26 May 2020
A new measure of labor market underutilization developed by R. Jason Faberman
, Andreas I. Mueller
, Ayşegül Şahin
, and Giorgio Topa
suggests a more sluggish labor market recovery since the Great Recession than indicated by either the official unemployment rate or alternative measures.
22 May 2020
Episodes of sudden surges, stops, flight, and retrenchment in capital flows have not increased since the global financial crisis, but now are less correlated with changes in global risk and more difficult to explain with basic variables, Kristin J. Forbes
and Francis E. Warnock
21 May 2020
Analyzing the impact of expanded adult Medicaid eligibility on the Medicaid enrollment of eligible children in the 2008 Oregon Medicaid lottery, Adam Sacarny
, Katherine Baicker
, and Amy Finkelstein
estimate that for every nine adults who enroll in Medicaid due to the lottery, one additional child also enrolls.
20 May 2020
In a study of list prices of prescription drugs and the rebates from manufacturers negotiated by large-scale drug purchasers, Pragya Kakani
, Michael Chernew
, and Amitabh Chandra
find that between 2012 and 2017, the annual inflation rate of list prices was 12 percent, while that of net-of-rebate prices was just 3 percent.
19 May 2020
Investigating whether menthol cigarettes promote youth smoking, Christopher Carpenter
and Hai V. Nguyen
find provincial menthol bans in Canada significantly increased non-menthol cigarette smoking among youths, resulting in no overall net change in youth smoking rates.