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Kusunoki, Hall, and Barber find obese teen girls less likely to use birth control

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Bob Willis awarded 2015 Jacob Mincer Award for Lifetime Contributions to the Field of Labor Economics

David Lam is new director of Institute for Social Research

Elizabeth Bruch wins Robert Merton Prize for paper in analytic sociology

Elizabeth Bruch wins ASA award for paper in mathematical sociology

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Jason Kerwin

On Job Market

Graduate Student, Population Studies Center.

Graduate Student, Economics.

Economics, Year: advanced

PSC Mentor: John Bound, Rebecca L. Thornton

Dissertation Committee: Jeffrey A. Smith, Rebecca L. Thornton, David Lam, John E. DiNardo

M.A., University of Michigan
M.A., Stanford University

Research Interests: Jason is a health and labor economist who uses randomized experiments to gain insights into how people in the developing world make decisions, and the implications of their decision making behavior for economic and public health policy. His completed papers include a re-evaluation of the role of risk compensation in HIV epidemics, and a study of how the temporal composition of income affects people's ability to achieve their savings goals. In ongoing work, he is studying the effects of an early childhood literacy program on educational outcomes and on the way people make investments in education.

Recent Publications

Journal Articles

Kerwin, Jason, Rebecca L. Thornton, and Sallie M. Foley. 2014. "Prevalence of and Factors Associated with Oral Sex among Rural and Urban Malawian Men." International Journal of Sexual Health, 26(1): 66-77. DOI. Abstract.

Kerwin, Jason, S. Foley, Rebecca L. Thornton, P. Basinga, and J. Chinkhumba. 2011. "Missing safer sex strategies in HIV prevention: a call for further research." African Population Studies, 25(2): 267-285.

MaCurdy, T., Jason Kerwin, and N. Theobald. 2009. "Need for risk adjustment in adapting episode grouping software to Medicare data." Health Care Financing Review, 30(4): 33-46.