Lara Shore-Sheppard

Professor of Economics
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Schapiro Hall Rm 203

Education

B.A. Amherst College (1991)
M.A. Princeton University (1993)
Ph.D. Princeton University, Economics (1996)

Courses

Note: courses in gray are not offered this academic year.

ECON 209(S)

Labor Economics

ECON 230

The Economics of Health and Health Care

POEC 253(F)

Empirical Methods in Political Economy

ECON 374 T(S)

Poverty and Public Policy

ECON 453

Research in Labor Economics

ECON 502(F)

Statistics/Econometrics

Fields of Specialization

Health economics
Labor economics
Poverty and welfare policy
Wage distribution

Publications

Articles in Peer-Reviewed Journals

“The Effect of Safety Net Programs on Food Insecurity,” with Lucie Schmidt and Tara Watson, January 2015, (Forthcoming, Journal of Human Resources.)

“The Employment Dynamics of Disadvantaged Women: Evidence from the SIPP” with John Ham and Xianghong Li, April 2014, (Forthcoming, Journal of Labor Economics.)

“The Effect of Medicaid Payment Rates on Access to Dental Care Among Children,” with Thomas Buchmueller and Sean Orzol, American Journal of Health Economics, vol. 1, no. 2, Spring 2015, pp. 194–223.

“Income Dynamics and the Affordable Care Act,” Health Services Research 49:6, Part II, December 2014, pp. 2041-2061.

“Estimating Heterogeneous Take-up and Crowd-Out Responses to Existing Medicaid Limits and Their Nonmarginal Expansions,” with John Ham and Serkan Ozbeklik, Journal of Human Resources, vol. 49, no. 4, Fall 2014, pp. 872-905.

“Stability of Children’s Insurance Coverage and Implications for Access to Care: Evidence from the Survey of Income and Program Participation,” with Thomas Buchmueller and Sean Orzol, International Journal of Health Care Finance and Economics, vol. 14, iss. 2, June 2014, pp. 109-126.

“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 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

“The Medicaid Program,” with Thomas Buchmueller and John Ham, September 2015, forthcoming in Means-Tested Transfer Programs in the United States: Volume II, Robert A. Moffitt, ed. (Currently available as NBER working paper #21425.)

“Child Health,” in Targeting Investments in Children: Fighting Poverty When Resources are Limited, Philip Levine and David Zimmerman, eds., Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2010.

“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, in Welfare Reform and its Long-Term Consequences for America’s Poor, James P. Ziliak, ed., Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2009.

“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

“The Effect of Safety Net Programs on Food Insecurity,” with Lucie Schmidt and Tara Watson, NBER working paper #19558, October 2013.

“Who Will Become Eligible for Insurance Subsidies Under the Affordable Care Act and Why? Evidence from the Survey of Income and Program Participation,” working paper, Williams College, October 2012.

“The Effect of State Public Insurance Design Features on Children’s Insurance Coverage,” with Thomas Buchmueller and Sean Orzol, working paper, University of Michigan, August 2011.

“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

“State Choices and Insurance Inequality: Coverage Impacts of Forgoing the Medicaid Expansion.”

“Take-up and the Social Safety Net,” with Lucie Schmidt and Tara Watson.

“Estimating Heterogeneous Medicaid Take-up and Private Insurance Crowd-out Rates: Evidence from a Linear Probability Model,” with John Ham and Serkan Ozbeklik.

“Correlates and Triggers of Losing or Changing Insurance.”

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.

Current Committees

Political Economy Program
Public Health