Martin S. Andersen

  • Associate Professor
  • Economics, UNCG

There are 12 included publications by Martin S. Andersen :

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College openings in the United States increase mobility and COVID-19 incidence 2022 82 School and college reopening-closure policies are considered one of the most promising nonpharmaceuticalinterventions for mitigating infectious diseases. Nonetheless, the effectiveness ofthese policies is still debated, largely due to the lack of emp...
Constraints on Formulary Design Under the Affordable Care Act 2018 376 I study the effect of prescription drug essential health benefits (EHB) requirements from the Affordable Care Act on prescription drug formularies of health insurance marketplace plans. The EHB regulates the number of drugs covered but leaves other d...
Does paid sick leave encourage staying at home? Evidence from the United States during a pandemic 2023 373 We study the impact of a temporary U.S. paid sick leave mandate that became effective April 1st,2020 on self-quarantining, proxied by physical mobility behaviors gleaned from cellular devices.We study this policy using generalized difference-in-diffe...
Effect of Prescription Drug Coupons on Statin Utilization and Expenditures: A Retrospective Cohort Study 2017 61 Importance Drug coupons are widely used, but their effects are not well understood.Objective To quantify the effect of coupons on statin use and expenditures.Design Retrospective cohort analysis of IMS Health LRx LifeLink database.Setting U.S. retail...
Effects of Medicare coverage for the chronically ill on health insurance, utilization, and mortality: Evidence from coverage expansions affecting people with end-stage renal disease 2018 365 I study the effect of the 1973 expansions of Medicare coverage among individuals with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) on insurance coverage, health care utilization, and mortality. I find that the expansions increased insurance coverage by between 22 ...
Heterogeneity and the effect of mental health parity mandates on the labor market 2015 319 Health insurance benefit mandates are believed to have adverse effects on the labor market, but efforts to document such effects for mental health parity mandates have had limited success. I show that one reason for this failure is that the associati...
Impacts of state COVID-19 reopening policy on human mobility and mixing behavior 2021 69 daily mobility and mixing behavior, adding to the economic literature on individual responses to public health policy that addresses public contagion risks. We harness cellular device signal data and the timing of reopening plans to provide an assess...
On the failure of scientific research: an analysis of SBIR projects funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health 2017 907 The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program is the primary source of public funding in the United States for research by small firms on new technologies, and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is a major contributor to that funding age...
Predictors of venous thromboembolism in patients with advanced common solid cancers 2010 58 There is uncertainty about risk heterogeneity for venous thromboembolism (VTE) in older patientswith advanced cancer and whether patients can be stratified according to VTE risk. We performeda retrospective cohort study of the linked Medicare-Surveil...
A prospective examination of health care costs associated with posttraumatic stress disorder diagnostic status and symptom severity among veterans 2022 57 Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is associated with increased health care costs; however, most studies exploring this association use PTSD diagnostic data in administrative records, which can contain inaccurate diagnostic information and be confo...
Requiring Versus Recommending Preparation Before Class: Does It Matter? 2018 634 Asking students to come to class prepared is quite common in undergraduate and graduate education. We use a quasiexperimental design to assess whether requiring undergraduate students in an introductory course to review prior to lecture the material ...
Texas Senate Bill 8 significantly reduced travel to abortion clinics in Texas 2023 380 The Dobbs v. Jackson decision by the United States Supreme Court has rescinded theconstitutional guarantee of abortion across the United States. As a result, at least 13 states havebanned abortion access with unknown effects. Using “Texas” SB8 law th...