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David Zimmer

 

 

·        Contact information

·        Publications

·        Works in progress (some downloadable)

·        Teaching

·        Other stuff

·        Vita [ pdf ]

·        Profile on Google Scholar [ link ]

 

 [webpage updated 7/2014]

 

 

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Contact Information

 

            Western Kentucky University

            Department of Economics

            Bowling Green, KY 42101

            Email: david.zimmer[at sign]wku.edu

 

 

 

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Publications

 

BOOK

·         Copula Modeling: An Introduction for Practitioners.

Now Publishers, 2007, Hanover, MA. (with P.K. Trivedi)

 

 

JOURNAL ARTICLES

 

·         “Analyzing Comovements in Housing Prices using Vine Copulas.”

Economic Inquiry, forthcoming.

 

·         “Asymmetric Dependence in Housing Prices: Evidence from U.S. and International Data.”

Empirical Economics, forthcoming.

 

·         “Time-Varying Correlation in Housing Prices.”

Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, forthcoming.

 

·         The Relationship between Student Transfers and District Academic Performance: Accounting for Feedback Effects.

Education Finance and Policy, forthcoming. (with D. Welsch)

 

·         “The Effect of Medicare Part D on Prescription Drug Composition Demand.”

Journal of Economic Studies, forthcoming.

 

·         Cost-offsets of Prescription Drug Expenditures: Data Analysis via a Copula-based Bivariate Dynamic Hurdle Model.”

Health Economics, forthcoming. (with P. Deb and P. Trivedi)

[Previously circulated as NBER Working Paper #15191]

 

·         Employment Effects of Health Shocks: The Role of Fringe Benefits.”

Bulletin of Economic Research, forthcoming.

 

·         Intertemporal Persistence in Health Care Spending and Utilization: The Role of Insurance.”

Journal of Applied Statistics, forthcoming.

 

·         “Does COBRA's Retroactive Coverage Feature Encourage Delayed Enrollment?”

Contemporary Economic Policy, 2013, 31, 135-144.

 

·         “Analysis of Mixed Outcomes in Econometrics: Applications in Health Economics.”

In Analysis of Mixed Data: Methods and Applications,

Edited by A.R. de Leon and K.C. Chough, 2013, pp. 157-172. CRC Press: New York.

 

·         “The Role of Copulas in the Housing Crisis.”

Review of Economics and Statistics, 2012, 94, 607-620.

 

·         “Do Student Migrations Affect School Performance? Evidence from Wisconsin’s Inter-District Public School Program.”

Economics of Education Review, 2012, 31, 195-207. (with D. Welsch)

 

·         The Relationship between Medicare Supplemental Insurance and Health Care Spending: Selection Across Multiple Dimensions.”

Eastern Economic Journal, 2012, 38, 118-133.

 

·         “Child Asthma and Maternal Labor Supply.”

Journal of Economics, 2012, 38, 49-63. (with C. Strow)

 

·         “The Dependence Structure of Income Distribution.”

Applied Economics, 2012, 44, 3573-3583. (with Y. Kim)

 

·         The Effects of the State Children’s Health Insurance Program on Insurance Status and Health Care Utilization of Children.”

Journal of Family and Economic Issues, 2011, 32, 373-383.

 

·         “Medical Savings Accounts and Preventative Health Care Utilization.”

Journal of Economics and Management, 2011, 7, 1-22. (with J. Cress)

 

·         “State Dependence Among the Uninsured: Accounting for Feedback to Health and Employment.”

Forum for Health Economics & Policy, 2010, 13: 2 (Health Economics), Article 4.

 

·         “The Effect of Double Coverage on Health Care Utilization of Children.”

Applied Economics, 2010, 42, 3105-3117.

 

·         “Health Insurance and Health Care Demand Among the Self-Employed.”

Journal of Labor Research, 2010, 31, 1-19.

 

·         “The Role of Health Insurance in Labor Supply Decisions of Divorced Females.”

Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, 2010, 50, 121-131.

 

·         “The Effect of Health and Poverty on Early Childhood Cognitive Development.”

