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October 2013What Do We Know About Short and Long Term Effects of Early Life Exposure to Pollution?
with Joshua S. Graff Zivin, Jamie Mullins, Matthew J. Neidell: w19571
June 2013Do Stimulant Medications Improve Educational and Behavioral Outcomes for Children with ADHD?
with Mark Stabile, Lauren E. Jones: w19105
April 2013Diagnosis and Unnecessary Procedure Use: Evidence from C-Section
with W. Bentley MacLeod: w18977
March 2013Something in the Water: Contaminated Drinking Water and Infant Health
with Joshua S. Graff Zivin, Katherine Meckel, Matthew J. Neidell, Wolfram Schlenker: w18876

Published: Janet Currie & Joshua Graff Zivin & Katherine Meckel & Matthew Neidell & Wolfram Schlenker, 2013. "Something in the water: contaminated drinking water and infant health," Canadian Journal of Economics, Canadian Economics Association, vol. 46(3), pages 791-810, August.

January 2013Do Housing Prices Reflect Environmental Health Risks? Evidence from More than 1600 Toxic Plant Openings and Closings
with Lucas Davis, Michael Greenstone, Reed Walker: w18700
September 2012Early-Life Health and Adult Circumstance in Developing Countries
with Tom Vogl: w18371

Published: Janet Currie & Tom Vogl, 2013. "Early-Life Health and Adult Circumstance in Developing Countries," Annual Review of Economics, Annual Reviews, vol. 5(1), pages 1-36, 05.

June 2012Using Audit Studies to Test for Physician Induced Demand: The Case of Antibiotic Abuse in China
with Wanchuan Lin, Juanjuan Meng: w18153
May 2012Weathering the Storm: Hurricanes and Birth Outcomes
with Maya Rossin-Slater: w18070

Published: Currie, Janet & Rossin-Slater, Maya, 2013. "Weathering the storm: Hurricanes and birth outcomes," Journal of Health Economics, Elsevier, vol. 32(3), pages 487-503.

December 2011From Infant to Mother: Early Disease Environment and Future Maternal Health
with Douglas Almond, Mariesa Herrmann: w17676

Published: Almond, Douglas & Currie, Janet & Herrmann, Mariesa, 2012. "From infant to mother: Early disease environment and future maternal health," Labour Economics, Elsevier, vol. 19(4), pages 475-483.

August 2011Is there a Link Between Foreclosure and Health?
with Erdal Tekin: w17310
March 2011Superfund Cleanups and Infant Health
with Michael Greenstone, Enrico Moretti: w16844

Published: Janet Currie & Michael Greenstone & Enrico Moretti, 2011. "Superfund Cleanups and Infant Health," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 101(3), pages 435-41, May.

February 2011Inequality at Birth: Some Causes and Consequences
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Published: Janet Currie, 2011. "Inequality at Birth: Some Causes and Consequences," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 101(3), pages 1-22, May.

December 2010Patient Knowledge and Antibiotic Abuse: Evidence from an Audit Study in China
with Wanchuan Lin, Wei Zhang: w16602

Published: Currie, Janet & Lin, Wanchuan & Zhang, Wei, 2011. "Patient knowledge and antibiotic abuse: Evidence from an audit study in China," Journal of Health Economics, Elsevier, vol. 30(5), pages 933-949.

March 2010Human Capital Development Before Age Five
with Douglas Almond: w15827

Published: Chapter 15 in "Handbook of Labor Economics", Volume 4: Orley Ashenfelter and David Card, editors

Public vs. Private Provision of Charity Care? Evidence from the Expiration of Hill-Burton Requirements in Florida
with Douglas Almond, Emilia Simeonova: w15798

Published: Almond, Douglas, Janet Currie and Emilia Simeonova. "Public vs. Private Provision of Charity Care? Evidence from Hill-Burton Hospitals in Florida" Journal of Health Economics, Vol 30, Issue 1, pp 189-199, 2011.

January 2010Can Mentoring Help Female Assistant Professors? Interim Results from a Randomized Trial
with Francine D. Blau, Rachel T.A. Croson, Donna K. Ginther: w15707

Published: Francine D. Blau & Janet M. Currie & Rachel T. A. Croson & Donna K. Ginther, 2010. "Can Mentoring Help Female Assistant Professors? Interim Results from a Randomized Trial," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 100(2), pages 348-52, May.

