Keith Ericson

Dean’s Research Scholar Associate Professor, Markets, Public Policy, and Law

For full information, please see my website at http://www.practicingeconomist.com/

    Education
  • PhD, Harvard University, 2011
  • AM, Harvard University, 2008
  • BA, Williams College, 2004
    Publications
  • Dorison, C., Wang, K., Rees, V., Kawachi, I., Ericson, K., Lerner, J. (2020). "Sadness, but not all negative emotions, heightens addictive substance use.", Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, 117 (2), 943-949
  • Geissler, K., Lubin, B., Ericson, K. (2020). "The Role of Organizational Affiliations in Physician Patient-Sharing Relationships.", Med Care Res Rev, 77 (2), 165-175
  • Ericson, K., Geissler, K., Lubin, B. (2018). "The Impact of Partial-Year Enrollment on the Accuracy of Risk-Adjustment Systems: A Framework and Evidence", American Journal of Health Economics, 4 (4), 454-478
  • Ericson, K., Sydnor, J. (2017). "The Questionable Value of Having a Choice of Levels of Health Insurance Coverage", Journal of Economic Perspectives, 31 (4), 51-72
  • Loewenstein, G., Hagmann, D., Schwartz, J., Ericson, K., Kessler, J., Bhargava, S., Blumenthal-Barby, J., D'Aunno, T., Handel, B., Kolstad, J., Nussbaum, D., Shaffer, V., Skinner, J., Ubel, P., Zikmund-Fisher, B. (2017). "A behavioral blueprint for improving health care policy", Behavioral Science & Policy, 3 (1), 52-66
  • Ericson, K. (2017). "On the Interaction of Memory and Procrastination: Implications for Reminders, Deadlines, and Empirical Estimation", Journal of the European Economic Association, 15 (3), 692-719
  • Ericson, K., Kingsdale, J., Layton, T., Sacarny, A. (2017). "Nudging Leads Consumers In Colorado To Shop But Not Switch ACA Marketplace Plans", Health Affairs, 36 (2), 311-319
  • Ericson, K., Starc, A. (2016). "How product standardization affects choice: Evidence from the Massachusetts Health Insurance Exchange.", J Health Econ, 50 71-85
  • Ericson, K., Coffman, L., Coffman, K. (2016). "The Size of the LGBT Population and the Magnitude of Anti-Gay Sentiment are Substantially Underestimated", Management Science
  • Geissler, K., Lubin, B., Ericson, K. (2016). "Access is not Enough: Characteristics of Physicians Who Treat Medicaid Patients", Medical Care, 55 350-358
  • Ericson, K., Kessler, J. (2016). "The articulation of government policy: Health insurance mandates versus taxes", Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 124 43-54
  • Ericson, K., White, J., Laibson, D., Cohen, J. (2015). "Money earlier or later? Simple heuristics explain intertemporal choices better than delay discounting does.", Psychol Sci, 26 (6), 826-833
  • Ericson, K., Starc, A. (2015). "Pricing Regulation and Imperfect Competition on the Massachusetts Health Insurance Exchange", Review of Economics and Statistics, 97 (3), 667-682
  • Ericson, K., Starc, A. (2015). "Measuring Consumer Valuation of Limited Provider Networks", American Economic Review, 105 (5), 115-119
  • Marzilli Ericson, K., Fuster, A. (2014). "The Endowment Effect", Annual Review of Economics, 6 (1), 555-579
  • Ericson, K. (2014). "Consumer Inertia and Firm Pricing in the Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Insurance Exchange", American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, 6 (1), 38-64
  • Ericson, K., Stare, A. (2012). "Designing and Regulating Health Insurance Exchanges: Lessons from Massachusetts", INQUIRY: The Journal of Health Care Organization, Provision, and Financing, 49 (4), 327-338
  • Ericson, K., Starc, A. (2012). "Heuristics and Heterogeneity in Health Insurance Exchanges: Evidence from the Massachusetts Connector", American Economic Review, 102 (3), 493-497
  • Marzilli Ericson, K., Fuster, A. (2011). "Expectations as Endowments: Evidence on Reference-Dependent Preferences from Exchange and Valuation Experiments *", The Quarterly Journal of Economics, 126 (4), 1879-1907
  • Ericson, K. (2011). "Forgetting We Forget: Overconfidence And Memory", Journal of the European Economic Association, 9 (1), 43-60
  • Cutler, D., Ericson, K. (2010). "Cost-effectiveness analysis in markets with high fixed costs.", Pharmacoeconomics, 28 (10), 867-875
  • McClure, S., Ericson, K., Laibson, D., Loewenstein, G., Cohen, J. (2007). "Time discounting for primary rewards", Journal of Neuroscience, 27 (21), 5796-5804
    Research Presentations
  • Ericson, K. Nudging Take-up of Subsidized Insurance: Evidence from Massachusetts, American Society of Health Economics, Washington DC, 2019
  • Ericson, K. Discussion of "Insurer Innovation and Health Care Efficiency: Evidence from Utah", American Society of Health Economics, 2019
  • Ericson, K. Dangerous Prescribing and Care Fragmentation, American Society of Health Economics, 2019
  • Ericson, K. Liquidity Constraints and the Value of Insurance, Dongbei University of Finance and Economics, 2019
  • Ericson, K. Discussion of "Automatic Choice and Health Insurance Market Outcomes", American Society of Health Economics, 2019
  • Ericson, K. Liquidity Constraints and the Value of Insurance, McGill University, 2019
  • Ericson, K. Team Formation and Performance: Evidence from Healthcare Referral Networks, Matrix Economics, 2019
  • Ericson, K. , Sydnor, J. Liquidity Constraints and the Value of Insurance, ASSA/AEA Annual Meeting, 2019
  • Ericson, K. , Starc, A. , Craig, S. How Important Is Price Variation Between Health Insurers?, ASSA/AEA Annual Meeting, 2019
    Awards and Honors
  • 2018, Noe Research Award, Boston University Questrom School of Business
  • 2017, National Institute for Health Care Management Research Award, National Institute for Health Care Management
  • 2015, Broderick Award for Outstanding Contributions to Research, Boston University Questrom School of Business