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Melinda Sandler Morrill

 

 

 

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Published and Forthcoming Journal Articles:

 

“Defined Benefit Pension Plan Distribution Decisions by Public Sector Employees” (with Robert Clark and David Vanderweide). Journal of Public Economics (forthcoming, accepted 5/2013).  Accepted manuscript available online 11 June 2013.  Previous version circulated under the title “The Reverse Annuity Puzzle:  The Choice of Lump Sum Distributions among Separating Public Sector Workers.” NBER Working Paper #18488.

 

“Can Simple Informational Nudges Increase Employee Participation in a 401(k) Plan?” (with Robert Clark and Jennifer Maki), Southern Economic Journal, (forthcoming, accepted 2/2013).  NBER Working Paper #19591

 

“Intergenerational Links in Female Labor Force Participation,” (with Thayer Morrill), Labour Economics, (forthcoming, accepted 10/2012), Article in press.

 

“Business Cycles and Divorce:  Evidence from Microdata” (with Judith K. Hellerstein and Ben Zou, (Previous versions circulated under the title “Macroeconomic Conditions and Marital Dissolution”), Economics Letters, Jan 2013, 188: 68-70.  Article in press.  Online Appendix.

 

“The Role of Financial Literacy in Determining Retirement Plans,” (with Robert L. Clark and Steven G. Allen), Economic Inquiry, October 2012, 50: 851-866.  Article in press.  NBER WP 16612.

 

“Booms, Busts, and Divorce,” (with Judith K. Hellerstein), The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy, Vol. 11: Iss. 1 (Contributions), Article 54.  Article in press. 

 

“The Effects of Maternal Employment on the Health of School-Age Children,” Journal of Health Economics, 2011, 30: 240-257.  Article in press.

 

             POPULAR PRESS:

             NC State University, News Release, Matt Shipman, February 16, 2011

             Time Magazine Online, News and Observer

 

“Dads and Daughters:  The Changing Impact of Fathers on Women's Occupational Choices”  (with Judith K. Hellerstein), Journal of Human Resources, (2011), 46(2): 333-372.  Article in press.

 

POPULAR PRESS

NC State University News Release, Matt Shipman, February 23, 2009.

“Well:  More Dads Influence Daughters’ Career Paths,” Tara Parker-Pope, New York Times, Wellness Blog, February 23, 2009.

“Trend:  Daughters Follow Dads’ Footsteps,” Robin Lloyd, LiveScience wire service.

Also appeared on:  Yahoo!  News, Monday March 16, 2009.

“More daughters following dad’s career path,” MSNBC.com, Monday March 16, 2009.

“Like Father, Like Daughter,” Cynthia Graber, Scientific American, 60-Second Science, March 4, 2009.

“Fatherlessness,” Radio Interview, The State of Things, North Carolina Public Radio, June 18, 2009.

Business Week

 

“The Funding Status of Retiree Health Plans in the Public Sector,” (with Robert Clark), Journal of Pension Economics and Finance, 10(2): 291-314.  April, 2011.

Previous Version: NBER WP #16450, Oct 2010.

 

POPULAR PRESS

            Newsweek and Washington Post

 

“Measuring Inappropriate Medical Diagnosis and Treatment in Survey Data:  The Case of ADHD among School-Age Children,” (with William Evans and Steven Parente). Journal of Health Economics, (2010), 29(5): 657-673.  Article in press.

 

             POPULAR PRESS:

             NC State University News Release, Matt Shipman

             Canadian Press, LiveScience, Telegraph UK

             WUNC, Globe and Mail, Globe and Mail (2), WebMD, LA Times, USA Today, Today Show

             Blogs:  AJC, Scientific American, Orlando Sentinel, CNN Blog

 

Books and Papers in Conference Volumes

“Effectiveness of Employer-Provided Financial Information:  Hiring to Retiring,” (with Robert L. Clark and Steven G. Allen), American Economic Review:  Papers & Proceedings 2012, 102(3): 1-6.  Article in press. 

 

“Pension Plan Distributions:  The Importance of Financial Literacy,” with Robert Clark and Steve Allen, in Olivia S. Mitchell and Annamaria Lusardi, eds., Financial Literacy:  Implications for Retirement Security and the Financial Marketplace. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 2011.  Previous version:  Pension Research Council Working Paper No. 2010-27. 

 

“Employer-Provided Retirement Planning Programs,” (with Robert Clark and Steve Allen), in Robert Clark and Olivia Mitchell (eds.), Reorienting Retirement Risk Management, Oxford University Press, October 2010, pp. 36-64.


 

POPULAR PRESS

“Employers Can Assist with Financial Literacy,” Results: Research and Graduate Studies, North Carolina State University, December 2009. 

 

Retiree Health Plans in the Public Sector:  Is There a Funding Crisis?

Robert L. Clark and Melinda Sandler Morrill.  Edward Elgar Publishing, September 2010, ISBN: 978-1848447585. 176 pages.

 

 

Papers Currently Under Review:

 

“The Effect of College Education on Health” (with Abigail Wozniak, Kasey Buckles, Ofer Malamud, and Andreas Hagemann), this version 7/2013. NBER Working Paper 19222, revise and resubmit at the Review of Economics and Statistics. 

Freakonomics Blog: http://www.freakonomics.com/2013/07/16/college-makes-you-healthy/

 

“The Effects of Retiree Health Insurance Plan Characteristics on Retirees’ Choice and Employers’ Costs” (with Robert Clark and David Vanderweide).  This version 2/2014.  NBER Working Paper #19566.  Previous version prepared for the NBER Conference on State and Local Health Plans for Active and Retired Public Employees.  Revise and resubmit at Journal of Health Economics.

 

“Golden Years of Financial Fears?  Decision-making after Retirement Seminars” (with Steven G. Allen, Robert L. Clark, and Jennifer Maki), this version 1/2014.  NBER Working Paper 19231.

 

“What Effects do Macroeconomic Conditions Have on Families’ Time Together?” (with Sabrina Wulff Pabilonia), this version 2/2014 [working paper].

 

“A Joint Test of Structural and Correlation Parameters in Instrumental Variables Regression When Perfect Exogeneity Is Violated” (with Mehmet Caner) This version 1/2013.