Working Papers 


Did the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program Reduce Readmissions? An Assessment of Prior Evidence and New Estimates. (With Robert Kaestner). 

Article PDF

Mortality and Socioeconomic Consequences of Prescription Opioids: Evidence from State Policies (With Robert Kaestner) 

Article PDF (NBERWP:26135) 

Media : VOXEU , Cato, Brookings

Effect of Prescription Opioids and Prescription Opioid Control Policies on Infant Health (With Robert Kaestner) 

Article PDF (NBERWP:26749) 

Effects of State COVID-19 Closure Policy on NON-COVID-19 Health Care Utilization (With Kosali Simon and 

Coady Wing) 

Article PDF (NBERWP:27621)

Media : WSJ, DailyMail, WWLTV , Forbes 

Watch short pesentation via NBER Youtube

The Effects of School Reopenings on COVID-19 Hospitalizations (With Doug Harris and Susan Hassig) 

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Media : NPR, ChalkBeat, Edweek, US NEWS

Journal Articles 

Assessment of Filled Buprenorphine Prescriptions for Opioid Use Disorder During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic (with Thuy Nugyen, Sumedha Gupta, Caleb Alexander, Brendan Saloner and Bradley Stein) JAMA IM

Work in Progress 

Medicare Reimbursement & Innovation (With Diane Alexander) 

Short Slides 



Work in Progress

The Effects of Medicare’s Performance Pay Policies on Privately Insured Patients
(with Robert Kaestner & Cuiping Schiman)

Can the Quality of Post-Discharge Care Explain the Racial Disparities in Hospital Readmission Rates?