October 2009Accidental Death and the Rule of Joint and Several Liability
with Daniel Carvell, W. Bentley MacLeod: w15412

Published: Daniel Carvell & Janet Currie & W. Bentley MacLeod, 2012. "Accidental death and the rule of joint and several liability," RAND Journal of Economics, RAND Corporation, vol. 43(1), pages 51-77, 03.

Traffic Congestion and Infant Health: Evidence from E-ZPass
with W. Reed Walker: w15413

Published: Janet Currie & Reed Walker, 2011. "Traffic Congestion and Infant Health: Evidence from E-ZPass," American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, American Economic Association, vol. 3(1), pages 65-90, January.

February 2009The Effect of Fast Food Restaurants on Obesity and Weight Gain
with Stefano DellaVigna, Enrico Moretti, Vikram Pathania: w14721

Published: Janet Currie & Stefano Della Vigna & Enrico Moretti & Vikram Pathania, 2010. "The Effect of Fast Food Restaurants on Obesity and Weight Gain," American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, American Economic Association, vol. 2(3), pages 32-63, August.

November 2008Child Health and Young Adult Outcomes
with Mark Stabile, Phongsack Manivong, Leslie L. Roos: w14482

Published: Janet Currie & Mark Stabile & Phongsack Manivong & Leslie L. Roos, 2010. "Child Health and Young Adult Outcomes," Journal of Human Resources, University of Wisconsin Press, vol. 45(3).

September 2008Fetal Exposure to Toxic Releases and Infant Health
with Johannes F. Schmieder: w14352

Published: Janet Currie & Johannes F. Schmieder, 2009. "Fetal Exposures to Toxic Releases and Infant Health," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 99(2), pages 177-83, May.

July 2008Air Pollution and Infant Health: Lessons from New Jersey
with Matthew J. Neidell, Johannes Schmieder: w14196

Published: Currie, Janet & Neidell, Matthew & Schmieder, Johannes F., 2009. "Air pollution and infant health: Lessons from New Jersey," Journal of Health Economics, Elsevier, vol. 28(3), pages 688-703, May.

Has Public Health Insurance for Older Children Reduced Disparities in Access to Care and Health Outcomes?
with Sandra Decker, Wanchuan Lin: w14173

Published: Currie, Janet & Decker, Sandra & Lin, Wanchuan, 2008. "Has public health insurance for older children reduced disparities in access to care and health outcomes?," Journal of Health Economics, Elsevier, vol. 27(6), pages 1567-1581, December.

May 2008Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise: Socioeconomic Status, Poor Health in Childhood, and Human Capital Development
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Published: Janet Currie, 2009. "Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise: Socioeconomic Status, Poor Health in Childhood, and Human Capital Development," Journal of Economic Literature, American Economic Association, vol. 47(1), pages 87-122, March.

October 2007Transfers in Cash and In Kind: Theory Meets the Data
with Firouz Gahvari: w13557

Published: Janet Currie & Firouz Gahvari, 2008. "Transfers in Cash and In-Kind: Theory Meets the Data," Journal of Economic Literature, American Economic Association, vol. 46(2), pages 333-83, June.

July 2007Does Pollution Increase School Absences?
with Eric Hanushek, E. Megan Kahn, Matthew Neidell, Steven Rivkin: w13252

Published: Janet Currie & Eric A Hanushek & E. Megan Kahn & Matthew Neidell & Steven G Rivkin, 2009. "Does Pollution Increase School Absences?," The Review of Economics and Statistics, MIT Press, vol. 91(4), pages 682-694, 02.

Mental Health in Childhood and Human Capital
with Mark Stabile: w13217

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August 2006First Do No Harm?: Tort Reform and Birth Outcomes
with W. Bentley MacLeod: w12478

Published: Janet Currie & W. Bentley MacLeod, 2008. "First Do No Harm? Tort Reform and Birth Outcomes," The Quarterly Journal of Economics, MIT Press, vol. 123(2), pages 795-830, 05.

