Eric French

Professor Eric French

Co-Director, CPP


PhD in Economics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1999
MS in Economics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1997
BA in Economics, High Honors with Distinction, University of California-Berkeley, 1992

ORCID: 0000-0002-1029-3738

Eric is Professor of Economics at University College London, Co-Director of the Centre for the Microeconomic Analysis of Public Policy (CPP) and a Fellow at the Centre for Economic Policy Research.  His primary research interests are labor, public finance, health, and applied econometrics. French's research has been published in Econometrica, the Review of Economic Studies, Review of Economics and Statistics, the Journal of Labor Economics, Journal of Applied Econometrics, American Economic Review, Journal of Political Economy, Handbook of Labor Economics, Handbook of the Economics of Population Aging, Annual Reviews, American Economic Journal: Policy, and Journal of Human Resources.  Previously he was a senior economist and research advisor on the microeconomics team in the economic research department at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.  He also taught at the Department of Economics and the Business School at Northwestern University. 

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Who Receives Medicaid in Old Age? Rules and Reality

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Medicaid is a government programme that also provides health insurance to the elderly who have few assets and either low income or catastrophic health care expenses. We ask how the Medicaid rules map into the reality of Medicaid recipiency, and we ask what other observable characteristics are important to determine who ends up on Medicaid.

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