Economics Seminar Series: Hans-Martin von Gaudecker, University of Bonn

Title: The Effect of the Affordable Care Act on the Labor Supply, Savings, and Social Security of Older Americans

2017.06.23 | Bodil Westermann Krog

Date Tue 14 Nov
Time 14:15 15:30
Location Fuglesangs Allé 4, 8210 Aarhus V, building 2632(L), room 242

Speaker: Hans-Martin von Gaudecker, Institute for Applied Microeconomics, University of Bonn

Title: The Effect of the Affordable Care Act on the Labor Supply, Savings, and Social Security of Older Americans (with Eric French and John Bailey Jones)

Abstract: This paper assesses the effect of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on the labor supply of Americans ages 50 and older. Using data from the Health and Retirement Study and the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey, we estimate a dynamic programming model of retirement that accounts for both saving and uncertain medical expenses. Importantly, we model the two key channels by which health insurance rates are predicted to change: the Medicaid expansion and the subsidized private exchanges.

Organizers: Jonas Maibom and Marcel Smolka

Economics Seminar Series
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