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Robert Kaestner


Robert Kaestner
Institute of Government and Public Affairs
University of Illinois
815 West Van Buren Street, Suite 525
Chicago, Illinois 60607
(312) 996-8227

Research areas:

Social and economic determinants of health and health behaviors
Health and social policy evaluation
Health demography

Selected academic appointments:

Professor, Institute of Government and Public Affairs, The University of Illinois 9/01 to present
Professor, Department of Economics, The University of Illinois at Chicago 9/01 to present

Visiting Professor, Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago 9/09-4/10

Professor, Department of Economics, CUNY Graduate Center, 1/99 to 8/01
Associate Professor, Department of Economics, CUNY Graduate Center, 9/94 to 12/98

Professor, School of Public Affairs, Baruch College, 1/99 to 8/01
Associate Professor, School of Public Affairs, Baruch College, 9/94 to 12/98

Recent professional appointments:
Affiliated Scholar, Urban Institute, 8/13 to the present
Consultant, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, 7/11 to the present
Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research, 6/95 to the present

Current editorial positions:
Co-Editor and Managing Editor, Journal of Policy Analysis and Management
Associate Editor: Journal of Health Economics
Associate Editor: American Journal of Health Economics
Associate Editor: Review of the Economics of the Household
Editorial Board: Demography

Selected recent publications:

1. Kaestsner, Robert and Anthony Lo Sasso. 2014. “Does Seeing the Doctor More Often Keep You Out of the Hospital?” Journal of Health Economics. 26-AUG-2014
DOI information: 10.1016/j.jhealeco.2014.08.003
2. Kaestner, Robert, Michael Darden and Darius Lakdawalla. 2014. “Are Investments in Disease Prevention Complements? The Case of Statins and Health Behaviors.” Journal of Health Economics, 36:151-163.
3. Callison, Kevin and Robert Kaestner. 2014. “Do Higher Tobacco Taxes Reduce Adult Smoking? New Evidence of the Effect of Recent Cigarette Tax Increases on Adult Smoking.” Economic Inquiry, 52(1):155-172.
4. Kaestner, Robert and Benjamin Yarnoff. 2011. The Long Term Effects of Minimum Legal Drinking Age Laws on Adult Alcohol Use and Traffic Fatalities. Journal of Law and Economics 54:365-388.
5. Kaestner, Robert and Jeffrey Silber. 2010. “Evidence on the Efficacy of Inpatient Spending on Medicare Patients.” Milbank Quarterly 88(4): 560-594. Article of the Year 2011, AcademyHealth

Recent External Research Support:

1. Principal Investigator. “Medicaid Physician Fees and Avoidable Hospitalizations.” National Institute of Aging (NIH), 08/1/2013 – 07/31/2016

2. Principal Investigator. “Does Part D Prescription Coverage Improve Health and Reduce Inpatient Use?” National Institute of Aging (NIH), 08/15/2012 – 07/31/2015

3. Investigator (Rachel Gordon, PI). “Domain Specific Child Care Quality and Child Health and Development” National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NIH), 12/09-11/12

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