Publications of the Research Unit Labour Markets and Social Insurance

  1. Refereed Journal // forthcoming

    Regression Discontinuity Evidence on the Effectiveness of the Minimum Legal E-Cigarette Purchasing Age

    Increases in youth vaping rates and concerns of a new generation of nicotine addicts recently prompted an increase in the federal minimum legal purchase age (MLPA) for tobacco products, including e-cigarettes,…

  2. Refereed Journal // forthcoming

    How Do Low-Income Enrollees in the Affordable Care Act Marketplaces Respond to Cost Sharing?

    The Affordable Care Act requires insurers to offer cost sharing reductions (CSRs) to low-income consumers on the Marketplaces. We link 2013-2015 All-Payer Claims Data to 2004-2013 administrative hospital…

  3. Refereed Journal // forthcoming

    Birth Cohort Size Variation and the Estimation of Class Size Effects

    We show that in school systems with grade retention or redshirting birth cohort size is negatively related to the grade-level share of students who are too old for their grade. This compositional effect gives…

  4. Refereed Journal // forthcoming

    Are the Supporters of Socialism the Losers of Capitalism? Conformism in East Germany and Transition Success

    The empirical literature is inconclusive about whether a country's democratization has a long-lasting impact on former supporters or opponents of the bygone regime. With newly available individual-level data of…

  5. Refereed Journal // forthcoming

    Short and Long-Run Distributional Impacts of COVID-19 in Latin America

    We simulate the short- and long-term distributional consequences of COVID-19 in the four largest Latin American economies: Argentina, Brazil, Colombia and Mexico. We show that the short-term impact on income…

  6. Refereed Journal // 2022

    The Experience of Implementing a Low-Threshold Buprenorphine Treatment Program in a Non-Urban Medical Practice

    Background To respond to the U.S. opioid crisis, new models of healthcare delivery for opioid use disorder treatment are essential. We used a qualitative approach to describe the implementation of a…