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Abraham Asfaw

Postdoctoral Fellow
303 Richardson Hall


Ph.D. Northern Illinois University


I am a postdoctoral fellow at the department of Economics and the Murphy Institute at Tulane University. I graduated with a Ph.D in Economics from Northern Illinois University in 2017. I am an applied microeconomist specializing in topics at the intersection of Health Economics, Applied Econometrics and Labor Economics. My research uses innovative applied econometrics methods to explore issues including the moral hazard, risk protection and cost-saving effects of Medicare Part D. Together with my coauthors, I also examined the effect of PDMP (Prescription Drug Monitoring Program) on infant health. So far, my works have appeared at World Development, Applied Economics and Applied Economics letter journals. Recently, I am working on the effect of patient cost-sharing on opioid drug use. Currently, I am on the Job Market and will be available for interview in Atlanta between January 4-6, 2019. 


Research interests: health economics, labor economics, development economics, applied econometrics