Department of Markets, Public Policy, and Law
Boston University, Questrom School of Business
Faculty Research Fellow
National Bureau of Economic Research
B.S., Applied and Computational Mathematics and Economics, Caltech 2014
I am an economist studying public economics, health economics and political economy. My research addresses fraud, misreporting and overbilling in public expenditures, particularly in the Medicare and Medicaid programs, as well as the consequences of these behaviors for public spending and patient health outcomes. I am also interested in the detection and deterrence of fraud and corruption, as well as the statistical properties of misreported data.
In 2019-2020, I was a Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellow and a Predoctoral Fellow in Health and Aging at the NBER. I am an alumnus of MIT, Caltech, the Stamps Scholars program, The Masters School, and REACH Prep.
“Can Whistleblowers Root Out Public Expenditure Fraud? Evidence from Medicare.” Revise and Resubmit, Review of Economics and Statistics. Media coverage: ProMarket, Mondaq, National Law Review
“Measuring Strategic Data Manipulation: Evidence from a World Bank Project” (with Jean Ensminger). Revise and Resubmit, Journal of Accounting Research.
“Ambulance Taxis: The Impact of Regulation and Litigation on Health Care Fraud” (with Jimmy Roberts, Ryan McDevitt, Paul Eliason, and Riley League)
Works in Progress
“Strategic Firm Behavior and Patient Consequences in the Medicare Hospice Program” (with Jon Gruber and David Howard)
“When Should Governments Audit?” (with Silvia Vannutelli and Martina Cuneo)
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
Contributing Author, Global Anticorruption Blog, Harvard Law School, 2017-2019.
- Rewarding Whistleblowing to Fight Kleptocracy, June 2018
- The Guiding Principle for Anticorruption Policy Should Be Cost-Effectiveness, Not “Zero Tolerance”, September 2018
- Hiding in Plain Sight: How the Federal Elections Commission Can Use Existing Disclosures To Detect Campaign Finance Fraud, October 2018
- Full author profile here