April 2006Does Child Abuse Cause Crime?
with Erdal Tekin: w12171
August 2005Biology as Destiny? Short and Long-Run Determinants of Intergenerational Transmission of Birth Weight
with Enrico Moretti: w11567

Published: Janet Currie & Enrico Moretti, 2007. "Biology as Destiny? Short- and Long-Run Determinants of Intergenerational Transmission of Birth Weight," Journal of Labor Economics, University of Chicago Press, vol. 25, pages 231-264.

August 2004Preschool, Day Care, and Afterschool Care: Who's Minding the Kids?
with David Blau: w10670

Published: Blau, David & Currie, Janet, 2006. "Pre-School, Day Care, and After-School Care: Who's Minding the Kids?," Handbook of the Economics of Education, Elsevier.

July 2004Breakfast of Champions? The School Breakfast Program and the Nutrition of Children and Families
with Jayanta Bhattacharya, Steven Haider: w10608

Published: Bhattacharya J, Currie J, and Haider S, “Breakfast of Champions? The Nutritional Effects of the School Breakfast Program,” Journal of Human Resources (2006) 41(3):445-466.

May 2004The Take Up of Social Benefits
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April 2004Child Mental Health and Human Capital Accumulation: The Case of ADHD
with Mark Stabile: w10435

Published: Currie, Janet & Stabile, Mark, 2006. "Child mental health and human capital accumulation: The case of ADHD," Journal of Health Economics, Elsevier, vol. 25(6), pages 1094-1118, November.

Competition in Imperfect Markets: Does it Help California's Medicaid Mothers?
with Anna Aizer, Enrico Moretti: w10429
January 2004Air Pollution and Infant Health: What Can We Learn From California's Recent Experience
with Matthew Neidell: w10251

Published: Currie, Janet and Matthew Neidell. "Air Pollution And Infant Health: What Can We Learn From California's Recent Experience?," Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2005, v120(3,Aug), 1003-1030.

November 2003Getting Inside the "Black Box" of Head Start Quality: What Matters and What Doesn't?
with Matthew Neidell: w10091

Published: Currie, Janet & Neidell, Matthew, 2007. "Getting inside the "Black Box" of Head Start quality: What matters and what doesn't," Economics of Education Review, Elsevier, vol. 26(1), pages 83-99, February.

January 2003Cut to the Bone? Hospital Takeovers and Nurse Employment Contracts
with Mehdi Farsi, W. Bentley MacLeod: w9428

Published: Janet Currie, Mehdi Farsi and W. Bentley Macleod. "Cut to the Bone? Hospital Takeovers and Nurse Employment Contracts". Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Vol. 58, No. 3, Festschrift in Honor of Orley Ashenfelter (Apr., 2005), pp. 471-493

December 2002Mother's Education and the Intergenerational Transmission of Human Capital: Evidence from College Openings and Longitudinal Data
with Enrico Moretti: w9360

Published: Currie, Janet and Enrico Moretti. "Mother's Education and the Intergenerational Transmission of Human Capital: Evidence from College Openings." Quarterly Journal of Economics VCXVIII, 4 (November 2003): 1495-1532.

September 2002Networks or Neighborhoods? Correlations in the Use of Publicly-Funded Maternity Care in California
with Anna Aizer: w9209

Published: Aizer, Anna and Janet Currie. "Networks Or Neighborhoods? Correlations In The Use Of Publicly-Funded Maternity Care In California," Journal of Public Economics, 2004, v88(12,Dec), 2573-2585.

August 2002Socioeconomic Status and Health: Why is the Relationship Stronger for Older Children?
with Mark Stabile: w9098

Published: Currie, Janet and Mark Stabile. "Socioeconomic Status And Child Health: Why Is The Relationship Stronger For Older Children?," American Economic Review, 2003, v93(5,Dec), 1813-1823.

June 2002Food Insecurity or Poverty? Measuring Need-Related Dietary Adequacy
with Jayanta Bhattacharya, Steven Haider: w9003

Published: Bhattacharya J., J. Currie, and S. Haider. “Food Insecurity or Poverty? Measuring Need-Related Diet Adequacy." Journal of Health Economics 23, 4 (2004): 839-862.

