Teaching

2006 - present Junior Independent Research and Senior Thesis Advisor for Department of Economics at Princeton University

Senior Theses Advised at Princeton University (recent years):

2018 - 2019

Maria Camila Rojas. The Effect of High School Social Capital on College Graduation and Civic Engagement in Adulthood.
Oliver Schmickel. The Impact of Capitated Hospital Budgets on Patient Outcomes: An Empirical Analysis of the Effects of Maryland’s 2010 Total Patient Revenue Program.
Zoe Sudduth. Investing in Soft Skills: The Effect of Maternal Education on Child Noncognitive and Cognitive Outcomes.
Wendy Zhao. To Err on the Side of EHR? The Effect of Electronic Health Records on Quality of Care, Costs, and Nurse Staffing in California.

2015 - 2016

Megan N. Dare. Left Behind in China: The Effect of the Contemporary Parent-Child Relationship on Depressive Symptoms in Adult Parents.
Judy L. Hou.* Corporate Board Diversity: An Empirical Study of its Effects on Firm Financial Performance. Winner of the Thesis Prize in Finance, awarded annually for the most outstanding thesis in the field of finance.
Yoni Kirsch. The Effect of Sexual Victimization On Substance Use and Abuse.
Victoria Lin.* Take It or Leave It: An Empirical Study of OECD Maternity Leave Policies and Female Labor Market Outcomes. Winner of the Senior Thesis Prize in Economics, awarded annually for the best thesis in health, education or welfare.
Alyssa Lipshultz. Cognitive and Non-Cognitive Skills: Determinants of Couples’ Money Management Systems.
Macy Manning. Banking on Women: An Empirical Study of Microfinance Institutions and the Influence of Gender on Performance.
Seth Merkin Morokoff.* The Impact of Brazil’s Bolsa Familia on Child Labor Supply: Effects by Age and Employment Sector. Honorable Mention for the Kenneth Maxwell Senior Prize for the best senior thesis related to Brazil.
Brett Rosenthal. The Effect of Food Insecurity on Body Weight in Preschool-Aged Children.
James Greig Stein. Testing the Cost-Shift and Medpac Theories: An Empirical Study of the Effects of Market Structure and Public Insurance Payments on Hospital Pricing.
Lena Sun.* Technological Transformation in Health Care: The Impact of Electronic Medical Records on Quality and Cost of Care in California. Winner of the Global Health Policy (GHP) Senior Thesis Prize for the most outstanding thesis written by a student earning a GHP certificate.
Joan Elizabeth Thompson. Was the Great Recession a Shock to Health? The Effect of Severe Macroeconomic Stress on Health Outcomes and Behaviors.
Helen S. Zitkovsky. Not So Sweet: The Effect of Food Insecurity on Adult Diabetes Risk.

2014 - 2015

Erin Curley. The Good, the Bad, and the Public: Strength of Culture in the Public Sector.
Sailesh Dhungana.* Business Growth and GDP of Arizona, With and Without a Controversial Immigration Law: Effects of SB 1070 on Business Growth and GDP.Winner of the Walter C. Sauer ’28 Prize, awarded annually, to the student whose thesis, on any aspect of the United States foreign trade, is judged to be the most creative.
Catherine Lei. The Effect of Financial Incentives on Employer-Sponsored Insurance: Does the Mandate Matter? A Massachusetts Case Study.
Connor Joseph Michelsen. The Effects of Supplier-Induced Demand in the Use of ANTI-VEGF Drugs for the Treatment of Age-Related Macular Degeneration.
Rachel Joohee Nam. The Effects of Breastfeeding on Pre-Adolescent Obesity.
Peter D. Ryan. Financial Instability and Children’s Health.
Rachel B. Shuman. Father Involvement and Preadolescent Behavioral Outcomes: An Econometric Analysis of Parental Investment in Fragile Families.
Jesse R. Young. Make Way for the Superintendent-Judge: An Exploration of School Finance Litigation, Judicial Activism, and Education Outcomes.
Shirley Wang. Effects of the Texas FY2012 Family Planning Funding Cuts on Children’s Public Health Insurance Programs.

