NBER Working Papers by Christopher J. Ruhm

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July 2014Time Preferences and Consumer Behavior
with David Bradford, Charles Courtemanche, Garth Heutel, Patrick McAlvanah: w20320
December 2013The Effects of Paid Family Leave in California on Labor Market Outcomes
with Charles L. Baum: w19741
August 2013Recessions, Healthy No More?
April 2013Air Pollution and Procyclical Mortality
with Garth Heutel: w18959
August 2012Private Equity and the Innovation Strategies of Entrepreneurial Firms: Empirical Evidence from the Small Business Innovation Research Program
with Albert N. Link, Donald S. Siegel: w18297
December 2011The Effects of California’s Paid Family Leave Program on Mothers’ Leave-Taking and Subsequent Labor Market Outcomes
with Maya Rossin-Slater, Jane Waldfogel: w17715

Published: Maya Rossin‐Slater & Christopher J. Ruhm & Jane Waldfogel, 2013. "The Effects of California's Paid Family Leave Program on Mothers’ Leave‐Taking and Subsequent Labor Market Outcomes," Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 32(2), pages 224-245, 03. citation courtesy of

November 2011What U.S. Data Should be Used to Measure the Price Elasticity of Demand for Alcohol?
with Alison Snow Jones, William C. Kerr, Thomas K. Greenfield, Joseph V. Terza, Ravi S. Pandian, Kerry Anne McGeary: w17578

Published: Ruhm, Christopher J. & Jones, Alison Snow & McGeary, Kerry Anne & Kerr, William C. & Terza, Joseph V. & Greenfield, Thomas K. & Pandian, Ravi S., 2012. "What U.S. data should be used to measure the price elasticity of demand for alcohol?," Journal of Health Economics, Elsevier, vol. 31(6), pages 851-862. citation courtesy of

September 2011Creativity and the Family Tree: Human Capital Endowments and the Propensity of Entrepreneurs to Patent
with Albert N. Link: w17441

Published: “Fathers’ Patenting Behavior and the Propensity of Offspring to Patent: An Intergenerational Analysis” (with Albert N. Link), the Journal of Technology Transfer, 38(3), June 2013, 332-340.

June 2011Time for Children: Trends in the Employment Patterns of Parents, 1967-2009
with Liana E. Fox, Wen-Jui Han, Jane Waldfogel: w17135

Published: Liana Fox & Wen-Jui Han & Christopher Ruhm & Jane Waldfogel, 2013. "Time for Children: Trends in the Employment Patterns of Parents, 1967–2009," Demography, Springer, vol. 50(1), pages 25-49, February. citation courtesy of

May 2011The Economics of Risky Health Behaviors
with John Cawley: w17081

Published: John Cawley, Christopher J. Ruhm. “Chapter Three - The Economics of Risky Health Behaviors” Handbook of Health Economics, Volume 2, 2011, Pages 95-199

February 2011Occupational Status and Health Transitions
with G. Brant Morefield, David C. Ribar: w16794

Published: Brant Morefield & David C. Ribar & Christopher J. Ruhm, 2012. "Occupational Status and Health Transitions," The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy, Berkeley Electronic Press, vol. 11(3), pages 8. citation courtesy of

July 2010Understanding Overeating and Obesity

Published: Ruhm, Christopher J., 2012. "Understanding overeating and obesity," Journal of Health Economics, Elsevier, vol. 31(6), pages 781-796. citation courtesy of

January 2010Explaining the Rise in Educational Gradients in Mortality
with David M. Cutler, Fabian Lange, Ellen Meara, Seth Richards: w15678

Published: Cutler, David M, Fabian Lange, Ellen Meara, Seth Richards-Shubik, and Christopher J Ruhme. 2011. Rising Educational Gradients in Mortality: The Role of Behavioral Factors. Journal of Health Economcis 30, no. 6: 1174-1187.

September 2009Inheritances, Health and Death
with Beomsoo Kim: w15364

Published: Beomsoo Kim & Christopher J. Ruhm, 2012. "Inheritances, health and death," Health Economics, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 21(2), pages 127-144, 02. citation courtesy of

May 2009Where Does the Wage Penalty Bite?
with Christian A. Gregory: w14984

Published: Where Does the Wage Penalty Bite?, Christian A. Gregory, Christopher J. Ruhm. in Economic Aspects of Obesity, Grossman and Mocan. 2011

March 2009Public Knowledge, Private Knowledge: The Intellectual Capital of Entrepreneurs
with Albert Link: w14797

Published: Albert Link & Christopher Ruhm, 2011. "Public knowledge, private knowledge: the intellectual capital of entrepreneurs," Small Business Economics, Springer, vol. 36(1), pages 1-14, January. citation courtesy of

January 2009Public Policies and Women's Employment after Childbearing
with Wen-Jui Han, Jane Waldfogel, Elizabeth Washbrook: w14660

Published: B E J Econom Anal Policy. 2011 July 28; 11(1): 2938. doi: 10.2202/1935-1682.2938 PMCID: PMC3769194 NIHMSID: NIHMS474288 Public Policies, Women’s Employment after Childbearing, and Child Well-Being Elizabeth Washbrook,corresponding author Christopher J. Ruhm, Jane Waldfogel, and Wen-Jui Han

June 2008Bringing Science to Market: Commercializing from NIH SBIR Awards
with Albert N. Link: w14057

Published: Albert Link & Christopher Ruhm, 2009. "Bringing science to market: commercializing from NIH SBIR awards," Economics of Innovation and New Technology, Taylor and Francis Journals, vol. 18(4), pages 381-402. citation courtesy of