Heat or Eat? Cold Weather Shocks and Nutrition in Poor American Families
with Jayanta Bhattacharya, Thomas DeLeire, Steven Haider: w9004

Published: Bhattacharya J., T. Deleire, S. Haider, and J. Currie. “Heat or Eat? Cold-Weather Shocks and Nutrition in Poor American Families." American Journal of Public Health 93, 7 (2003): 1149-1154.

February 2002Medicaid Managed Care: Effects on Children's Medicaid Coverage and Utilization
with John Fahr: w8812

Published: Currie, Janet and John Fahr. "Medicaid Managed Care: Effects On Children's Medicaid Coverage And Utilization," Journal of Public Economics, 2005, v89(1,Jan), 85-108.

December 2001Hospitals, Managed Care, and the Charity Caseload in California
with John Fahr: w8621

Published: Currie, Janet & Fahr, John, 2004. "Hospitals, managed care, and the charity caseload in California," Journal of Health Economics, Elsevier, vol. 23(3), pages 421-442, May.

January 2001Accidents Will Happen? Unintentional Injury, Maternal Employment, and Child Care Policy
with V. Joseph Hotz: w8090

Published: Currie, Janet and V. Joseph Hotz. "Accidents Will Happen? Unintentional Injury, Maternal Employment, and Child Care Policy." Journal of Health Economics 23, 1(January 2004): 25-59.

December 2000Longer Term Effects of Head Start
with Eliana Garces, Duncan Thomas: w8054

Published: Garces, Eliana, Duncan Thomas and Janet Currie. "Longer-Term Effects Of Head Start," American Economic Review, 2002, v92(4,Sep), 999-1012.

May 2000Youths at Nutritional Risk: Malnourished or Misnourished?
with Jay Bhattacharya: w7686

Published: Youths at Nutrition Risk: Malnourished or Misnourished?, Jay Bhattacharya, Janet Currie. in Risky Behavior among Youths: An Economic Analysis, Gruber. 2001

April 2000Medicaid Expansions and Welfare Contractions: Offsetting Effects on Prenatal Care and Infant Health?
with Jeffrey Grogger: w7667

Published: Currie, Janet and Jeffrey Grogger. "Medicaid Expansions And Welfare Contractions: Offsetting Effects On Prenatal Care And Infant Health?," Journal of Health Economics, 2002, v21(2,Mar), 313-335.

August 1999Health Insurance and Less Skilled Workers
with Aaron Yelowitz: w7291

Published: Card, David and Rebecca Blank (eds.) Finding Jobs: Work and Welfare Reform. New York: Russell Sage, 2000.

March 1999Is the Impact of Health Shocks Cushioned by Socioeconomic Status? The Case of Low Birthweight
with Rosemary Hyson: w6999

Published: American Economic Review, Vol. 89, no. 2 (May 1999): 245-250.

February 1999Early Test Scores, Socioeconomic Status and Future Outcomes
with Duncan Thomas: w6943

Published: Currie, Janet and "Early Test Scores, Socioeconomic Status, School Quality and Future Outcomes." Research in Labor Economics 20 (2001): 103-132.

December 1998Distance to Hospitals and Children's Access to Care: Is Being Closer Better, and for Whom?
with Patricia Reagan: w6836

Published: Currie, Janet and Patricia B. Reagan. "Distance To Hospital And Children's Use Of Preventive Care: Is Being Closer Better, And For Whom?," Economic Inquiry, 2003, v41(3,Jul), 378-391.

January 1998School Quality and the Longer-Term Effects of Head Start
with Duncan Thomas: w6362

Published: Currie, Janet and Duncan Thomas. "School Quality And The Longer-Term Effects Of Head Start," Journal of Human Resources, 2000, v35(4,Fall), 755-774.

December 1997Are Public Housing Projects Good for Kids?
with Aaron Yelowitz: w6305

Published: Journal of Public Economics, Vol. 75, no. 1 (January 2000): 99-124.

