Jetson Leder-Luis

Assistant Professor
Department of Markets, Public Policy, and Law
Questrom School of Business

Boston University
595 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215

Office: 518E
Office Phone: 617-353-2035
Email: jetson[at sign]

I am an assistant professor in the Department of Markets, Public Policy, and Law at Boston University. I study public economics, political economy, and law and economics. My main area of interest is fraud and corruption in public expenditures, and my current research is on healthcare fraud.

I received my Bachelor of Science in Applied and Computational Mathematics and Economics from Caltech and my Ph.D. in Economics from MIT, where my advisors were Jim Poterba and Ben Olken.  I am an alumnus of the Ford Fellows program, the Stamps Scholars program, and REACH Prep.

You can view my CV here and my Google Scholar profile here.

Works in Progress

Whistleblowers, Private Enforcement, and Medicare Fraud (Job Market Paper).
Media coverage: ProMarket

Measuring Strategic Data Manipulation: Evidence from a World Bank Project (with Jean Ensminger)


Angrist, J., Lavy, V., Leder-Luis, J., Shany, A. (2019). “Maimonides Rule Redux“, American Economic Review: Insights, 1 (3), 309-324.
Originally released NBER working paper 23486 
Online Appendix

Reich, J., Tingley, D., Leder-Luis, J., Roberts, M., Stewart, B. (2015). “Computer-Assisted Reading and Discovery for Student Generated Text in Massive Open Online Courses“, Journal of Learning Analytics, 2 (1), 156-184

Roberts, M., Stewart, B., Tingley, D., Lucas, C., Leder-Luis, J., Gadarian, S., Albertson, B., Rand, D. (2014). “Structural Topic Models for Open-Ended Survey Responses“, American Journal of Political Science, 58 (4), 1064-1082