Position title: Assistant Professor, Risk and Insurance
Phone: (608) 262-8602
5279 Grainger Hall
I am a health/aging economist and focus on public finance and insurance topics addressing vulnerable populations. As an affiliate of the Center for Demography and Ecology (CDE), I have worked on projects related to the areas of Health and the Life Course and the Demography of Inequality. On Health and the Life Course, I have worked on the interactions of Medicaid and long-term care; on Naloxone access and opioid overdose; and on chlorine tablet distribution on waterborne diseases. On the Demography of Inequality, I am working on a project related to the returns to wealth in disability-free life expectancy.
I also have some work on topics related to crime and have investigated the ways in which private prisons impact inmate time served and recidivism. My work on the opioid overdose epidemic also looks at property crime responses to increased drug use, and more recently, I am working on a paper related to the impact of police residency requirements on police safety.
CDE research theme area affiliations
Demography of Inequality; Health and the Life Course
Mitchell, Olivia, and Anita Mukherjee. “Assessing the Demand for Micropensions among India’s Poor.” The Journal of the Economics of Ageing 9 (2017): 30-40.