Marcus Dillender completed his Ph.D. in economics at the University of Texas in the spring of 2013. His research lies at the intersection of labor economics, health economics, and public economics. He has investigated how extending dependent coverage to young adults has affected their labor market decisions and outcomes and how the ability to receive health insurance through a spouse’s employer affects health insurance coverage and labor force participation.
Dillender is currently working on a project about how Medicare affects health insurance coverage for couples when one spouse is eligible but the other is not. His future work will continue to explore the ties between health, health insurance, and the labor market and how health care reform affects people’s labor market and health decisions.