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Jessica Vistnes


Position
Economist, 1989

Education
Ph.D., Economics, Stanford University

Research Interests
Employment-related health insurance and Medigap insurance
Children's health care utilization
The uninsured population

Current Research Projects
The Effect of Competition on Premiums for Employment-Related Insurance (with Philip Cooper and Gregory Vistnes)
The Relationship Between Health Insurance and Labor Force Decisions: An Analysis of Married Couples (with Barbara Schone)
Moving to Medicare: Trends in the Health Insurance Status of Near-Elderly Workers, 1987-1996 (with Alan Monheit and John Eisenberg)
Health insurance options at the workplace: The effect of employer and workforce characteristics (with Philip Cooper and Kosali Simon)
The Demand for Dependent Coverage (with Alan Monheit)

Technical Assistance and Survey Contributions
Chair, Analytic Committee for Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Household Component (MEPS-HC) Health Insurance Section - Design and Public Use Files Co-chaired Analytic Committee for MEPS Insurance Component

Survey Experience
1987 National Medical Expenditure Survey
1996, 1997 and 1998 MEPS
Retirement History Survey

Awards
Administrator's Award of Merit and Administrator=s Citation for Outstanding Group Performance, AHCPR
Harry and Lynde Bradley Graduate Research Fellow, Stanford University
Summa cum laude with highest honors in Economics and Carol Ann Steinfeld Memorial Award in Economics, Brandeis University

Referee Experience
The National Tax Journal, Inquiry, The Journal of Human Resources, Health Services Research, Health Affairs.

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