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PUBLISHED AND FORTHCOMING PAPERS

Evans, Mary F., Matthew C. Harris, and Lawrence M. Kessler (2022) “The Hazards of Unwinding the Opioid Epidemic: Evidence from Child Maltreatment” American Economic Journal: Economic Policy (forthcoming)

Turner, Kyle, Matthew C. Harris, T. Russell Crook, and Annette L. Ranft (2021) “Too much of a good thing?” An assessment of the effects of competitive and cooperative action repertoires on firm performance” Management Decision 60(1) 123-145

Harris, Matthew C., Lawrence M. Kessler, Matthew N. Murray, and M. Beth Glenn (2020) “Prescription Opioids and Labor Market Pains” Journal of Human Resources 55(4) 1319-1364.   (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 Anatomy of U.S. Sick Leave Schemes: Evidence from Public School Teachers (with Chris Cronin and Nicolas R. Ziebarth) NBER Working Paper 29956

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

Influenza Vaccination and Occupational Social Intensity: Evidence from U.S. Workers (with Yancheng Xiao, Alissa O’Halloran, and Jamison Pike)

Association Between Use of Medications for Opioid Use Disorder in Pregnancy with Childhood Outcomes (with Melinda Buntin, Stephen Patrick, Laura Henkhaus, Bill Dupont, Sarah Henderson, and Pikki Lai)