Publications

(2021). The Effects of State Scope of Practice Laws on the Labor Supply of Advanced Practice Registered Nurses. Journal of Health Economics, forthcoming.

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(2020). Toward a Uniform Classification of Nurse Practitioner Scope of Practice Laws. NBER Working Paper #28192.

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(2020). Anti-poverty policy and health: Attributes and diffusion of state earned income tax credits across U.S. states from 1980 to 2020. PloS one, 15(11), p.e0242514.

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(2020). Light, Moderate, and Heavy Drinking. Handbook of Labor, Human Resources and Population Economics.

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(2019). The effects of employment on influenza rates. Economics and Human Biology, (34), pp. 286-295.

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(2017). Effects of state-level Earned Income Tax Credit laws in the U.S. on maternal health behaviors and infant health outcomes. Social Science and Medicine, (194), pp. 67-75.

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(2017). Competitive effects of scope of practice restrictions: Public health or public harm?. Journal of Health Economics, (55), pp. 201-218.

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(2016). The Pass-Through of Beer Taxes To Prices: Evidence From State and Federal Tax Changes. Economic Inquiry, (54), 4, pp. 1946-1962.

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(2016). The effect of an increased minimum wage on infant mortality and birth weight. American Journal of Public Health, (106), 8, pp. 1514-1516.

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(2016). Job mobility among parents of children with chronic health conditions: Early effects of the 2010 Affordable Care Act. Journal of Health Economics, (48), pp. 26-43.

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(2015). Tobacco control policies and sudden infant death syndrome in developed nations. Health Economics (United Kingdom), (24), 8, pp. 1042-1048.

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(2015). The Effects of Mandated Health Insurance Benefits for Autism on Out-of-Pocket Costs and Access to Treatment. Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, (34), 2, pp. 328-353.

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(2015). The effect of regulated competition on pharmaceutical advertising and promotion. Eastern Economic Journal, (41), 1, pp. 24-39.

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(2015). School suspension and the school-to-prison pipeline. International Review of Law and Economics, (43), pp. 98-106.

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(2015). Effects of bicycle helmet laws on children{'}s injuries. Health Economics (United Kingdom), (24), 1, pp. 26-40.

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(2014). Where there's smoking, there's fire: The effects of smoking policies on the incidence of fires in the USA. Health Economics (United Kingdom), (23), 11, pp. 1353-1373.

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(2014). Alcohol control and foster care. Review of Economics of the Household, (12), 4, pp. 589-612.

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(2013). Tobacco control policies, birth outcomes, and maternal human capital. Journal of Human Capital, (7), 2, pp. 130-160.

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(2013). Expansion of medicaid covered smoking cessation services: Maternal smoking and birth outcomes. Medicare and Medicaid Research Review, (3), 3.

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(2013). Effects of early maternal employment on maternal health and well-being. Journal of Population Economics, (26), 1, pp. 285-301.

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(2013). Child access prevention laws and nonfatal gun injuries. Southern Economic Journal, (80), 1, pp. 5-25.

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(2012). Reducing prenatal smoking: The role of state policies. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, (43), 1, pp. 34-40.

(2012). Family leave after childbirth and the mental health of new mothers. Journal of Mental Health Policy and Economics, (15), 2, pp. 61-76.

(2012). Estimating the Relationship between Alcohol Policies and Criminal Violence and Victimization. German Economic Review, (13), 4, pp. 416-435.

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(2011). Is youth smoking responsive to cigarette prices? evidence from low- and middle-income countries. Tobacco Control, (20), 6, pp. 419-424.

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(2011). A cure for crime: Psycho-pharmaceuticals and crime trends. Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, (30), 1, pp. 29-56.

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(2010). The effects of pharmaceutical marketing and promotion on adverse drug events and regulation. American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, (2), 4, pp. 1-25.

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(2010). Alcohol policies and child maltreatment. Contributions to Economic Analysis, (290), pp. 17-35.

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(2009). Substance use among adolescent students with consideration of budget constraints. Review of Economics of the Household, (7), 4, pp. 423-446.

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(2009). Incentives in obesity and health insurance. Inquiry, (46), 4, pp. 418-432.

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(2008). The relationship between suicidal behavior and productive activities of young adults. Southern Economic Journal, (75), 2, pp. 300-331.

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(2008). The effectiveness of cigarette regulations in reducing cases of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. Journal of Health Economics, (27), 1, pp. 106-133.

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(2007). Medicaid policy changes in mental health care and their effect on mental health outcomes. Health Economics, Policy and Law, (2), 1, pp. 23-49.

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(2007). Antidepressants and youth: Healing or harmful?. Social Science and Medicine, (64), 10, pp. 2138-2151.

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(2007). An empirical investigation of the social market for cigarettes. Health Economics, (16), 10, pp. 1025-1039.

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(2006). Are mental health insurance mandates effective? Evidence from suicides. Health Economics, (15), 1, pp. 83-97.

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(2005). Tobacco control policies and youth smoking: evidence from a new era.. Advances in health economics and health services research, (16), pp. 277-291.

(2005). I Did What Last Night?! Adolescent Risky Sexual Behaviors and Substance Use. Eastern Economic Journal, (31), 3, pp. 383-405.

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(2005). Does the length of maternity leave affect maternal health?. Southern Economic Journal, (72), 1, pp. 16-41.

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(2005). An investigation of the effects of alcohol consumption and alcohol policies on youth risky sexual behaviors. American Economic Review, (95), 2, pp. 263-266.

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(2005). Alcohol, drugs and violent crime. International Review of Law and Economics, (25), 1, pp. 20-44.

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(2004). The effects of daylight and daylight saving time on US pedestrian fatalities and motor vehicle occupant fatalities. Accident Analysis and Prevention, (36), 3, pp. 351-357.

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(2004). Mental health and substance abuse treatment and juvenile crime. Journal of Mental Health Policy and Economics, (7), 2, pp. 59-68.

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(2004). Lighting up and slimming down: The effects of body weight and cigarette prices on adolescent smoking initiation. Journal of Health Economics, (23), 2, pp. 293-311.

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(2004). Alcohol abuse and suicide attempts among youth. Economics and Human Biology, (2), 2, pp. 159-180.

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(2004). Aging and aggregate costs of medical care: Conceptual and policy issues. Health Economics, (13), 6, pp. 543-562.

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(2003). The effect of price on counselling sessions attended by depression patients. Applied Economics Letters, (10), 14, pp. 899-903.

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(2003). Estimating the impact of alcohol policies on youth suicides. Journal of Mental Health Policy and Economics, (6), 1, pp. 37-46.

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(2000). The price of alcohol, wife abuse, and husband abuse. Southern Economic Journal, (67), 2, pp. 279-303.

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(2000). The effects of beer taxes on physical child abuse. Journal of Health Economics, (19), 2, pp. 271-282.

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(1998). Alcohol regulation and domestic violence towards children. Contemporary Economic Policy, (16), 3, pp. 309-320.

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