Jetson Leder-Luis

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

Faculty Research Fellow
National Bureau of Economic Research

Email: jetson@bu.edu

CV

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

Bio

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.

I received my Ph.D. in Economics from MIT in 2020, where my advisors were Jim Poterba and Ben Olken. Previously, I received my Bachelor of Science in Applied and Computational Mathematics and Economics from Caltech in 2014.

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 the Stamps Scholars program, The Masters School, and REACH Prep.

Working Papers

Can Whistleblowers Root Out Public Expenditure Fraud? Evidence from Medicare.” Revise and Resubmit, Review of Economics and Statistics. Media coverage: ProMarket, MondaqNational 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)

Publications

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

Other Writing

“Trillions in infrastructure spending could mean hundreds of billions in fraud,” (2021)
MarketWatch,  TheConversation

Contributing Author, Global Anticorruption Blog, Harvard Law School, 2017-2019.

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