Matthew J. Notowidigdo studies labor economics, public finance, and health economics. His dissertation studies the economics of local labor markets, focusing on how social insurance and housing prices affect the incentives to migrate following local labor demand shocks. His recent work explores on how employers evaluate workers with long unemployment spells. His recent papers include “Peer Effects in the Workplace: Evidence from Random Groupings in Professional Golf Tournaments” (written jointly with Jon Guryan and Kory Kroft) was published in the American Economic Journal: Applied Economics in 2009 and his paper “Health Insurance and the Consumer Bankruptcy Decision: Evidence from Medicaid” (written jointly with Tal Gross) was published in the Journal of Public Economics in 2011.
Outside of academia, Notowidigdo has corporate experience as an associate at Lehman Brothers in the Fixed Income Division, and he has consulted for several professional sports teams on ticket pricing. Within academia he has teaching experience at both the undergraduate and graduate level, and he was honored with the distinction of the Carleton E. Tucker Award for Teaching Excellence in 2004.
Notowidigdo studied at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology before joining Chicago Booth in 2010. He holds a BS in economics, a BS in computer engineering, a MEng in computer science, and a PhD in economics. He is currently a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economics Research.
2013 - 2014 Course Schedule
Sports economics, music, golf.
Labor economics, public finance, health economics.
With Amy Finkelstein and Erzo Luttmer, “What Good is Wealth Without Health? The Effect of Health on the Marginal Utility of Consumption,” Journal of the European Economic Association (forthcoming).
With Daron Acemoglu and Amy Finkelstein, “Income and Health Spending: Evidence from Oil Price Shocks,” Review of Economics and Statistics (forthcoming).
With Tal Gross, “Health Insurance and the Consumer Bankruptcy Decision: Evidence from Medicaid,” Journal of Public Economics (2011).
With Jon Guryan and Kory Kroft, “Peer Effects in the Workplace: Evidence from Random Groupings in Professional Golf Tournaments,” American Economic Journal: Applied Economics (2009).
With Amy Finkelstein and Erzo Luttmer, “Approaches to Estimating the Health State Dependence of the Utility Function,” American Economic Review, Papers and Proceedings (2009).