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Michael Insler

Research

(Last updated October 2017)

Health and Labor Economics:

The Health Consequences of Retirement. (2014). Journal of Human Resources, 49(1).
        (Permanent link: http://dx.doi.org/10.3368/jhr.49.1.195)

The Body Mass Index Assimilation of U.S. Immigrants: Do Diet and Exercise Contribute?, forthcoming, Eastern Economic Journal.
        (with Sukanya Basu)
        (Permanent link: https://doi.org/10.1057/s41302-017-0097-y)
        (click here to access the Online Appendix)

“The Two Sides of Human Capital – Effects of Health Interventions on Educational Outcomes”
        (with Ahmed Rahman - work in progress)

Economics of Education:

Do Sports Crowd Out Books? The Impact of Intercollegiate Athletic Participation on Grades, forthcoming, Journal of Sports Economics.
        (with Jimmy Karam)
        (Permanent link: http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/1527002517716975)

“Bad Company: Understanding Negative Peer Effects in College Achievement.” (2017).  European Economic Review, 98.
        (with Ryan Brady and Ahmed Rahman)
        (Permanent link: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.euroecorev.2017.06.013)

Education Outcomes of Children of Asian Intermarriages: Does Gender of the Immigrant Parent Matter? (2017). B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy, 17(1).
        (with Sukanya Basu)
        (Permanent link: https://doi.org/10.1515/bejeap-2016-0214)

"Peers, Personality, and Performance"
        (with Ryan Brady and Ahmed Rahman - work in progress)

“College Major Selection and One-Sided Search – Theory and Evidence”
        (with Ahmed Rahman and Katherine Smith - work in progress)

“Are There Really Complementarities between Research and Teaching in Higher Education?”
        (with Ahmed Rahman and Katherine Smith - work in progress)

“Risk Sharing and Peer Effects”
        (with Ryan Brady and Ahmed Rahman - work in progress)

Housing and Neighborhood Choice:

School Quality, Residential Choice, and the U.S. Housing Bubble. (2016). Housing Policy Debate, 26(1).
        (with Kurtis Swope)
        (Permanent link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10511482.2014.956777)

Applied Behavioral Economics:

Does Everyone Accept a Free Lunch? Decision Making Under (almost) Zero Cost Borrowing. (2013). Research in Experimental Economics, 16.
        (Available here)
        (with James Compton and Pamela Schmitt)

The Investment Decisions of Young Adults Under Relaxed Borrowing Constraints. (2016). Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics, 64. 
        (with James Compton and Pamela Schmitt)
        (Permanent link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.socec.2015.07.004)

From Broken Windows to Broken Bonds: Militarized Police and Social Fragmentation
       
(with Alexander McQuoid and Bryce McMurrey - work in progress)
        (PDF - updated 11/2016)

“Order of Play Advantage in Sequential Tournaments: Evidence from randomized settings in professional golf.
        (with Ryan Brady - work in progress)

Technical Reports

“Peer Assessment as a Predictor of Success: Evidence from United States Naval Academy Students.” Data analysis and report prepared for U.S. Navy's Office of Talent Optimization, July 2017. (with Ryan Brady)

“Gender, Minority Status and Professional Outcomes: Evidence from United States Naval Academy Graduates.” Data analysis and report prepared for U.S. Navy's Office of Talent Optimization, June 2017. (with Ryan Brady)

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