Downloads 13 (474,485)
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Health Disparities Across Education: The Role of Differential Reporting Error

IZA Discussion Paper No. 9141
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 04 Sep 2015
John Cawley and Anna Choi
Cornell University - College of Human Ecology, Department of Policy Analysis & Management (PAM) and Cornell University
Downloads 5 (536,753)

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health, education, disparities, reporting error

Health Disparities Across Education: The Role of Differential Reporting Error

NBER Working Paper No. w21317
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 06 Jul 2015
John Cawley and Anna Choi
Cornell University - College of Human Ecology, Department of Policy Analysis & Management (PAM) and Cornell University
Downloads 3 (546,975)

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Monopoly® Pricing

Economic Inquiry, Vol. 48, Issue 2, pp. 517-520, April 2010
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 29 Mar 2010
John Cawley and Donald Kenkel
Cornell University - College of Human Ecology, Department of Policy Analysis & Management (PAM) and Cornell University - Department of Policy Analysis & Management (PAM)
Downloads 3 (517,055)

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The Effect of Stress on Later-Life Health: Evidence from the Vietnam Draft

NBER Working Paper No. w23334
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 25 Apr 2017
John Cawley, Damien de Walque and Dan Grossman
Cornell University - College of Human Ecology, Department of Policy Analysis & Management (PAM), World Bank and Cornell University
Downloads 0 (512,777)

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A Guide and Advice for Economists on the U.S. Junior Academic Job Market: 2016–2017 Edition

IZA Discussion Paper No. 10400
Number of pages: 83 Posted: 12 Dec 2016
John Cawley
Cornell University - College of Human Ecology, Department of Policy Analysis & Management (PAM)
Downloads 0 (448,797)

Abstract:

salaries, market for economists, academic labor market, benefits

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The Impact of Health Insurance on Preventive Care and Health Behaviors: Evidence from the 2014 ACA Medicaid Expansions

NBER Working Paper No. w22265
Number of pages: 85 Posted: 24 May 2016
Indiana University Bloomington - School of Public & Environmental Affairs (SPEA), Indiana University - Kelley School of Business and Cornell University - College of Human Ecology, Department of Policy Analysis & Management (PAM)
Downloads 0 (418,032)

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Incentivizing Nutritious Diets: A Field Experiment of Relative Price Changes and How They are Framed

NBER Working Paper No. w21929
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 01 Feb 2016
Cornell University - College of Human Ecology, Department of Policy Analysis & Management (PAM), The Ohio State University, Cornell University - Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management and Cornell University
Downloads 0 (428,142)

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The Production of Published Research By U.S. Health Economists

iHEA 2007 6th World Congress: Explorations in Health Economics Paper
Posted: 22 Jun 2007
John Cawley and Michael A. Morrisey
Cornell University - College of Human Ecology, Department of Policy Analysis & Management (PAM) and University of Alabama at Birmingham

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health economists, research, production function

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The Effect of Managed Care Penetration on Treatment Patterns

Journal of Legal Studies, Vol. 30, No. 2, Part 2
Posted: 19 Mar 2002
John Cawley
Cornell University - College of Human Ecology, Department of Policy Analysis & Management (PAM)

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Impact of Income on the Bmi and Clinical Weight Classification Of Elderly Americans

iHEA 2007 6th World Congress: Explorations in Health Economics Paper
Posted: 14 Jun 2007
Cornell University - College of Human Ecology, Department of Policy Analysis & Management (PAM), Penn State University and Indiana University Bloomington - School of Public & Environmental Affairs (SPEA)

Abstract:

obesity, income, social security, health