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PUBLISHED AND FORTHCOMING PAPERS

Prescription Opioids and Labor Market Pains with Lawrence M. Kessler, Matthew N. Murray, and M. Elizabeth Glenn (Forthcoming at Journal of Human Resources)             Featured in New York Times, Yahoo Finance.

Harris, Matthew C., Yinan Liu and Ian McCarthy (2020) “Capacity Constraints and the Provision of Public Services: The Case of Workers at Public Health Clinics” Forthcoming at Health Economics.

Harris, Matthew C. and Lawrence M. Kessler (2019) “Initial Exercise Behavior, Habit, and Persistence” Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 166(1) 688-708

Bruce, Donald J., Elizabeth A. Glass, and Matthew C. Harris (2019) “On the Effectiveness of State Tax and Expenditure Policies to Encourage Entrepreneurship” Journal of Entrepreneurship and Public Policy 8(4) 523-548

Bruce, Donald J., Celeste K. Carruthers, Matthew C. Harris, Matthew N. Murray and  Jinseong Park (2019) “Do In-Kind Grants Stick? The Department of Defense 1033 program and local government spending.” Journal of Urban Economics (112), 111-121.

Harris, Matthew C. (2019) “The Impact of Body Weight on Occupational Mobility and Career Development” International Economic Review60(2), 631-660.

Harris, Matthew C. and Jennifer L. Kohn (2018).  “Reference Health and the Demand for Medical Care.” The Economic Journal  128, 2812-2842.

Harris, Matthew C., Jinseong Park, Donald J. Bruce, and Matthew N. Murray (2017). “Peacekeeping Force: Effects of Providing Tactical Equipment to Local Law Enforcement.” American Economic Journal: Economic Policy  9(3), 291-313.             Featured in Wall Street Journal, the Economist, Public Radio, and other news outlets.

Kim, Bongkyun, Celeste K. Carruthers, and Matthew C. Harris. (2017). “Maternal Stress and Birth Outcomes: Evidence from the 1994 Northridge Earthquake.”  Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization140, 354-373.

Harris, Matthew C. (2017). “Imperfect Information on Physical Activity and Caloric Intake.” Economics and Human Biology  26(1), 112-125

Harris, Matthew C. and Christopher J. Cronin (2017).  “The Effects of Prospective Mate Characteristics on Investment in Health Capital Among Single Women.” Economics and Human Biology 24(2), 164-183.

WORKING PAPERS

The Hazards of Unwinding the Opioid Epidemic: Evidence from Child Maltreatment (with Mary Evans and Larry Kessler) Revisions Requested at American Economic Journal: Economic Policy

Competitive Repertoire Complexity: Governance Antecedents and Performance Outcomes (with Russell Crook, Kyle Turner, and Annette Ranft) Revisions Requested at Management Decisions

Optimal Taxation with dual Atmospheric-Consumption Externalities (with Enda Hargaden)