Tal Gross

Assistant Professor

Department of Health Policy and Management

Mailman School of Public Health

Columbia University

722 West 168th Street, Room 485

New York, NY 10032



Office phone: (212) 342-4521

e-mail: tg2370 [at sign] columbia.edu

Works In Progress


“Hospitals as Insurers of Last Resort,” with Craig Garthwaite and Matthew Notowidigdo. Manuscript.

    Originally released as NBER Working Paper #21290

    Featured in the October 2015 NBER Digest

    Media Coverage: USA Today, Modern Healthcare


“The Effect of Pollution on Office Workers: Evidence from Call Centers in China,” with Tom Chang, Joshua Graff Zivin, and Matthew Neidell.


“Insurance Expansion and Hospital Emergency Department Access: Evidence from the Affordable Care Act,” with Craig Garthwaite, John Graves, and Matthew Notowidigdo.


Select Publications


“Particulate Pollution and the Productivity of Pear Packers,” with Tom Chang, Joshua Graff Zivin, and Matthew Neidell. American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, accepted. Manuscript.

    Originally released as NBER Working Paper #19944

    Media Coverage: Washington Post; Business Insider.


“The Effect of Health Insurance on Emergency Department Visits: Evidence from an Age-Based Eligibility Threshold,” with Michael Anderson and Carlos Dobkin. Review of Economics and Statistics, 96(1), 2014. Manuscript. Published Version.


“Public Health Insurance, Labor Supply, and Employment Lock,” with Craig Garthwaite and Matthew Notowidigdo. Quarterly Journal of Economics, 129(2), 2014. Manuscript. Online Appendix. Replication Kit. Published Version.

    Featured in the October 2013 NBER Digest

    Media Coverage: NPR; BusinessWeek; The Economist.

    Originally released as NBER Working Paper #19220


“Liquidity Constraints and Consumer Bankruptcy: Evidence from Tax Rebates,” with Matthew Notowidigdo and Jialan Wang. Review of Economics and Statistics, 96(3), 2014. Manuscript. Appendix. Published Version. Replication Kit.

    Featured in the June 2012 NBER Digest

    Media Coverage: Los Angeles Times; Huffington Post; Vox; Forbes; CNN.

    Originally released as NBER Working Paper #17807


“Dangerous Liquidity and the Demand for Health Care: Evidence from the 2008 Stimulus Payments,” with Jeremy Tobacman. Journal of Human Resources, 49(2) 2014. Manuscript. Online Appendix. Published Version.


“What Happens the Morning After? Access to Emergency Contraception and its Impact on Fertility and Abortion,” with Jeanne Lafortune and Corinne Low. Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 33(1), 2014. Manuscript. Published Version.

    Winner of the 2014 Raymond Vernon Memorial Award for the Best Research Article Published in JPAM.


“How Many Pears Would a Pear Packer Pack if a Pear Packer Could Pack Pears at Quasi-Exogenously Varying Piece Rates?  An Empirical Evaluation of Inter-temporal Labor Supply,” with Tom Chang. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 99, 2014. (Lead article.) Manuscript. Published Version.


“Health Insurance and the Consumer Bankruptcy Decision: Evidence from
Medicaid Expansions,” with Matthew Notowidigdo. Journal of Public Economics, 95(7–8), 2011. Manuscript. Published Version.

    Media Coverage: Modern Healthcare


“The Effect of Insurance on the Use of Medical Services,” with Michael Anderson and Carlos Dobkin. American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, 3(4), 2012. Manuscript. Published Version.

    Featured in the July 2010 NBER Digest

    Media Coverage: Washington Post

    Originally released as NBER Working Paper #15823


Other


A handout on Stata coding I give to research assistants.


Problem sets for students learning quasi-experimental methods.


Why I oppose laptops in class.


Why faculty should use old-fashioned paper handouts.


I am an assistant professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at Columbia University. I am also a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research. My research focuses on health insurance and household finance. You can find my curriculum vitae here.