Associate Professor of Economics
reagan [dot] baughman [at] unh [dot] edu
Ph.D., Economics, Syracuse University, 2001
M.A., Syracuse University, Economics, 1999
B.A., Drew University, Economics (summa cum laude), 1996
“Labor Mobility in the Direct Care Workforce: Implications for the Provision of Long-Term Care” with Kristin Smith. forthcoming, Health Economics.
“Coverage, Utilization and Health Outcomes of the State Children’s Health Insurance Program,” 2011, with Minghua Li. Inquiry 47(4).
“The Effect of Medicaid Wage Pass-Through Programs on the Wages of Direct Care Workers,” with Kristin Smith. Medical Care, forthcoming.
“The Earned Income Tax Credit and Fertility,” 2009, with Stacy Dickert-Conlin. Journal of Population Economics 22(3): 537-563.
“Caring for America‟s Aging Population: A Profile of the Direct Care Workforce,” 2007, with Kristin Smith. Monthly Labor Review. 130(9): 20-26.
"Differential Impacts of Public Health Insurance Expansions at the Local Level," 2007, International Journal of Health Care Finance and Economics. 7(1): 1-22.
“Worker Preferences, Sorting and Aggregate Patterns of Health Insurance Coverage,” 2006, with Richard Hirth, Michael Chernew and Emily Shelton. International Journal of Health Care Finance and Economics. 6(4): 259-277.
“Evaluating the Impact of the Earned Income Tax Credit on Health Insurance Coverage of Low Income Workers,” 2005, National Tax Journal 58(4): 665-684.
"Productivity and Wage Effects of “Family-Friendly” Fringe Benefits," 2003, with Douglas Holtz-Eakin and Daniela DiNardi. International Journal of Manpower 24(3): 247-259.
"Did Expanding the EITC Promote Motherhood?" 2003, with Stacy Dickert-Conlin. American Economic Review, Papers & Proceedings of the 115th Annual Meeting, May.
“How Well Can We Track Cohabitation Using the SIPP? A Consideration of Direct and Inferred Measures,” 2002, with Stacy Dickert-Conlin and Scott Houser. Demography 39(3): 455-465.
“Slippery When Wet: the Effects of Local Alcohol Access Laws on Highway Safety,” 2001, with Stacy Dickert-Conlin, Michael Conlin and John Pepper. Journal of Health Economics 20(6): 1089-1096. Reprinted in The Economics of Health Behaviors, 2008, John Cawley and Donald S. Kenkel, eds, Edward Elgar.
“The Impact of Child Support Payments on Health Outcomes”
“The EITC and Production of Child Health: Insurance Coverage, Utilization and Health Status,” with Noelia Duchovny
“Do Higher Earned Income Tax Credit Payments Improve Infant Health?” with Noelia Duchovny
“The Effect of Anti-Smoking Policy on Birth Outcomes: The Relative Effects of Cigarette Taxes and Smoking Bans,” with Jia Gao
“Smoking, Health and the Timing of Retirement”
PROCEEDINGS , POLICY BRIEFS AND REPORTS
“New Hampshire Child Support Guidelines Review and Recommendations,” 2009, with Malcolm Smith, Michael Kalinowski and Megan Henly. Submitted to the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Child Support Services. March 2.
“The Labor Market for Direct Care Workers” 2007, with Kristin Smith, New England Public Policy Center, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. Working Paper No. 07-04.
“Low Wages Prevalent in Direct Care and Child Care Workforce,” 2007, with Kristin Smith, Carsey Institute, University of New Hampshire. Policy Brief No. 7.
“Employment and Health Insurance: Views from Five Surveys,” 2005, with Hans Kuttner, Karoline Mortensen and Brian Christian, Economic Research Initiative on the Uninsured, University of Michigan. Working Paper No. 27.
“Low Income Workers‟ Demand for Private Health Insurance: The Impact of the EITC,” 2001. Proceedings of the National Tax Association 93rd Annual Conference on Taxation, 2000: 259-267.
CONFERENCES AND PRESENTATIONS
- American Economic Association 2001, 2003, 2005, 2006
- American Society of Health Economists 2008, 2010
- Association of Public Policy and Management 2002, 2010, 2011
- Eastern Economic Association 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008
- Federal Reserve Bank of Boston 2007
- International Health Economists Association 2007, 2009, 2011
- National Tax Association 2000, 2001, 2010
- Population Association of America 2002, 2006
- Robert Wood Johnson Scholars in Health Policy Annual Meeting 2002, 2003
- Society of Labor Economists 2009
- Southern Economic Association 2004, 2006, 2011
- W.E. Upjohn Institute Conference on Health and Labor Markets 2008
Honors & Awards:
- University of New Hampshire Outstanding Assistant Professor of the Year, 2008
- Irving Fisher Graduate Paper Award (Omicron Delta Epsilon), 2001
- Finalist, National Tax Association Dissertation Award, 2001
- Syracuse University Fellowship, 1997-2001
- Phi Beta Kappa, 1996
AFFILIATIONS AND VISITING POSITIONS
Visiting Fellow, U.S. Congressional Budget Office, September 2009 – present
Visiting Scholar, New England Public Policy Center, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, 2007
Research Fellow, Robert Wood Johnson Scholars in Health Policy Research Program, University of Michigan, 2001 – 2003