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

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Helen Levy's Select Publications

Journal Articles

Levy, Helen, Alexander Janke, and Kenneth M. Langa. 2015. "Health Literacy and the Digital Divide Among Older Americans." Journal of General Internal Medicine, 30(3): 284-289. PMCID: PMC4351282. DOI. Abstract.

Bagley, Nicholas, and Helen Levy. 2014. "Essential Health Benefits and the Affordable Care Act: Law and Process." Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law, 39(2): 441-465. PMCID: PMC4116669. DOI. Abstract.

Levy, Helen, Peter A. Ubel, Amanda J. Dillard, David Weir, and Angela Fagerlin. 2014. "Health Numeracy: The Importance of Domain in Assessing Numeracy." Medical Decision Making, 34(1): 107-115. PMCID: PMC4106034. DOI. Abstract.

Buchmueller, Thomas C., Colleen Carey, and Helen Levy. 2013. "Will Employers Drop Health Insurance Coverage because of the Affordable Care Act?" Health Affairs, 32(9): 1522-1530. PMCID: PMC4116668. DOI. Abstract.

Baicker, Katherine, and Helen Levy. 2013. "Coordination versus Competition in Health Care Reform." New England Journal of Medicine, 369: 789-791. PMCID: PMC4083619. DOI.

Baicker, K., and Helen Levy. 2012. "The insurance value of Medicare." The New England Journal of Medicine, 367(19): 1773-5. PMCID: PMC3726035. DOI. Abstract.

Levy, Helen. 2012. "Health Reform: Learning from Massachusetts." Inquiry-the Journal of Health Care Organization Provision and Financing, 49(4): 300-302. PMCID: PMC4090305. DOI. Abstract.

Levy, Helen, and David Weir. 2010. "Take-up of Medicare Part D: Results From the Health and Retirement Study." Journals of Gerontology B Psychology Science Social Science, 65B(4): 492-501. DOI. Abstract.

Leininger, Lindsey, Helen Levy, and Diane Schanzenbach. 2010. "Consequences of SCHIP Expansions for Household Well-Being." Forum for Health Economics & Policy, 13(1). Abstract.

McLaughlin, Catherine, Helen Levy, and Brian Quinn. 2009. "Aspects of Health Reform: Introduction." Inquiry - The Journal of Health Care Organization Provision and Financing, 46(2): 182-186. Abstract.

Rhodes, Karin V., Teri L. Vieth, Hallie Kushner, Helen Levy, and Brent R. Asplin. 2009. "Referral Without Access: For Psychiatric Services, Wait for the Beep." Annals of Emergency Medicine, 54(2): 272-278. DOI. Abstract.

Gruber, Jonathan H., and Helen Levy. 2009. "The evolution of medical spending risk." Journal of Economic Perspectives, 23(4): 25-48. Abstract.

Levy, Helen, and David Meltzer. 2008. "The Impact of Health Insurance on Health." Annual Review of Public Health, 29: 399-409. DOI. Abstract.

Levy, Helen, and T. DeLeire. 2008. "What Do People Buy When They Don't Buy Health Insurance and What Does that Say about Why They Are Uninsured?" Inquiry-the Journal of Health Care Organization Provision and Financing, 45(4): 365-379. Abstract. Public Access.

DeLeire, T., J.A. Levine, and Helen Levy. 2006. "Is welfare reform responsible for low-skilled women's declining health insurance coverage in the 1990s?" Journal of Human Resource, 41(3): 495-528. DOI. Abstract.

Asplin, Brent R., Karin V. Rhodes, Helen Levy, Nicole Lurie, A. Lauren Crain, Bradley P. Carlin, and Arthur L. Kellermann. 2005. "Insurance Status and Access to Urgent Ambulatory Care Follow-up Appointments." Journal of the American Medical Association, 294(10): 1248-1254. Abstract.

Levy, Helen, and Thomas DeLeire. 2004. "Worker Sorting and the Risk of Death on the Job." Journal of Labor Economics, 22(4): 925-953. Abstract.

Levy, Helen, and R. Feldman. 2001. "Does the Incidence of Group Health Insurance Fall on Individual Workers?" International Journal of Health Care Finance and Economics, 1(3-4): 227-247. Abstract.

Evans, W.N., Helen Levy, and K.I. Simon. 2000. "Research Data in Health Economics." Journal of Economic Perspectives, 14(4): 203-216.

Farber, Henry S., and Helen Levy. 2000. "Recent Trends in Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance: Are Bad Jobs Getting Worse?" Journal of Health Economics, 19(1): 93-119. Abstract.

Chapters

Levy, Helen. 2008. "How is Health Insurance Affected by the Economy? Public and Private Coverage Among Low-Skilled Adults in the 1990s." In Working and poor : how economic and policy changes are affecting low-wage workers edited by Blank, Rebecca M., Danziger, Sheldon H., Schoeni, Robert F.. :396-428. New York: Russell Sage Foundation.

Levy, Helen. 2007. "Health Insurance Patterns Nearing Retirement." In Redefining Retirement: How Will Boomers Fare? edited by B. Madrian, O. Mitchell, and B. Soldo. Ch.8. Oxford University Press. Abstract.

Levy, Helen. 2007. "Health insurance and the transition to adulthood." In The price of independence: the economics of early adulthood edited by Sheldon Danziger, Cecilia Elena Rouse. New York : Russell Sage Foundation.

Levy, Helen, and D. Meltzer. 2004. "What Do We Really Know About Whether Health Insurance Affects Health?" In Health Policy on the Uninsured: Setting the Agenda edited by C.G. McLaughlin. Washington, DC: Urban Institute Press.

Other Reports

Kimball, Miles, Helen Levy, Fumio Ohtake, and Yoshiro Tsutsui. 2006. "Unhappiness after Hurricane Katrina." NBER Working Paper No. 12062Cambridge, MA : National Bureau of Economic Research.

Levy, Helen. 2006. "Health insurance and the wage gap." NBER Working Paper No. 11975Cambridge, MA : National Bureau of Economic Research.