April 1997The Technology of Birth: Health Insurance, Medical Interventions, and Infant Health
with Jonathan Gruber: w5985
October 1996Does Head Start Help Hispanic Children?
with Duncan Thomas: w5805

Published: Journal of Public Economics, Vol. 74, no.2 (November 1999): 235-262. Published as "Does Head Start Make a Difference?", American Economic Review , Vol. 85, no. 3 (1995): 341-364.

December 1995Do Children of Immigrants Make Differential Use of Public Health Insurance?
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November 1995Strikes and the Law in the U.S., 1881-1894: New Evidence on the Origins of American Exceptionalism
with Joseph Ferrie: w5368

Published: (Published as "The Law and Labor Strife in the U.S.; 1881-1894") Journal of Labor History (March 2000).

August 1995Race, Children's Cognitive Achievement and The Bell Curve
with Duncan Thomas: w5240

Published: (Published as "The Inter-generational Transmission of "Intelligence": Downthe Slippery Slopes of The Bell Curve") Industrial Relations, Vol. 38, no. 3 (July 1999): 297-330.

March 1995Health Insurance Eligibility, Utilization of Medical care, and Child Health
with Jonathan Gruber: w5052

Published: Quarterly Journal of Economics, May 1996, 111(2), 431-466.

November 1994Physician Payments and Infant Mortality: Evidence from Medicaid Fee Policy
with Jonathan Gruber, Michael Fischer: w4930

Published: American Economic Review, May 1995, vol. 85, no. 2, pp. 106-111

July 1994Reported Income in the NLSY: Consistency Checks and Methods for Cleaningthe Data
with Nancy Cole: t0160
February 1994Saving Babies: The Efficacy and Cost of Recent Expansions of Medicaid Eligibility for Pregnant Women
with Jonathan Gruber: w4644

Published: Journal of Political Economy, Dec.1996, 104(6), pp.1263-1296

November 1993Welfare and the Well-Being of Children: The Relative Effectiveness of Cash and In-Kind Transfers
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August 1993Restrictions on Medicaid Funding of Abortion: Effects on Pregnancy Resolutions and Birth Weight
with Lucia Nixon, Nancy Cole: w4432

Published: Journal of Human Resources (Winter 1996).

July 1993Does Head Start Make a Difference?
with Duncan Thomas: w4406

Published: The American Economic Review, June 1995.

April 1993"The Minimum Wage and the Employment of Youth: Evidence from the NLSY"
with Bruce Fallick: w4348

Published: Currie, Janet and Bruce C. Fallick. "The Minimum Wage And The Employment Of Youth: Evidence From The NLSY," Journal of Human Resources, 1996, v31(2,Spring), 404-428.

March 1993Medicaid and Medical Care for Children
with Duncan Thomas: w4284

Published: Journal of Human Resources, Winter 1995.

January 1993Gender Gaps in Benefits Coverage
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Published: Chapter 23 in The Handbook of Human Resource Management, JAI Press, 1997. Eds. David Lewin, Daniel Mitchell, and Mahmood Zaidi.

June 1992Male Jobs, Female Jobs, and Gender Gaps in Benefits Coverage
with Richard Chaykowski: w4106

Published: Research in Labor Economics, Summer 1995

March 1992Firm-Specific Determinants of the Real Wage
with Sheena McConnell: w4023

Published: Review of Economics and Statistics, May 1992

January 1992Is Arbitration Addictive? Evidence From the Laboratory and the Field
with Henry S. Farber: w3952

Published: Industrial Relations Research Association Papers and Proceedins, Jan. 1993

The Impact of Collective Bargaining Legislation on Disputes in the U.S. Public Sector: No Policy May Be the Worst Policy
with Sheena McConnell: w3978

Published: Journal of Law and Economics, October 1994

September 1991Does Participation in Transfer Programs During Pregnancy Improve Birth Weight?
with Nancy Cole: w3832

Published: American Economic Review, Sept. 1993

August 1991Rules, Coordination and Manipulability Among Arbitrators
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Published: Journal of Labor Economics, January 1994

August 1990An Experimental Comparison of Dispute Rates in Alternative Arbitration Systems
with Orley Ashenfelter, Henry S. Farber, Matthew Spiegel: w3417

Published: Econometrica, vol. 60, no. 6 (November 1992) pp. 1407-1433.

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