Michael Geruso
RWJ Fellow, Harvard U
Asst. Prof. of Economics, U Texas at Austin

Contact Information
Harvard University
1730 Cambridge Street, S409
Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone: (617) 496-6219

Research Interests
US Health and Healthcare,
Public Finance,
Economic Demography

Mike Geruso

Research CV Teaching Record

Harvard University

Working Papers and Ongoing Research

"Grading Risk-Adjusted Health Plan Payments: Fit, Power and Balance" (with Thomas McGuire)

"Does Privatized Medicare Benefit Patients or Producers? Evidence from the Benefits Improvement and Protection Act" (with Marika Cabral and Neale Mahoney)

"Risk Selection, Risk Adjustment, and Manipulable Medical Coding: Evidence from Medicare" (with Timothy Layton)

"Sanitation and Health Externalities: Evidence from the Muslim Mortality Paradox" (with Dean Spears)

"Selection in Employer Health Plans: Homogeneous Prices and Heterogeneous Preferences"

"The Impact of Education on Fertility: Quasi-Experimental Evidence from the UK" (with Damon Clark and Heather Royer)


"Insurance Fraud in the Workplace? Evidence from a Dependent Verification Program" forthcoming in The Journal of Risk and Insurance, (with Harvey Rosen)

"Racial Disparities in Life Expectancy: How Much Can the Standard SES Variables Explain?" Demography, Springer, vol. 49(2), pages 553-574. 2012.

Shorter Papers

"The Many Definitions of Social Security Privatization," The Economists' Voice: Vol. 3: No. 4, 2006. Reprinted in The Economists' Voice: Top Economists Take On Today's Problems. Eds. Joseph Stiglitz, Aaron Edlin, and J. Bradford DeLong. Columbia University Press, 2007. (with Don Fullerton)