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Did the ACA Medicaid Expansion Save Lives?
TLDR
A cost-benefit analysis shows that the improvement in welfare due to mortality responses may offset the entire net-of-transfers expenditure associated with the expansion, and a propensity-score weighting model together with techniques from machine learning is used to match counties in expansion and non-expansion states.
A Path Out: Prescription Drug Abuse, Treatment, and Suicide
TLDR
It is found that supply-side interventions decrease suicides in places with strong addiction-help networks, implying that prescription drug abuse is associated with an inherent risk of suicide.
Paying to Avoid Recession: Using Reenlistment to Estimate the Cost of Unemployment
This paper provides revealed preference estimates of the monetary value to workers of a lower unemployment rate at the time of job separation. By examining the decision between reenlisting and
Minimum Wages and Retirement
The authors study the effect of the minimum wage on the employment outcomes and Social Security claiming of older US workers from 1983 to 2016. The probability of work at or near the minimum wage
Air Pollution and the Labor Market: Evidence from Wildfire Smoke*
We estimate labor market responses to transient air pollution events using a novel linkage of satellite images of wildfire smoke plumes to pollution monitor data and labor market outcomes in the
CEO Stress and Life Expectancy: The Role of Corporate Governance and Financial Distress∗
Optimal pay-for-performance has to account for private benefits distorting managerial incentives. We focus on one aspect of private benefits – CEO health and mortality. Our identification exploits
Run for Your Life? The Effect of Close Elections on the Life Expectancy of Politicians
We use a regression discontinuity design to estimate the causal effect of election to political office on natural lifespan. In contrast to previous findings of shortened lifespan among US presidents
Effects of Military Service on Earnings and Education, Revisited: Variation by Service Duration, Occupation, and Civilian Unemployment
Abstract : The overriding objective of U.S. military compensation policy is to attract and retain the force necessary to meet the nation s national security objectives. Whether and how military
A Path Out: Prescription Drug Abuse and Suicide
TLDR
It is found that prescription drug abuse is associated with an inherent risk of suicide, and that supply-side interventions decrease suicides in places with strong addiction-help networks.
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