lshore

Lara Shore-Sheppard

Professor of Economics

Office: Schapiro Hall Rm 203

Webpage: http://econ.williams.edu/people/lshore
E-mail: lara.d.shore-sheppard@williams.edu
Tel: (413) 597-2226
Fax: (413) 597-4045
Department of Economics
Williams College
24 Hopkins Hall Drive
Williamstown, MA 01267

Education

Princeton University, Ph.D., Economics, 1996
Princeton University, M.A., Economics, 1993
Amherst College, B.A., magna cum laude, Economics and Asian Languages and Civilizations, 1991
Curriculum Vitae

Fields of Specialization

Health economics
Labor economics
Poverty and welfare policy
Wage distribution

Publications

Articles in Peer-Reviewed Journals

“Local Fiscal Policies and Urban Wage Structures,” with Patricia Beeson and Tara Watson, Public Finance Review, 38(5), 2010, pp. 540-584.

Stemming the Tide?  The Effect of Expanding Medicaid Eligibility on Health Insurance Coverage,” The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy: Vol. 8, Iss. 2 (Advances), Article 6, 2008.

“Did Expanding Medicaid Affect Welfare Participation?” with John Ham, Industrial and Labor Relations Review, vol. 58, no. 3, April 2005, pp. 452-470.

“The Effect of Medicaid Expansions for Low-Income Children on Medicaid Participation and Private Insurance Coverage: Evidence from the SIPP,” with John Ham, Journal of Public Economics, vol. 89, no. 1, January 2005, pp. 57-83.

“The Measurement of Medicaid Coverage in the SIPP: Evidence from a Comparison of Matched Records,” with David Card and Andrew Hildreth, Journal of Business and Economic Statistics, vol. 22, no. 4, October 2004, pp. 410-420.

“Using Discontinuous Eligibility Rules to Identify the Effects of the Federal Medicaid Expansions on Low Income Children,” with David Card, Review of Economics and Statistics, vol. 86, no. 3, August 2004, pp. 752-766.

“Industrial Change and Wage Inequality: Evidence from the Steel Industry,” with Patricia Beeson and Kathryn Shaw, Industrial and Labor Relations Review, vol. 54, no.2A, 2001, pp. 466-483.

“The Effect of Expanding Medicaid Eligibility on the Distribution of Children’s Health Insurance Coverage,” Industrial and Labor Relations Review, vol. 54, no. 1, October 2000, pp. 59-77.

“Medicaid and Crowding Out of Private Insurance: A Re-examination Using Firm-Level Data,” with Thomas Buchmueller and Gail Jensen, Journal of Health Economics, vol. 19, no. 1, January 2000, pp. 61-91.

Papers in Edited Volumes and Papers and Proceedings

“Public Policy and the Dynamics of Children’s Health Insurance, 1986-1999,” with John Ham and Xianghong Li, American Economic Review: Papers & Proceedings 2009, 99:2, 522–526.

“A Re-Examination of the Impact of Welfare Reform on Health Insurance Among Less-Skilled Women,” with John Ham and Xianghong Li, forthcoming in Welfare Reform and its Long-Term Consequences for America’s Poor, James P. Ziliak, ed., Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

“Child Health Interventions,” forthcoming in Targeting Investments in Children: Fighting Poverty When Resources are Limited, Philip Levine and David Zimmerman, eds., University of Chicago Press.

“Expanding Public Health Insurance for Children: Medicaid and the State Children’s Health Insurance Program,” in Changing Welfare, Rachel A. Gordon and Herbert J. Walberg, eds., New York: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2003.

“Did Expanding Medicaid Affect Welfare Participation?” with John Ham, Industrial and Labor Relations Review, vol. 58, no. 3, April 2005, pp. 452-470.

“The Effect of Medicaid Expansions for Low-Income Children on Medicaid Participation and Private Insurance Coverage: Evidence from the SIPP,” with John Ham, Journal of Public Economics, vol. 89, no. 1, January 2005, pp. 57-83.

