Jessica Van Parys

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.


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

How Do Managed Care Plans Reduce Healthcare Costs?

Medical Malpractice Claims and Physician Practice Styles

Sequential Decision-Making with Group Identity (with Elliott Ash)

All Politics is Local? Evidence from Foreclosures and Political Participation

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