Lara Shore-Sheppard, PhD, MA
Lara is leading a SHARE-funded project that will analyze the income dynamics and characteristics of low and moderate income adults impacted by PPACA. Such an analysis will enable the coordination of enrollment between Medicaid/CHIP and insurance exchange plans and will facilitate the development of procedures for calculating premium subsidies. Additionally, learning about the population of Americans who will be eligible for free or subsidized coverage will facilitate efforts to target outreach and to accurately forecast service utilization.
Lara is Professor of Economics at Williams College, where she specializes in the areas of health economics, labor economics, poverty and welfare policy, and wage distribution.
Before joining the Department of Economics at Williams, Lara was a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research. Prior to that, she served as a Research Affiliate and Visiting Scholar at the Northwestern University-University of Chicago Joint Center for Poverty Research. Additionally, she was Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Pittsburgh from 1996-2000.
Lara has published a number of peer-reviewed articles on the impact of Medicaid expansions on health insurance coverage, focusing particularly on low-income children.