December 2007Parental Leave Policies and Parents' Employment and Leave-Taking
with Wen-Jui Han, Jane Waldfogel: w13697

Published: Wen-Jui Han & Christopher Ruhm & Jane Waldfogel, 2009. "Parental leave policies and parents' employment and leave-taking," Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 28(1), pages 29-54. citation courtesy of

August 2007Age, Socioeconomic Status and Obesity Growth
with Charles L. Baum II: w13289

Published: Baum II, Charles L. & Ruhm, Christopher J., 2009. "Age, socioeconomic status and obesity growth," Journal of Health Economics, Elsevier, vol. 28(3), pages 635-648, May. citation courtesy of

June 2007Current and Future Prevalence of Obesity and Severe Obesity in the United States

Published: Christopher Ruhm, 2007. "Current and Future Prevalence of Obesity and Severe Obesity in the United States," Forum for Health Economics & Policy, Berkeley Electronic Press, vol. 10(2), pages 1086-1086. citation courtesy of

March 2006A Healthy Economy Can Break Your Heart

Published: Ruhm, Christopher. “A Healthy Economy Can Break Your Heart.” Demography 44, 4 (November 2007): 829-848. citation courtesy of

December 2005The Cost of Caring for Young Children
with Dan T. Rosenbaum: w11837
December 2004Macroeconomic Conditions, Health and Mortality

Published: Jones, Andrew M. (ed.) Elgar Companion to Health Economics. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2006.

August 2004Maternal Employment and Adolescent Development

Published: Ruhm, Christopher J., 2008. "Maternal employment and adolescent development," Labour Economics, Elsevier, vol. 15(5), pages 958-983, October. citation courtesy of

April 2004Does Prekindergarten Improve School Preparation and Performance?
with Katherine A. Magnuson, Jane Waldfogel: w10452

Published: Magnuson, Katherine A. & Ruhm, Christopher & Waldfogel, Jane, 2007. "Does prekindergarten improve school preparation and performance?," Economics of Education Review, Elsevier, vol. 26(1), pages 33-51, February. citation courtesy of

January 2004How Well Do Parents With Young Children Combine Work and Family Life
February 2003Healthy Living in Hard Times

Published: Ruhm, Christopher J. "Healthy Living In Hard Times," Journal of Health Economics, 2005, v24(2,Mar), 341-363. citation courtesy of

December 2002Deaths Rise in Good Economic Times: Evidence From the OECD
with Ulf-G. Gerdtham: w9357

Published: Gerdtham, Ulf-G. & Ruhm, Christopher J., 2006. "Deaths rise in good economic times: Evidence from the OECD," Economics and Human Biology, Elsevier, vol. 4(3), pages 298-316, December. citation courtesy of

October 2001Does Drinking Really Decrease in Bad Times?
with William E. Black: w8511

Published: Ruhm, Christopher J. and William E. Black. "Does Drinking Really Decrease In Bad Times?," Journal of Health Economics, 2002, v21(4,Jul), 659-678. citation courtesy of

August 2001Economic Expansions Are Unhealthy: Evidence from Microdata
April 2000Parental Employment and Child Cognitive Development

Published: Christopher J. Ruhm, 2004. "Parental Employment and Child Cognitive Development," Journal of Human Resources, University of Wisconsin Press, vol. 39(1). citation courtesy of

February 2000Compensation in the Nonprofit Sector
with Carey Borkoski: w7562

Published: Ruhm, Christopherj. and Cary Borkoski. "Compensation In The Nonprofit Sector," Journal of Human Resources, 2003, v38(4,Fall), 992-1021. citation courtesy of

May 1998Parental Leave and Child Health

Published: Ruhm, Christopher J. "Parental Leave And Child Health," Journal of Health Economics, 2000, v19(6,Nov), 931-960. citation courtesy of

July 1996The Economic Consequences of Parental Leave Mandates: Lessons from Europe

Published: Quarterly Journal of Economics, Vol. 108, no. 1 (February 1998): 285-317. Published as "The Economic Consequences of Labor Mobility", Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Vol. 41, no. 1 (1987): 30-42. citation courtesy of

June 1996Trade Sensitivity, Technology, and Labor Displacement
with John T. Addison, Douglas A. Fox: w5621

Published: Southern Economic Journal, Vol. 66, no. 3 (January 2000): 682-699.

May 1996Are Recessions Good For Your Health?

Published: Ruhm, Christopher J. "Are Recessions Good For Your Health?," Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2000, v115(2,May), 617-650. citation courtesy of

July 1995Alcohol Policies and Highway Vehicle Fatalities

Published: Journal of Health Economics, Vol. 15, No. 4, August 1996, pp.435-454. citation courtesy of

March 1995Parental Leave Policies in Europe and North America
with Jackqueline L. Teague: w5065

Published: Gender and the Family Issues in the Workplace, Blau, Francine D. and Ronald Ehrenberg, eds., New York: The Russell Sage Foundation Press, 1997, pp. 133-156.

February 1995Is High School Employment Consumption or Investment?

Published: Journal of Labor Economics, Vol. 113, no. 1 (February 1998): 285-317. citation courtesy of

November 1994Economic Conditions and Alcohol Problems

Published: Journal of Health Economics, vol. 14, no. 5, December,1995, pp. 583-603. citation courtesy of

Do Pensions Increase the Labor Supply of Older Men?

Published: Journal of Public Economics, Vol. 59, No. 2, February 1996, pp.157-175. citation courtesy of

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