Keith Ericson

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

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  • PhD, Harvard University, 2011
  • AM, Harvard University, 2008
  • BA, Williams College, 2004
  • Geissler, K., Lubin, B., Ericson, K. (In Press). "The Role of Organizational Affiliations in Physician Patient-Sharing Relationships", Medical Care Research and Review
  • Ericson, K., Laibson, D. (In Press). Intertemporal Choice."Intertemporal Choice", Elsevier, 2
  • 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
  • Coffman, K., Coffman, L., Ericson, K. (2017). "The Size of the LGBT Population and the Magnitude of Anti-Gay Sentiment are Substantially Underestimated", Management Science, 63 (10), 3168 - 3186
  • Ericson, K. (2017). "On the Interaction of Memory and Procrastination: Implications for Reminders and Deadlines", 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., Loewenstein, G., Schwartz, J., Kessler, J., et, a. (2017). "A behavioral blueprint for improving health care policy", Behavioral Science & Policy , 3 (1), 53-66
  • 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
  • Ericson, K., Kessler, J. (2016). "The articulation of government policy: Health insurance mandates versus taxes", Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 124 (April), 43-54
  • Ericson, K., Starc, A. (2016). "How product standardization affects choice: Evidence from the Massachusetts Health Insurance Exchange", Journal of Health Economics, 50 (December), 71-85
  • Geissler, K., Lubin, B., Ericson, K. (2016). "Access is Not Enough: Characteristics of Physicians Who Treat Medicaid Patients", Medical Care, 54 (4), 350–358
  • Ericson, K., Starc, A. (2015). "Pricing Regulation and Imperfect Competition on the Massachusetts Health Insurance Exchange", The Review of Economics and Statistics, 97 (3), 667-682
  • Ericson, K., White, J., Laibson, D., Cohen, J. (2015). "Money Earlier or Later? Simple Heuristics Explain Intertemporal Choices Better than Delay Discounting Does", Psychological Science, 26 (6), 826-833
  • Ericson, K., Starc, A. (2015). "Measuring Consumer Valuation of Limited Provider Networks", American Economic Review, 105 (5), 115-119
  • Ericson, K. (2014). "Consumer Inertia and Firm Pricing in the Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Insurance Exchange", American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, 1 (6), 38-64
  • Ericson, K., Andreas, F. (2014). "The Endowment Effect", Annual Review of Economics (6), 555-579
  • Ericson, K., Starc, A. (2013). "Designing and Regulating Health Insurance Exchanges: Lessons from Massachusetts", Inquiry
  • Ericson, K., Starc, A. (2012). "Heuristics and Heterogeneity in Health Insurance Exchanges: Evidence from the Massachusetts Connector", American Economic Review , 102 (3), 493-497
  • Ericson, K. (2011). "Forgetting We Forget: Overconfidence and Memory", Journal of the European Economic Association, 9 (1), 43-60
  • Ericson, K., Fuster, A., (2011). "Expectations as Endowments: Evidence on Reference-Dependent Preferences from Exchange and Valuation Experiments", Quarterly Journal of Economics, 126 (4), 1879-1907
  • Ericson, K., Cutler, D. (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 5796-5804
    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