Positions

Research Areas research areas

Overview

  • Reagan Baughman is an Associate Professor of Economics. Her research interests span a range of topics in health and labor economics, including health insurance coverage patterns, economic determinants of child health, evaluation of income support programs, and the market for long-term care in the U.S. She has published her work in a number of highly-ranked outlets including Health Economics, the Journal of Health Economics, the National Tax Journal, Demography, and the Proceedings of the American Economic Review. During the 2009-2010 academic year she spent a sabbatical as a visiting fellow at the U.S. Congressional Budget Office working on issues related to health reform. In addition to teaching a number of graduate and undergraduate classes in the Economics Department she also teaches the core economics course in the Carsey School of Public Policy’s Master's in Public Policy program.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title
    2020 Second Job Holding Among Direct Care Workers and Nurses: Implications for COVID-19 Transmission in Long-Term Care.Medical Care Research and Review Medical care review.  1077558720974129. 2020
    2020 Does the Business Cycle Affect Utilization of Long-Term Care among the Elderly? 2020
    2018 Employment in Long-Term Care: The Role of Macroeconomic ConditionsAdvances in Economic Analysis and Policy Topics in Economic Analysis and Policy Contributions to Economic Analysis and Policy B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy.  18:20170078. 2018
    2017 Do Smoking Bans Improve Infant Health? Evidence from U.S. Births: 1995-2009Eastern Economic Journal.  43:472-495. 2017
    2017 The impact of child support on child healthReview of Economics of the Household.  15:69-91. 2017
    2016 STATE EARNED INCOME TAX CREDITS AND THE PRODUCTION OF CHILD HEALTH: INSURANCE COVERAGE, UTILIZATION, AND HEALTH STATUSNational Tax Journal.  69:103-131. 2016
    2012 Labor mobility of the direct care workforce: implications for the provision of long-term care.Health Economics.  21:1402-1415. 2012
    2011 Coverage, Utilization and Health Outcomes of the State Children’s Health Insurance ProgramInquiry.  47:295-314. 2011
    2010 The effect of Medicaid wage pass-through programs on the wages of direct care workers.Medical Care.  48:426-432. 2010
    2009 The earned income tax credit and fertilityJournal of Population Economics.  22:537-563. 2009
    2007 Caring for America’s Aging Population: A Profile of the Direct Care WorkforceMonthly Labor Review.  130:20-26. 2007
    2007 Differential impacts of public health insurance expansions at the local level.International Journal of Health Care Finance and Economics.  7:1-22. 2007
    2006 Worker preferences, sorting and aggregate patterns of health insurance coverage.International Journal of Health Care Finance and Economics.  6:259-277. 2006
    2005 Evaluating the impact of the earned income tax credit on health insurance coverageNational Tax Journal.  58:665-684. 2005
    2003 Productivity and wage effects of “family‐friendly” fringe benefitsInternational Journal of Manpower.  24:247-259. 2003
    2003 Did Expanding the EITC Promote Motherhood?American Economic Review.  93:247-251. 2003
    2002 How Well Can We Track Cohabitation Using the SIPP? A Consideration of Direct and Inferred MeasuresDemography.  39:455-465. 2002
    2001 Slippery when wet: the effects of local alcohol access laws on highway safety.Journal of Health Economics.  20:1089-1096. 2001
    Job Mobility in ‘Caring’ OccupationsJournal of Feminist Economics (In Press)
    The Affordable Care Act and Regulation: Coverage Effects of Guaranteed Issue and Ratings ReformHealth Economics (R&R)