2013 - 2014

Hilary Bernstein. The Effects of Mental Disabilities on Young Adult Future Income.
Randolph Brown. Fat Taxes, or Thin Subsidies? Fruit and Vegetable Subsidy Effectiveness on Health Outcomes.
Marisa Cummings. The Effect of Parental Education on Child Health Outcomes: The Role of Assortative Mating.
Omar Jarrett. How an Individuals' Chararacteristics Can Affect Their Health and Treatment in the United States Healthcare System.
Danielle M. Kutasov. Does Insurance Type Matter? An Empirical Analysis of the Effects of Insurance Type on Medical Care Quality in the United States.
Levi Malik. New Rules, New Decisions: The Effects of Maternal Employment on Childhood Body Weight, Nutrition, and Activity Outcomes for At-Welfare-Risk Families.
Jeffrey Schwartz. Medicaid Managed Care: Higher Quality Inpatient Care at Lower Cost? An Analysis of the Medi-Cal Population.

2012 - 2013

Anastasia Florence Auber. The Effect of Child Support Payments on Childhood Obesity in Fragile Families.
Mohammed Damirji. The Effects of Antihypertensive Medication on the Incentives to Improve Health Behaviors.
Charlotte Davis. The Effect of High School Athletic Participation on Graduation: A Study from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health.
Samuel M. Dresner. Symptoms of Hospital Congestion: An Empirical Study of the Impact of Hospital Competition on the Quality and Cost of Medical Care in California.
Linda Li. Insurance Status and Treatment Intensity: The Case of Elective Cesarean Section.
Jio Park.* Consolidation in the Health Care Industry: An Empirical Study of the Impact of Hospital Mergers on Quality of Medical Care. Winner of the Wolf Balleisen Memorial Prize, awarded annually for the best thesis on an economics subject, written by an economics major.
Soyoung Park. The Effect of Multigenerational Families on Child Delinquency Outcomes.

2011 - 2012

Andrew C. Lai. The Effects of Primary Payor Status on the Quality of Health Care.
David Muckey. Population Control: An Analysis of China’s One-Child Policy and its Effect on Human Capital.
Angela E. Park.* The Effects of Parental Job Loss on Children’s Health. Winner of the Senior Thesis Prize in Economics, awarded annually for the most outstanding thesis in the fields of health, education or welfare.
Steven Sok. Regional Differences of the Wage Penalty of Obesity for Asian-Americans and Other Racial Groups.
Nazli Senyuva. Happily Never After? An Economical Study On How Male Partners and Relationship Dynamics Influence Women’s Use of Emergency Contraception.
Wensheen Tong. The Effect of Breastfeeding On Child Obesity in Colombia.
Matthew Wender.* Hospice Ownership: The Impact of Profit Status on the Quality and Cost of End-of-Life Care in California. Winner of the Daniel L. Rubinfeld ’67 Prize in Empirical Economics, awarded annually for the most outstanding senior thesis in empirical economics.

2010 - 2011

Sarah Cummings. The Effects of Income Volatility on Children’s Health Outcomes.
Catherine Higham. Medicare Part D and Health Outcomes for the Over-65 Population: An Investigation into the Relationship between Medicare Part D and Health.
Erica R. Leavitt. Suggested Retail Prices as a Policy Tool in the Market for Artemisinin Combination Therapies: An Empirical and Theoretical Perspective.
Devon J. Ryan.* Physician Response to a Change in Payer Mix: The 2006 Massachusetts Health Care Reform. Winner of the Daniel L. Rubinfeld ’67 Prize in Empirical Economics, awarded annually for the most outstanding senior thesis in empirical economics.
Alex R. Rosen.* Hospital Ownership: An Empirical Study of its Effect on the Quality and Cost of Medical Care in the United States. Winner of the Senior Thesis Prize in Economics, awarded annually for the most outstanding thesis in the fields of health, education or welfare. Honorable Mention for the Global Health Policy (GHP) Senior Thesis Prize is awarded in recognition of the most outstanding thesis written by a student earning a GHP certificate.
Meghan Caitlin Thompson. Giving Time Assistance to an Aging Mother: The Impact of Intergenerational Time Transfers on Adult Child Health Behaviors. (Thesis No. 25220)

 

*Prize winning thesis