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During the 2016-2017 academic year, I am visiting the Department of Economics at the University College London (UCL).
My research interests span Health, Labor and Development Economics.
I earned my Ph.D. and M.A. in Economics from Princeton University.
Email: sbarcell "at sign" usc.edu

Publications

"Knowledge as Predictor of Insurance Coverage under the Affordable Care Act." (With Maximiliane Hoerl, Amelie Wuppermann, Katherine Grace Carman, Sebastian Bauhoff, and Joachim Winter). Forthcoming, Medical Care.

"Financial Education Interventions Targeting Immigrants and Children of Immigrants: Results from a Randomized Control Trial." (With James P. Smith, Leandro Carvalho and Joanne Yoong) Journal of Consumer Affairs 2016, 50(2): 263-285.
WP version.


"The Effects of Medicare on Medical Expenditure Risk and Financial Strain." (With Mireille Jacobson) American Economic Journal: Economic Policy 2015, 7(4): 41-70.

"Preparedness of Americans for the Affordable Care Act." (Lead author, with Amelie Wuppermann, Katherine Grace Carman, Sebastian Bauhoff, Daniel McFadden, Arie Kapteyn, Joachim Winter, and Dana P. Goldman) Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) 2014, 111(15): 5497-5502.
                  Media Coverage (March 2014): LA Times, The Atlantic, Al Jazeera America, Annenberg Radio, Examiner, Health Day, Scientific American.

"Child Gender and Parental Investments in India: Are Boys and Girls Treated Differently?" (With Leandro Carvalho and Adriana Lleras-Muney) NBER working paper #17781 and American Economic Journal: Applied Economics 2014, 6(1): 157-189. 
                   Media Coverage (February 2012): Freakonomics blog.

"Undiagnosed Disease, Especially Diabetes, Casts Doubt on Some of Reported Health 'Advantage' of Recent Mexican Immigrants." (With Dana P. Goldman and James P. Smith) Health Affairs 2012, 31(12): 2727-2737.
                    Media Coverage (December 2012): Examiner, KPCC, LA Times, VOXXI, World Biomedial Frontiers.

"Parental Investments in India: Are Boys and Girls Treated Differently?" (With Leandro Carvalho and Adriana Lleras-Muney) CMPO Research in Public Policy, issue 12, Summer 2011 (Short Paper).

"Taxation and the Organizational Form of Professional Services in Brazil." (With Juliano Assuncao and Rogerio Werneck) (in Portuguese). Pesquisa e Planejamento Economico 2006, 36(2): 343-364.
                    Media Coverage (April 2005): Valor Economico.
            
Working Papers


"Distributional Effects of Education on Health" (With Leandro Carvalho and Patrick Turley).

"Underbanked Status and Use of Alternative Financial Services among Minority Populations." (With Gema Zamarro).
(Under Review)

                    Media and Policy Coverage (November 2014): The Economist, The White House Council of Economic Advisers.


Research in Progress

"Does Medicare Enhance the Productive Lives of the Elderly?" (With Mireille Jacobson).

"Genetic Heterogeneity on the Health Returns to Education" (With Leandro Carvalho and Patrick Turley).

"Complexity Avoidance and Health Insurance Choice." (With Erin Trish).

"Economic Determinants of Low Birth Weight and Infant Mortality in Brazil." (With James P. Smith).


Other


"Barriers to Immigrant Use of Financial Services: The Role of Language Skills, U.S. Experience, and Return Migration Expectations." (With James P. Smith, Leandro Carvalho and Joanne Yoong) RAND Working Paper WR-923-SSA.

TEDxMidAtlantic, Washington DC, October 26th, 2012. Video.

USC Immigrant Health Initiative, Los Angeles, February 27th, 2013.



Contact information:

Silvia Helena Barcellos
University of Southern California
635 Downey Way
Los Angeles, CA 90089-3332
Phone: (213) 821-2732