    Article

    Year Title
    2020 The Effect of Immigration on Long-Term Care Receipt by the Elderly 2020
    2019 The Effect of Immigration on Long-Term Care Receipt by the Elderly 2019
    2019 The Effect of Immigration on Long-Term Care Receipt by the Elderly 2019
    2018 Employment Transitions of Direct Care Workers: The Role of Wages 2018
    2018 The Affordable Care Act and Retirement: Effects of Changes in Medicaid and Non-Group Coverage 2018
    2018 Employment Transitions of Direct Care Workers: The Role of Wages 2018
    2018 The Affordable Care Act and Retirement: Effects of Changes in Medicaid and Non-Group Coverage 2018
    2018 The Impact of Economic Conditions on Utilization of Long-Term Care 2018
    2018 The Affordable Care Act and Retirement: Effects of Changes in Medicaid and Non-Group Coverage 2018
    2018 Occupational Mobility Among Care Workers 2018
    2018 Utilization of Utilization of Long-Term Care by an Aging Population: The Impact of Macroeconomic Conditions 2018
    2017 The Affordable Care Act and Retirement: Effects of Changes in Medicaid and Non-Group Coverage 2017
    2017 Occupational Mobility Among Care Workers 2017
    2016 The EITC and Employment of Women with Disabilities 2016
    2016 The Impact of Economic Conditions on Utilization of Long-Term Care 2016
    2016 The Impact of Economic Conditions on Utilization of Long-Term Care 2016
    2015 Employment Duration in the Direct Care Labor Market: The Role of Macroeconomic Conditions 2015
    2014 The Impact of Economic Conditions on Utilization of Long-Term Care 2014
    2014 The EITC and Employment of Women with Disabilities 2014
    2014 Physician Market Power: Evidence from All-Payer Claims Data 2014
    2014 "The EITC and Employment of Women with Disabilities" 2014
    2013 Smoking and Labor Supply 2013
    2013 Employment Duration in the Direct Care Labor Market: The Role of Macroeconomic Conditions 2013
    2013 Market Power and Health Care Costs: Evidence from Claims Data 2013
    2013 Employment Duration in the Direct Care Labor Market: The Role of Macroeconomic Conditions 2013
    2013 Preparing Your Tenure Portfolio 2013
    2013 The Causal Effect of Smoking on Labor Supply: An Instrumental Variables Approach 2013
    2012 The Effect of Anti-Smoking Policy on Birth Outcomes: The Relative Effects of Cigarette Taxes and Smoking Bans 2012
    2012 The Effects of State EITC Expansion on Children’s Health 2012
    2012 Anti-Smoking Policies and Birth Outcomes: Relative Effects of Cigarette Taxes and Smoking Bans 2012
    2012 Smoking, Health and the Timing of Retirement 2012
    2011 Anti-Smoking Policies and Birth Outcomes: The Relative Effects of Cigarette Taxes and Smoking Bans 2011
    2011 The Effects of Child Support Payments on Child Health Outcomes 2011
    2011 Do Higher Earned Income Tax Credit Payments Improve Infant Health? 2011
    2010 The EITC and Production of Child Health: Insurance Coverage, Utilization and Health Status 2010
    2010 The Effects of Child Support Payments on Child Outcomes 2010
    2010 The Impact of the Earned Income Tax Credit on Child Health 2010
    2010 Mortality Effects of a Reduction in Smoking Prevalence 2010
    2010 Labor Market Effects of a Reduction in Smoking Prevalence 2010
    2009 Does Child Support Promote Health Insurance Coverage? 2009
    2009 Employment Transitions of Direct Care Workers: Where Do They Go and Why? 2009
    2009 Employment Transitions of Direct Care Workers: Where Do They Go and Why? 2009
    2008 Employment Transitions of Direct Care Workers: Where Do They Go and Why? 2008
    2008 Employment Transitions of Direct Care Workers: The Impact of Wages, Health Insurance and Occupational Injury 2008
    2008 How Do States Formulate Medicaid Policy? The Role of Political Institutions 2008
    2008 Medicaid Wage Pass-Throughs and Compensation for Providers of Long Term Care 2008
    2007 Reducing Direct Care Turnover: Do Wage Subsidies Matter?" 2007
    2007 Reducing Direct Care Turnover: Do Wage Subsidies Matter?" 2007
    2007 Reducing Direct Care Turnover: Do Wage Subsidies Matter?" 2007
    2006 Reducing Direct Care Turnover: Do Wage Subsidies Matter?" 2006
    2006 Employment Duration for Direct Care Workers: Do Wage Subsidies Matter? 2006
    2006 Reducing Direct Care Turnover: Do Wage Subsidies Matter?" 2006
    2006 Reducing Direct care Turnover: Do Wage Subsidies Matter? 2006
    2006 Employment Duration for Direct Care Workers: Do Wage Subsidies matter? 2006
    2006 Reducing Direct Care Turnover: Do Wage Subsidies Matter?" 2006
    2006 Reducing Direct Care Turnover: Do Wage Subsidies Matter?" 2006
    2006 Employment Duration for Direct Care Workers: Do Wage Subsidies Matter? 2006
    2006 How Do States Formulate Medicaid Policy 2006
    2005 Employment Dynamics in the Direct Care Workforce 2005
    2005 Worker Preferences, Sorting and Aggregate Patterns of Health Insurance Coverage 2005
    2005 Family Structure and the Duration of Child Poverty Spells 2005
    2005 Expanding Public Health Insurance for Children: Do Local Economic Conditions Matter? 2005
    2005 Racial Segregation and the Effectiveness of Expanding Public Health Insurance for Children 2005
    2004 Expanding Public Health Insurance for Children: Do Local Economic Conditions Matter? 2004
    2004 Expanding Public Health Insurance conditions for children: do Local Economic Conditions matter? 2004
    2004 Family Structure and the Duration of Child Poverty Spells 2004
    2004 Expanding Public Health Insurance for children: do Local Economic Conditions Matter? 2004
    2003 Expanding Public Health Insurance for Children: Do Local Economic Conditions Matter? 2003
    2003 The Earned Income Credit and Fertility 2003
    2003 The Earned Income Tax Creidt and Fertility 2003
    2003 The Impact of the Earned Income Tax Credit on Health Insurance Coverage of Low Income Workers 2003
    2003 The Impact of the Earned Income Tax Credit on Health Insurance Coverage of Low Income Workers 2003
    2003 The Impact of the Earned Income Tax Credit on Health Insurance Coverage of Low Income Workers 2003
    2003 The Impact of the Earned Income Tax Credit on Health Insurance Coverage of Low Income Workers 2003
    2003 The Impact of the Earned Income Tax Credit on Health Insurance Coverage of Low Income Workers 2003
    2002 The Earned Income Tax Credit and Fertility 2002
    2002 The Earned Income Tax Credit and Fertility 2002
    2002 The Impact of the Earned Income Tax Credit on Health Insurance Coverage of Low Income Workers 2002
    2001 The Earned Income Tax Credit and Fertility 2001
    2001 The Impact of the Earned Income Tax Credit on Health Insurance Coverage of Low Income Workers 2001
    2000 The Impact of the Earned Income Tax Credit on Health Insurance Coverage of Low Income Workers 2000

