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Philip F. Cooper

Economist, 1991

Ph.D., Economics, City University of New York Graduate Center

Research Interests
Employment-sponsored health insurance
Health and labor market outcomes
Health care utilization

Current Research Projects
Health Insurance Options at the Workplace: The Effects of Employer and Workforce Characteristics (with Jessica Vistnes, and Kosali Simon)
The Acceptance of Offers of Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance: The Effect of Out-of-Pocket Premium Costs and Workforce Characteristics (with Jessica Vistnes)

Technical Assistance and Survey Contributions
Chair, Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) employment section group
Co-chair MEPS Insurance Component (IC)
Member, President Clinton's health care reform task force
Member Department of Health and Human Services health insurance portability and accountability task force

Survey Experience
MEPS, MEPS-IC, NMES, National Employer Health Insurance Survey (NEHIS), Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (HANES-1), NHANES-1 Epidemiologic Follow-up Study, National Longitudinal Alcohol Epidemiologic Survey (NLAES)

AHCPR Administrator's Award of Merit for work on President Clinton's Heath Care Reform Task Force
AHCPR Administrator's Award of Merit for Research investigating the phenomenon of "Job Lock"
AHCPR Team Award for quickly producing the first data release from the 1996 Medical Panel Survey
AHCPR Team Award for successfully designing the Insurance Component of the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey
AHCPR Team Award for research investigating employment-related health insurance

Referee Experience
Health Affairs, JAMA, Inquiry.

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