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Essays in Health Economics
What effects does higher patient cost sharing have on the use of mental health care, patient outcomes, and provider behavior? This dissertation explores this question by investigating the effects of a national reform in ...
Adding Value to Value-Added: Theory and Applications to Teachers and Bureaucrats
Value-added estimators are extensively used to study teachers and other groups. In addition to estimating an individual's causal impact on outcomes, value-added models describe the dispersion of individual effects: For ...
Essays in Housing Economics
Political debate around land use in cities often proceeds from the counterintuitive premise that housing development reduces affordability. In my first chapter I show that in Boston, the decision to approve a multifamily ...