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Briggs Depew, Health Policy Working Group

Assistant Professor of Economics, Louisiana State University

The Effects of the ACA's Medical Loss Ratio on Health Insurance Firms


Uptown Campus
Lavin-Bernick Center
202-Rechler Conference Room

Meeting time is 12:00 – 1:00pm. Lunch will be provided. The meeting is open only to members of the Public Policy Working Group.

Event Details

Invitation Only

Event Type: Health Policy Working Group

Sponsored By: Murphy Institute , Center for Public Policy Research

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About The Speaker


Health Economics, Labor Economics, US Economic History


PhD University of Arizona, 2013
MA University of Arizona, 2010
BS Brigham Young University, Idaho, 2008


“Did the Affordable Care Act’s Dependent Coverage Mandate Increase Premiums?” (with James Bailey), Journal of Health Economics, 2015, 41, 1-14
“The Effect of State Dependent Mandate Laws on the Labor Supply Decisions of Young Adults,” Journal of Health Economics, 2015, 39, 123-134
“The Effect of Health Insurance Coverage on the Reported Health of Young Adults,” (with Eric Cardella), Economics Letters, 2014, 124, 406-410.
“Elasticity of Labor Supply to the Firm Over the Business Cycle,” (with Todd A. Sorensen), Labour Economics, 2013, 24, 196-204.
“New Deal or No Deal in the Cotton South: The Effect of the AAA on the Agriculture Labor Structure,” (with Price V. Fishback and Paul W. Rhode), Explorations in Economic History, October 2013, 50:4, 466-486.

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