Working group

Health Economics Research Group

Working Group Members

Naoki Aizawa

Credentials: Assistant Professor, Economics

Robert Batt

Credentials: Associate Professor, Business

Daniel Bauer

Credentials: Professor, Risk and Insurance

Position title: Hickman-Larson Chair in Actuarial Science

Hessam Bavafa

Credentials: Assistant Professor, Operations and Information Management

Marguerite Burns

Credentials: Associate Professor, Population Health Sciences

Ying (Jessica) Cao

Credentials: Assistant Professor, Population Health Sciences

Chad Cotti

Credentials: Professor, Economics

Position title: Oshkosh Corporation Endowed Professor

Christine Durrance

Credentials: Associate Professor, Public Affairs

Jason Fletcher

Credentials: Professor, Public Affairs and Sociology

Position title: CDHA Director

Tiffany Green

Credentials: Assistant Professor, Population Health Sciences and Obstetrics & Gynecology

Mustafa Hussein

Credentials: Assistant Professor Public Health

Lindsay Jacobs

Credentials: Assistant Professor, Public Affairs

Katie Jajtner

Credentials: Assistant Scientist

Philipp Koellinger

Credentials: Professor, Public Affairs

Nicholas Lovett

Credentials: Lecturer, Economics

Corina Mommaerts

Credentials: Assistant Professor, Economics

Anita Mukherjee

Credentials: Assistant Professor, Risk and Insurance

John Mullahy

Credentials: Professor, Population Health Sciences

Rebecca Myerson

Credentials: Assistant Professor, Population Health Sciences

Hamid Noghanibehambari

Credentials: Postdoctoral Researcher, CDHA

Mariétou Ouayogodé

Credentials: Assistant Professor, Population Health Sciences

Gwyn Pauley

Credentials: Lecturer, Economics

Marjorie A. Rosenberg

Credentials: Professor, Risk and Insurance

Joan Schmit

Credentials: Professor, Business

Position title: American Family Insurance Distinguished Chair in Risk Management and Insurance

Lauren Schmitz

Credentials: Assistant Professor, Public Affairs

Jeff Smith

Credentials: Professor Economics

Position title: Paul T. Heyne Distinguished Chair in Economics, Richard Meese Chair in Applied Econometrics

Justin Sydnor

Credentials: Associate Professor, Risk and Insurance

Position title: Leslie P. Schultz Professor, Risk and Insurance

Kevin Thom

Credentials: Assistant Professor, Economics

Geoffrey Wallace

Credentials: Professor, Public Affairs and Economics

Yang Wang

Credentials: Associate Professor, Public Affairs

Nicole Werner

Credentials: Associate Professor, Industrial and Systems Engineering

Barbara L. Wolfe

Credentials: Professor Emerita, Economics, Population Health Sciences, and Public Affairs

Victoria Zhang

Credentials: Assistant Professor, Management and Human Resources

Events Archive

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Fall 2017

December 8, 2017
3–5 pm, Memorial Union, Langdon Room

November 17, 2017
3–5 pm, Memorial Union, Profile Room

Spring/Summer 2018

August 9, 2018
4–6 pm, Memorial Union, Council Room – 4th Floor

  • “Labor Market Screening and Social Insurance Program Design for the Disabled,” Naoki Aizawa (UW–Madison)
  • SNAP timing and Medicaid utilization, Chad Cotti (UW–Oshkosh)

July 6, 2018
3–5 pm, Memorial Union, State Room East – 4th Floor

June 22, 2018 
3–5 pm, Place: Memorial Union, Beefeaters Room – 3rd Floor

May 11, 2018
4–6 pm, Memorial Union, Council Room

  • Nurse Deregulation, Yang Wang (UW–Madison)
  • Early Life Health and Life Course Earnings, Bobbi Wolfe (UW–Madison)
    Discussion: CDHA and MHEC

