A new provocative op-ed in the Wall Street Journal by Dr. Yelowitz.
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Economic systems are described by the manner that property rights are allocated to individuals, to the government, or to interests groups. Property rights entail control of use of assets, claim on the net income from an asset, and transferability of the previous two.
Charles Courtemanche, James Marton, Aaron Yelowitz
This chapter examines trends in Medicaid enrollment across the income distribution after the ACA’s Medicaid expansion.
Long-term federal budget forecasts show sizable increases in federal spending in the coming decades. A large share of this increase in spending is due to Social Security and Medicare.
Michael F. Pesko, Charles Courtemanche, Johanna Catherine Maclean
We study the effects of traditional cigarette tax rate changes and e-cigarette tax adoption on use of these products among US adults. Data are drawn from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System and National Health Interview Survey data over the period 2011 to 2017.
Sun-Ki Choi & John Garen
We find that federal workers were consistently paid more than comparable private-sector workers throughout the 1995 to 2017 time period. Moreover, federal works had higher pension and health insurance coverage. For 2017, we estimate that federal workers were paid 12.5% more.
In the News
New research by Dr. Courtemanche on the connection between maternal employment and childhood obesity was published in the Journal of Human Capital.
Dr. Yelowitz's research on the new op-ed in the New York Post about New York's $4 billion Medicaid gap.
Research by Dr. Yelowitz on improper Medicaid enrollment in New York City is mentioned in the New York Post.
Dr. Yelowitz's reserach on improper Medicaid eligibility was mentioned in the Pulse article referencing his Mercatus paper.