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Working Papers

Estimating Compensating Wage Differentials with Endogenous Job Mobility
  (with Ian Schmutte)
  Reject & Resubmit, Journal of Political Economy

The Labor Market Effects of Legal Restrictions on Worker Mobility
  (with Matthew Johnson and Michael Lipsitz)
  2nd Round R&R, Journal of Political Economy

Insurer Innovation and Health Care Efficiency: Evidence from Utah
  (with Ben Handel, Jon Holmes, and Jon Kolstad)

Health Persistence and the Ex Ante Value of Medicaid as a Safety Net
  (with Amanda Kowalski and Lee Lockwood)

Inequality Amplified: Workplace Stratification and Racial Health Disparities
  (with Long Hong, Jonathan Holmes and Trevon Logan)

The Earnings Incidence of Employer-Provided Health Insurance
  (with Tamar Oostrom and Jonathan Holmes)

The Dynamic Efficiency of Changes in Medicaid Generosity
  (with Yaming Cao and Nicolas Ziebarth)


Compensating Wage Differentials in Labor Markets: Empirical Challenges and Applications
  Journal of Economic Perspectives, Vol. 37, No. 3, (Summer 2023)

Gender Differences in Sorting on Wages and Risk
  (with Ian Schmutte)
  Journal of Econometrics, 2023

How Do Low-Income Enrollees in the Affordable Care Act Exchanges Respond to Cost-Sharing?
  (with Tom DeLeire and Nicolas Ziebarth)
  Journal of Risk and Insurance, 2022

Physician Practice Organization and Negotiated Prices: Evidence from State Law Changes
  (with Naomi Hausman)
  American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, Vol. 13, No. 2 (Apr. 2021)

Noncompete Agreements in Employment Contracts
  IZA World of Labor, 2021

The Estimation of Compensating Wage Differentials: Lessons from the Deadliest Catch
  Journal of Business & Economic Statistics, Vol. 38, No. 1, (Jan. 2020)

The Impacts of Restricting Mobility of Skilled Service Workers: Evidence from Physicians
  (with Carol Simon and William D. White)
  Journal of Human Resources, Vol. 55, No. 3, (Jun. 2020)

Strategic Formulary Design in Medicare Part D Plans
  (with Kosali Simon)
  Media Coverage: NY Times
  American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, Vol. 10, No. 3, (Aug. 2018)

Does Part D Abet Advantageous Selection in Medicare Advantage?
  (with Tony Han)
  Journal of Health Economics, Vol. 56, (Dec. 2017).

Taxpayer Willingness-to-Pay for Health Insurance Reform: A Contingent Valuation Analysis
  (with Kosali Simon and William D. White )
   Economic Inquiry, Vol. 52, No. 3 (July 2014).

Contact Information

Kurt Lavetti
Ohio State University
Department of Economics
Arps Hall 455A
Columbus, OH 43210