Atlantic Economic Journal, 2010, 38, 37-49. (with D. Welsch)

 

·         “Racial Differences in Health Care Utilization: Analysis by Intensity of Demand.”

Contemporary Economic Policy, 2009, 27, 475-490. (with X. Zheng)

 

·         “Pitfalls in Modeling Dependence Structures: Explorations with Copulas.”

In The Methodology and Practice of Econometrics: A Festschrift in Honour of David F. Hendry,

Edited by J.L. Castle and N. Shephard, 2009, pp. 149-172. Oxford University Press: New York. (with P.K. Trivedi)

 

·         “Modeling Bivariate Count Distributions with Finite Mixture Models: Application to Health Care Demand of Married Couples.”

Applied Economics, 2009, 1-7. (with X. Zheng)

 

·         “Insurance Arrangements Among Married Couples: Analysis of Benefit Substitution and Compensating Differentials.”

Journal of Family and Economic Issues, 2009, 30, 428-439.

 

·         “After-School Supervision and Children's Cognitive Achievement.”

The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy, 2008, 8, (Topics), Article 49. (with D. Welsch)

 

·         “Farmers’ Health Insurance and Access to Health Care.”

American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 2008, 90, 267-279. (with X. Zheng)

 

·         “The Effect of the Consolidated Omnibus Reconciliation Act of 1985 on Health Care Utilization of Employment Separators.”

The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy, 2008, 8, (Contributions), Article 2.

 

·         “Asymmetric Effects of Marital Separation on Health Insurance Among Men and Women.”

Contemporary Economic Policy, 2007, 25, 92-106.

 

·         “Child Health and Maternal Work Activity: The Role of Unobserved Heterogeneity.”

Eastern Economic Journal, 2007, 33, 43-64.

 

·         “Using Trivariate Copulas to Model Sample Selection and Treatment Effects: Application to Family Health Care Demand.”

Journal of Business and Economic Statistics, 2006, 24, 63-76. (with P.K. Trivedi)

 

·         “The Effect of Managed Care on Use of Healthcare Services: Results from Two Contemporary Household Surveys.”

Health Economics, 2006, 15, 743-760. (with P. Deb, C. Li, and P.K. Trivedi)

 

·         “The Effect of Switching Private Insurance Plans on Health Care Utilization.”

The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy, 2006, 5, (Contributions), Article 22. (with F. Liu)

 

·         “Modeling the Differences in Counted Outcomes Using Bivariate Copula Models with Application to Mismeasured Counts.”

Econometrics Journal, 2004, 7, 566-584. (with A.C. Cameron, T. Li, and P.K. Trivedi)

 

 

 

 

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Works in progress

 

·         “Success at the Summer Olympics: How Much Do Economic Factors Explain?” (with P. Trivedi) [download]

 

·         “Does COBRA Reduce the Probability that Job Separators Return to Work?” [download]

 

·         “Pricing and Market Concentration: A New Estimation Strategy” (with M. Doane, L. Froeb, and G. Werden) [download]

 

·         The Dynamic Relationship between Health and Health Insurance in the U.S.” [download]

 

·         Why So Few G-Rated Movies? Distributional Differences Between Consumers and Professional Critics” (with B. Goff and D. Wilson) [download]

 

·         “Inequality in Durations of Insurance Loss Following Employment Disruption.” [download]

 

·         “Crop Price Comovements during Extreme Market Downturns.” [download]

 

·         “Why do Movie Studios Produce R-rated Films?” (with B. Goff and D. Wilson) [download]

 

·         “The Dynamic Relationship between School Size and Academic Performance: An Investigation of Elementary Schools in Wisconsin (with D. Welsch) [download]

 

 

 

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Teaching

 

Spring 2014:

Econ 441 – Managerial Economics

Econ 445 – Health Economics

 

 

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Other stuff

 

 

Software links:

 

statistics

Stata/Mata, R

general purpose programming

Python, Julia

programming text editor

Notepad++

algebra / calculus

Mathematica

writing

LaTeX, LyX