Fall 2018

December 13, 2018
3–5 pm, Memorial Union, Profile Room

  • Living Wage and Health, Mustafa Hussein (UW–Madison)
  • Measuring Cognition in the HRS data, Geoffrey Wallace (UW–Madison)

November 16, 2018
3–5 pm, Memorial Union, Capital View Room – 4th Floor

  • Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program, Bob Batt (UW–Madison)
  • Occupation and Cognition, Lindsay Jacobs (UW–Madison)

October 19, 2018
3–5 pm, Memorial Union, Capital View Room – 4th Floor

  • Clustering Techniques for Predicting Health Expenditures, Margie Rosenberg (UW–Madison)
  • Intergenerational Mobility and Disability Status, Katie Jajtner (UW–Madison)

Spring 2019

May 10, 2019
3–5 pm, Wisconsin Institute for Discovery – Room 1260
End of Semester Event
Discussion with Trevor Sawalish (Children’s Minnesota) about potential collaborations and data availability
4 pm, Reception at Steenbocks on Orchard

May 3, 2019
3–5 pm, Memorial Union, Council Room – 4th Floor

  • “Intergenerational Health Mobility,” Katie Jajtner (UW–Madison)
  • “Application of a Longitudinal Matching Algorithm to Clinical Trial Data,” Cornelia Ilin (UW–Madison)

March 29, 2019
3–5 pm, Memorial Union Room, Class of 1924 Room – 4th Floor

  • “Differential Responses to the Minimum Legal Drinking Age Law,” Jason Fletcher (UW–Madison)
  • “Medicaid Expansions in Wisconsin,” Gwyn Pauley (UW–Madison)

Fall 2019

November 15, 2019
3–5 pm, Memorial Union, Profile Room – 2nd Floor
“Government Advertising in Market-Based Public Programs: Evidence from the Health Insurance Marketplace,”  Naoki Aizawa (UW–Madison)
“Multidimensional Health Measurement and Analysis,” John Mullahy (UW–Madison)

October 11, 2019
3–5 pm, Memorial Union, Old Madison

September 12, 2019
3–4:30 pm, Memorial Union, Beefeaters
“Local Access to Mental Healthcare and Crime,” Monica Deza (Hunter College, CUNY), CDHA Visiting Scholar

Spring 2020

February 28, 2020
3–5 pm, Memorial Union, Founder’s Room – 2nd Floor

February 14, 2020
3–5 pm, Memorial Union, Room: Old Madison Room – 3rd Floor East

  • “Work Place Health Promotion RCT,” Marianne Simonsen (Aarhus University)
  • “Medicaid Dental Benefit Expansion in Wisconsin,” Gwyn Pauley (UW–Madison)

February 7, 2020
3–5 pm, Memorial Union, Room Old Madison – 3rd Floor East
“Cognitive Decline and Healthcare Utilization among Older Americans: Evidence from the HRS-Medicare Linked Data,” Xi Chen (Yale University)

Fall 2020

October 21, 2020
2:30–4 pm, Virtual Meeting
“Discovering Treatment Effectiveness via Median Treatment Effects—Applications to COVID-19 Clinical Trials,” John Mullahy (UW–Madison)

October 7, 2020
2:30–4 pm, Virtual Meeting
What Can Economics Say About Alzheimer’s Disease?” Corina Mommaerts (UW–Madison)

September 17–18, 2020
11th Annual Midwest Health Economics Conference (MHEC) (Virtual)

September 9, 2020
2:30–4 pm, Virtual Meeting
Updates and introductions from new UW–Madison group members: Christine DurranceJessica Cao, and Priya Mukherjee

Spring 2021

January 27, 2021

  • “Churn in Medicaid for Wisconsin,” Gwyn Pauley
  • “Heat and Violence among Prisoners in Mississippi,” Anita Mukherjee

April 14, 2020

  • “Opioids and Employment: A Dynamic Approach,” Anita Mukherjee