Sara Markowitz

Winship Distinguished Research Professor of Economics

Emory University


Sara Markowitz is the Winship Distinguished Research Professor of Economics in the Department of Economics at Emory University. She holds a joint appointment in the Department of Health Policy and Management in the Rollins School of Public Health and is a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economics Research. Dr. Markowitz’s research interests focus on how public policies affect health outcomes, health behaviors, and heathcare markets. Much of her research focuses on maternal and child health. Dr. Markowitz is widely published in general interest and specialty academic journals. She served as an editor of the Southern Economic Journal and is currently on the editorial boards of the Journal of Health Economics and Review of Economics of the Household. Her research has been supported by the National Institutes of Health, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.


  • Health Econommics
  • Labor Economics
  • Applied Microeconomics


  • PhD in Economics, 1998

    City University of New York

  • BA in Economics and English, 1993

    Rugters University

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Affordable Care Act Medicaid Expansions and Maternal Morbidity

In this paper, we test whether the Affordable Care Act Medicaid expansions are associated with in-hospital maternal morbidity. The ACA …

Nurse Practitioner Scope of Practice and Patient Harm: Evidence from Medical Malpractice Payouts and Adverse Action Reports

Many states have recently changed their scope of practice laws and granted full practice authority to nurse practitioners, allowing …

Toward a Uniform Classification of Nurse Practitioner Scope of Practice Laws

Many states’ scope of practice laws limit the ability of nurse practitioners to deliver care by requiring physician supervision …

The Effects of State Scope of Practice Laws on the Labor Supply of Advanced Practice Registered Nurses

This paper studies the effects of changes in state scope of practice laws (SOP) for advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) on …

Anti-poverty policy and health: Attributes and diffusion of state earned income tax credits across U.S. states from 1980 to 2020

Purpose: The U.S. federal Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is often considered the most effective antipoverty program for families in …