Department of Economics
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Williamstown, MA 01267
NBER Program Affiliations:
NBER Affiliation: Research Associate
Institutional Affiliation: Williams College
NBER Working Papers and Publications
|November 2019||The Impact of Expanding Public Health Insurance on Safety Net Program Participation: Evidence from the ACA Medicaid Expansion|
with Lucie Schmidt, Lara Shore-Sheppard: w26504
|August 2019||The Impact of the ACA Medicaid Expansion on Disability Program Applications|
with Lucie Schmidt, Lara Shore-Sheppard: w26192
|February 2017||Measuring Loan Outcomes at Postsecondary Institutions: Cohort Repayment Rates as an Indicator of Student Success and Institutional Accountability|
with Tiffany Chou, Adam Looney: w23118
|November 2013||Enforcement and Immigrant Location Choice|
|October 2013||The Effect of Safety Net Programs on Food Insecurity|
with Lucie Schmidt, Lara Shore-Sheppard: w19558
Published: Lucie Schmidt & Lara Shore-Sheppard & Tara Watson, 2016. "The Effect of Safety-Net Programs on Food Insecurity," Journal of Human Resources, University of Wisconsin Press, vol. 51(3), pages 589-614. citation courtesy of
|August 2010||Inside the Refrigerator: Immigration Enforcement and Chilling Effects in Medicaid Participation|
Watson, Tara, Forthcoming. "Inside the Refrigerator: Immigration Enforcement and Chilling in Immigrant Medicaid Participation.” American Economic Journal: Economic Policy. (Earlier draft: National Bureau of Economic Research Working Paper 16278.) citation courtesy of
|April 2009||Inequality and the Measurement of Residential Segregation by Income In American Neighborhoods|
Published: Tara Watson, 2009.
"Inequality And The Measurement Of Residential Segregation By Income In American Neighborhoods,"
Review of Income and Wealth,
Blackwell Publishing, vol. 55(3), pages 820-844, 09.
citation courtesy of
|March 2009||Marriage Meets the Joneses: Relative Income, Identity, and Marital Status|
with Sara McLanahan: w14773
Published: Tara Watson & Sara McLanahan, 2011. "Marriage Meets the Joneses: Relative Income, Identity, and Marital Status," Journal of Human Resources, University of Wisconsin Press, vol. 46(3), pages 482-517. citation courtesy of
|June 2008||Minimum Drinking Age Laws and Infant Health Outcomes|
with Angela Fertig: w14118
Published: Fertig, Angela R. & Watson, Tara, 2009.
"Minimum drinking age laws and infant health outcomes,"
Journal of Health Economics,
Elsevier, vol. 28(3), pages 737-747, May.
citation courtesy of