Michael Dworsky, PhD
Michael Dworsky is the principal investigator on a SHARE-funded project about the costs and benefits of implementing an expansion of the Medicaid program. The project will focus on the effects of Medicaid expansion on (1) insurance coverage; (2) access to care and patterns of care-seeking behavior; and (3) health status, including mental health.
Dr. Dworsky is an associate economist at the RAND Corporation. His primary research interests are disability policy, health economics, labor economics, and the economics of insurance. His current research uses administrative data from Chile to estimate how sickness insurance claiming behavior responds to the threat of claim rejections and whether these behavioral responses differ across health conditions. He is also studying the post-injury job transitions of workers' compensation claimants in order to learn how health contributes to labor productivity. Dworsky received his Ph.D. in economics from Stanford University.