Academic journal article NBER Reporter

Public Economics

Academic journal article NBER Reporter

Public Economics

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Members of the NBER's Public Economics Program met at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research on October 26-27. Program Director Raj Chetty of Stanford University and Faculty Research Fellow Danny Yagan of the University of California, Berkeley organized the meeting. These researchers' papers were presented and discussed:

* Amy Finkelstein, MIT and NBER, and Nathaniel Hendren and Mark Shepard, Harvard University and NBER, "Subsidizing Health Insurance for Low-Income Adults: Evidence from Massachusetts" (NBER Working Paper No. 23668)

* Mark Duggan, Stanford University and NBER, and Atul Gupta and Emilie Jackson, Stanford University, "The Impact of the Affordable Care Act: Evidence from California's Hospital Sector"

* Alexander M. Gelber, University of California, Berkeley and NBER; Timothy J. Moore, University of Melbourne; and Alexander Strand, Social Security Administration, "Disability Insurance Income Saves Lives"

* Ethan Lieber, University of Notre Dame, and Lee Lockwood, University of Virginia and NBER, "Targeting with In-kind Transfers: Evidence from Medicaid Home Care"

* Philip Armour, RAND Corporation, and Michael Lovenheim, Cornell University and NBER, "The Effect of Social Security Information on the Labor Supply and Savings of Older Americans"

* Peter Ganong, University of Chicago and NBER, and Pascal Noel, University of Chicago, "Consumer Spending During Unemployment: Positive and Normative Implications"

* Rebecca Diamond, Stanford University and NBER, and Timothy McQuade and Franklin Qian, Stanford University, "The Effects of Rent Control Expansion on Tenants, Landlords, and Inequality: Evidence from San Francisco"

* Marcelo L. …

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