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Katherine Carman completed her Ph.D. in Economics at Stanford in 2003. Her primary research interests are in the fields of public economics and health economics. Her dissertation examined the role of social influences on charitable contributions using detailed data from a workplace giving campaign; and the adequacy of life insurance holdings. Her current research examines whether physical education requirements help to prevent childhood obesity. Other current research projects include measuring the financial impact of changes in marital status, and understanding the relationship between student performance, teacher quality, incentives, and teacher certification.
Curriculum Vitae Download (PDF format), last modified 11/15/04.
Abstracts of Past and Current Research Download (PDF format), last modified 11/15/04.
Job Market Paper • "Social Influences and the Private Provision of Public Goods: Evidence from Charitable Contributions in the Workplace" October, 2004
Recent Publications

"Are Life Insurance Holdings Related to Financial Vulnerabilities?" with B. Douglas Bernheim, Jagadeesh Gokhale, Laurence J. Kotlikoff, Economic Inquiry, Vol. 41, No. 4, October, 2003, pp. 531-554.

Working Papers

"Social Influences and the Designation of Charitable Contributions: Evidence from the Workplace" November, 2004.

"The Impact on Consumption and Savings of Current and Future Fiscal Policies" with Jagadeesh Gokhale, Laurence J. Kotlikoff, NBER Working Paper No. 10085, November, 2003.

Contact Information E-Mail: kcarman@rwj.harvard.edu
Phone: 617-495-5365
Fax: 617-496-1636