MacFarlane Professor of Economics
Department of Economics
College of Business
Bethlehem, PA 18015
Office: (610) 758-4962
Fax: (610) 758-4677
"Lead in Drinking Water and Birth Outcomes: A Tale of Two Water Treatment Plants," with Dhaval Dave, Journal of Health Economics (forthcoming).
"Maternal and Fetal Health Effects of Working during Pregnancy," with Dhaval Dave, Review of Economics of the Household 20(1): 57-102, March 2022 (link).
"Light Pollution, Sleep Deprivation, and Infant Health at Birth," with Laura Argys and Susan Averett, Southern Economic Journal 87(3): 849-888, January 2021 (link).
"Residential Noise Exposure and Health: Evidence from Aviation Noise and Birth Outcomes," with Laura Argys and Susan Averett, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 103, 102343, September 2020 (link).
"Long Commutes to Work during Pregnancy and Infant Health at Birth," with Yang Wang, Economics & Human Biology 35: 1-17, December 2019 (link).
"The Impact of Environmental Regulation on Fetal Health: Evidence from the Shutdown of a Coal-Fired Power Plant Located Upwind of New Jersey," with Shin-Yi Chou, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 90: 269-293, July 2018 (link).
"Demonstrated Interest: Signaling Behavior in College Admissions," with James Dearden, Suhui Li and Chad Meyerhoefer, Contemporary Economic Policy 35(4): 630-657, October 2017 (link).
"The Impact of Prenatal Exposure to Power Plant Emissions on Birth Weight: Evidence from a Pennsylvania Power Plant Located Upwind of New Jersey," with Rhea Bhatta, Shin-Yi Chou and Cheng-I Hsieh, Journal of Policy Analysis and Management 36(3): 557-583, Summer 2017 (link).
"The Effect of Breastfeeding on Young Adult Wages: New Evidence from the Add Health," with Resul Cesur, Joseph Sabia and Inas Rashad Kelly, Review of Economics of the Household 15(1): 25-51, March 2017 (link).
"Poverty and Obesity in Developed Countries," with Chad Meyerhoefer, book chapter in The Oxford Handbook of Economics and Human Biology, edited by John Komlos and Inas Rashad Kelly, May 2016 (link).
"Paid Maternity Leave and Breastfeeding Practice Before and After California's Implementation of the Nation's First Paid Family Leave Program," with Rui Huang, Economics & Human Biology 16: 45-59, January 2015 (link).
"Borders, Ethnicity and Trade," with Jenny Aker, Michael Klein and Stephen O'Connell, Journal of Development Economics 107: 1-16, March 2014 (link).
"Is There a Physician Peer Effect? Evidence from New Drug Prescriptions," with Hsien-Ming Lien and Shin-Yi Chou, Economic Inquiry 52(1): 116-137, January 2014 (link).
"Asymmetric Association between Exposure to Obesity and Weight Gain among Adolescents," with Rui Huang, Eastern Economic Journal 40(1): 96-118, January 2014 (link).
"Buy What Is Advertised on Television? Evidence from Bans on Child-Directed Food Advertising," with Rui Huang, Journal of Public Policy & Marketing 32(2): 207-222, September 2013 (link).
"Crisis-Induced Depression, Physical Activity and Dietary Intake among Young Adults: Evidence from the 9/11 Terrorist Attacks," with Yang Wang, Economics & Human Biology 11(2): 206-220, March 2013 (link).
"Depression, Antidepressant Use and Weight Gain," with George Wehby, International Journal of Applied Economics 9(2): 1-38, September 2012 (link).
"The Relationship between Food Assistance and Health: A Review of the Literature and Empirical Strategies for Identifying Program Effects," with Chad Meyerhoefer, Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy 33(3): 304-344, September 2011 (link).
"Do Bad Report Cards Have Consequences? Impacts of Publicly Reported Provider Quality Information on the CABG Market in Pennsylvania," with Justin Wang, Jason Hockenberry and Shin-Yi Chou, Journal of Health Economics 30(2): 392-407, March 2011 (link).