Assistant Professor

Ph.D. Columbia University, 2015
Fields: Health Economics, Econometrics
Office:  HW 1534
Phone: 212-772-5544
Fax: 212-772-5398
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Jessica Van Parys is an empirical microeconomist specializing in health economics. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in econometrics and an undergraduate course in health economics.


ACA Marketplace Premiums Grew More Rapidly in Areas with Monopoly Insurers Than In Areas With More Competition. August 2018. Health Affairs, 37(8):

Sequential Decision-Making with Group Identity (with Elliott Ash) (forthcoming in the Journal of Economic Psychology)

Association Between Medicare Expenditure Growth and Mortality Rates in Patients with Acute Myocardial Infarction: A Comparison From 1999 Through 2014 (with Donald Likosky, Jonathan Skinner, Weiping Zhou, William Borden, and Milton Weinstein) 2017. JAMA Cardiology. doi:10.1001/jamacardio.2017.4771

Physician Practice Style Variation– Implications for Policy (with Jonathan Skinner). 2016. JAMA Internal Medicine. doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.4433

Variation in Physician Practice Styles Within and Across Emergency Departments. 2016. PLoS ONE,11(8), 1–19. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0159882

Provider Practice Style and Patient Health Outcomes: The Case of Heart Attacks (with Janet Currie & W. Bentley MacLeod). 2016. Journal of Health Economics, 47, 64–80.

Noncognitive Skills and the Gender Disparities in Test Scores and Teacher Assessments: Evidence from Primary School (with Christopher Cornwell and David Mustard). 2013. Journal of Human Resources, 48(1), 238–266.

The New SAT and Academic Performance at a Flagship Public University (with Christopher Cornwell and David Mustard). 2011. SAT Wars, chapter 8. Ed: Joseph Soares. New York: Teachers College Press, 127–136.

Working Papers

The Long-Run Effects of Mandated Medicaid Managed Care on Health Care Utilization

The Evolution of Clinical Ability and Practice Style: Evidence from a Cohort of Newly Certified Internal Medicine Physicians, 2002-15 (with Weifeng Weng, Jonathan Skinner, Brenda Sirovich, and Rebecca Lipner)

All Politics is Local: Evidence from Foreclosures and Political Participation

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