August 12 marks the end of Institute senior economist Marcus Dillender's tenure at the Upjohn Institute. Dillender received his PhD in Economics from the University of Texas at Austin in 2013 and joined the Institute shortly afterward. His research lies at the intersection of labor economics, health economics, and public economics as evidenced by several innovative publications. Some highlights include
- What Happens When the Insurer Can Say No? Assessing Prior Authorization as a Tool to Prevent High-Risk Prescriptions and to Lower Costs (2018, Journal of Public Economics)
- Workers' Compensation: Analysis for Its Second Century (2017, Upjohn Press)
- Social Security and Divorce (2016, The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy)
- The Potential Effects of the Affordable Care Act on Disability Insurance and Workers' Compensation (2016, The Economics of Health)
- Health Insurance and Labor Force Participation: What Legal Recognition Does for Same-Sex Couples (2015, Contemporary Economic Policy)
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Beginning in August 2019, Dillender is assistant professor at the University of Illinois-Chicago School of Public Health.