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Postdoctoral Fellows, 2017-2019

 


Abraham Asfaw


Postdoctoral Fellow

Ph.D. Northern Illinois University

Research interests: health economics, labor economics, development economics, applied econometrics

303 Richardson Hall (Murphy Institute Suite); (504) 314-7358

aasfaw@tulane.edu


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I am a postdoctoral fellow at the Murphy Institute and Department of Economics at Tulane University. I graduated with a Ph.D. in economics from Northern Illinois University in 2017. My research interest lies at the intersection of health, labor and development economics. My recent works examined the effects of prescription drug insurance on older patients' health behaviors, and the long term and the intergenerational human capital effects of early exposure to adverse shocks and investments in child health inputs. Currently, I am examining the effect of policies and regulations that changed parents and health care providers’ health behavior on child health endowment.

 



Mashfiqur Khan


Postdoctoral Fellow

Ph.D. Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA


Research interests: applied microeconomics, labor economics, economics of aging


302 Richardson Hall (Murphy Institute Suite); (504) 314-7352

mkhan5@tulane.edu

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Mashfiqur Khan is an Applied Microeconomist with primary interests in Labor Economics and Economics of Aging. He received his Ph.D. in economics at Boston College in 2017 and as a Fulbright Fellow received an M.A. in economics at the New York University in 2010. His research is particularly focused on analyzing the interactions among old age labor supply, health, and the Social Security system in the United States. His recent research focuses on identifying the spillover effects of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) application decision of denied applicants on their economic outcomes in the short-run. Specifically, he is interested in estimating the effects on post-application labor supply and composition of household earnings of denied SSDI applicants.


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