2022 Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation in Government Finance and Taxation Award Honorable Mention: Maggie Shi

Maggie Shi, will be awarded an honorable mention at the 2022 NTA Annual Conference, on November 11, 2022 in Miami.

Maggie Shi is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research. She will join the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy as an Assistant Professor in Fall 2023. She received her PhD in economics from Columbia University in May 2022. Her research is at the intersection of health economics and public economics.

In her dissertation titled “Essays on the Economics of Health Policy”, she studies how policy decisions shape provider and patient behavior, and the implications for healthcare costs, quality, and access. The first chapter considers the extent to which changes in policies governing health insurance spill over onto individual labor market decisions. The second chapter (joint with Tal Gross, Adam Sacarny, and David Silver) considers how healthcare providers respond to changes in regulated prices. Finally, the third chapter studies the efficacy of policies aimed at monitoring healthcare providers for wasteful expenditure.