“Using Discontinuous Eligibility Rules to Identify the Effects of the Federal Medicaid Expansions on Low Income Children,” with David Card, Review of Economics and Statistics, vol. 86, no. 3, August 2004, pp. 752-766.

“The Measurement of Medicaid Coverage in the SIPP: Evidence from a Comparison of Matched Records,” with David Card and Andrew Hildreth, Journal of Business and Economic Statistics, vol. 22, no. 4, October 2004, pp. 410-420.

“Expanding Public Health Insurance for Children: Medicaid and the State Children’s Health Insurance Program,” in Changing Welfare, Rachel A. Gordon and Herbert J. Walberg, eds., New York: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2003.

“Applying for Research Grants from Liberal Arts Colleges,” Newsletter of the Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession, Spring/Summer 2004.

Working Papers

“Seam Bias, Multiple-State, Multiple-Spell Duration Models and the Employment Dynamics of Disadvantaged Women,” with John Ham and Xianghong Li, NBER working paper # 15151, July 2009.

“Stability of Children’s Insurance Coverage and Implications for Access to Care: Evidence from the Survey of Income and Program Participation,” with Thomas Buchmueller, working paper, University of Michigan, September 2009.

“The Effect of Local Fiscal Policies on Urban Wage Structure,” with Patricia Beeson and Tara Watson.  Working paper, Williams College, September 2009.

“Estimating Heterogeneous Treatment  Effects of Medicaid Expansions on Take-up and Crowd-out,” with John Ham and Serkan Ozbeklik.  Working paper, Claremont-McKenna College, August 2009.

“The Dynamics of Children’s Health Insurance, 1986-1999,” with John Ham and Xianghong Li, working paper, Williams College, November 2008.

“The Impact of Public Health Insurance on Labor Market Transitions,” with John Ham.  Working paper, Williams College, January 2001.

“The Relationship Between Employment, Private Health Insurance, and Medicaid: Evidence from the SIPP,” mimeograph, University of Pittsburgh, October 1998.

“The Precision of Instrumental Variables Estimates With Grouped Data,” Princeton University Industrial Relations Section Working Paper #374, December 1996.

Other Work in Progress

“The Effect of Public Insurance Coverage and Provider Reimbursement on Access to Dental Care: Evidence from the SCHIP Expansion,” with Thomas Buchmueller and Sean Orzol.

“The Effects of Expanding School Choice in San Francisco,” with Lauren Fernandez.

Selected Work Experience

Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research
Research Affiliate, Northwestern University-University of Chicago Joint Center for Poverty Research
Visiting Scholar, Joint Center for Poverty Research, University of Chicago, 1999-2000
Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Pittsburgh, 1996-2000

Links to Data and Supplemental Material

Summary of State SCHIP Plans as of March 2001 (Appendix to my chapter on Medicaid and SCHIP in Changing Welfare, Rachel A. Gordon and Herbert J. Walberg, eds.)

Programs and data to calculate standard errors in Ham, Ozbeklik, and Shore-Sheppard (2007)  (Research funded by the National Science Foundation)

Supplemental Material for Chapter 6, “A Re-Examination of the Impact of Welfare Reform on Health Insurance Among Less-Skilled Women” by Ham, Li, and Shore-Sheppard, in Welfare Reform and its Long Term Consequences for America’s Poor, James Ziliak, ed.

Online Appendix, June 2013 and 
Matlab programs for minimum distance estimation
for “Estimating Heterogeneous Take-up and Crowd-Out Responses to Existing Medicaid Limits and Their Nonmarginal Expansions,” June 2013, by Ham, Ozbeklik, and Shore-Sheppard.

SAS code and Stata code to generate consistent metro areas for 1980, 1990, 2000 PUMS from “Local Fiscal Policies and Urban Wage Structures,” with Patricia Beeson and Tara Watson, Public Finance Review, 38(5), 2010, pp. 540-584.