    Teaching Activities

  • Labor Economics Taught course 2021
  • Senior Economics Seminar Taught course 2021
  • Senior Economics Seminar Taught course 2020
  • Survey of Health Economics Taught course 2020
  • Senior Economics Seminar Taught course 2020
  • Economics for Public Policy Taught course 2019
  • Labor Economics Taught course 2019
  • Senior Economics Seminar Taught course 2019
  • Economics for Public Policy Taught course 2018
  • Senior Economics Seminar Taught course 2018
  • Survey of Health Economics Taught course 2018
  • Labor Economics Taught course 2018
  • Economics for Public Policy Taught course 2017
  • Inter Microeconomic Analysis Taught course 2017
  • Survey of Health Economics Taught course 2017
  • Economics for Public Policy Taught course 2017
  • Washington DC Colloquium Taught course 2016 - 2017
  • Graduate Economics Seminar Taught course 2016
  • Graduate Economics Seminar Taught course 2016
  • Graduate Economics Seminar Taught course 2015
  • Inter Microeconomic Analysis Taught course 2015
  • Top/Curr Issues US Healthcare Taught course 2015
  • Graduate Economics Seminar Taught course 2015
  • Survey of Health Economics Taught course 2015
  • Labor Economics Taught course 2015
  • Graduate Economics Seminar Taught course 2015
  • Field Workshop Taught course 2014
  • Graduate Economics Seminar Taught course 2014
  • Graduate Economics Seminar Taught course 2014
  • Graduate Economics Seminar Taught course 2014
  • Education And Training

  • B.A. Economics, Drew University
  • M.A. Economics, Syracuse University
  • Ph.D. Economics, Syracuse University
  • Full Name

  • Reagan Baughman