Kurt Lavetti

Ohio State University, USA, and IZA, Germany

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IZA World of Labor role


Current position

Associate Professor, Department of Economics, Ohio State University, USA

Research interest

Health and labor economics

Past positions

Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Ohio State University (2013–2019); Robert Wood Johnson Scholar in Health Policy, University of California, Berkeley (2011–2013)


PhD Economics, Cornell University, 2011

Selected publications

  • "Physician practice organization and negotiated prices: Evidence from state law changes." American Economic Journal: Applied Economics 13:2 (2021): 258–296 (with N. Hausman).

  • "The impacts of restricting mobility of skilled service workers: Evidence from physicians.” Journal of Human Resources 55:3 (2020) (with C. Simon and W. D. White).

  • “The estimation of compensating wage differentials: Lessons from the deadliest catch.” Journal of Business & Economic Statistics 38:1 (2020).

  • "Strategic formulary design in Medicare Part D Plans." American Economic Journal: Economic Policy 10:3 (2018) (with K. Simon).