Research

Refereed Journal Articles

Schmitz, Lauren L., Arianna M. Gard, and Erin B. Ware. (2019). Examining sex differences in pleiotropic effects for depression and smoking using polygenic
and gene-region aggregation techniques. American Journal of Medical Genetics Part B: Neuropsychiatric Genetics, 180B: 448-468.

Schmitz, Lauren L.., Courtney  McCluney, Margaret T. Hicken, and Amanda Sonnega. (2019). Interpreting subjective and objective measures of
job resources: The importance of sociodemographic context. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health, 16(17): 3058

McCluney, Courtney, Lauren L. Schmitz*, Margaret T. Hicken, and Amanda Sonnega. (2018).  Structural racism in the workplace: Does perception matter
for health inequalities? Social Science and Medicine, 199: 106-114.  *Joint first author with Dr. McCluney.

outcomes. Economics of Education Review, 61: 85-97. 
          Schmitz, Lauren L. and Dalton Conley. (2017). Modeling gene-environment interactions with quasi-natural experiments
          Journal of Personality, 85(1): 10-21. 

           Schmitz, Lauren L. (2016). Do working conditions at older ages shape the health gradient? Journal of Health Economics, 50: 183-197.

Behavior Genetics, 46(1): 43-58. 
Working Papers

Schmitz, Lauren L. and David Weir. Genetic and environmental influences on schooling and lifetime earnings. 

Schmitz, L.L. and D. Conley. The impact of late-career job loss and genotype on body mass index. 
Duque, Valentina and Lauren L. Schmitz. The influence of early-life economic shocks on long-term outcomes: Evidence from the U.S. Great Depression.

Ware, Erin B., Lauren L. Schmitz, Jessica Faul, Jennifer A. Smith, Colter Mitchell, Wei Zhao, David Weir, and Sharon L.R. Kardia. Heterogeneity in
polygenic scores for common human traits. 
Work in Progress

"Social determinants of DNA methylation age signatures " (With Morgan Levine, Wei Zhao, Scott Ratliff, Yongmei Liu, and Jennifer Smith)

"Effects of cigarette taxation on smoking-related DNA methylation patterns" (With Patrick Turley, David Cesarini, and Dan Benjamin)

"Racial inequalities in poor birth outcomes: Clarifying the role of precarious work" (With Angela Bruns, Iris Gomez-Lopez, and Maggie Hicken)

"Does genetic selection help explain differences in health across occupations?" (With Amal Harrati) 

"The impact of polygenic risk and cigarette taxation across the life course on smoking behavior" (With Lauren Gaydosh, Erin Ware, Kathy Harris, Sean David,                Colter Mitchell, Jessica Faul, and Dalton Conley) 

Policy Publications

Schmitz, Lauren L., Courtney McCluney, Margaret T. Hicken, and Amanda Sonnega. (2019). Policy Levers May Improve Older Workers’ Perceptions of
their Psychosocial Work Environment. Forthcoming in Fall issue of Generations, 43(3). 

Saad-Lessler, Joelle, Teresa Ghilarducci, and Lauren L. Schmitz. (2012). Are New Yorkers ready for retirement? Trends in plan sponsorship,
participation,and preparedness.  NY: New York City Comptroller’s Office Budget and Policy Bureau.

Ghilarducci, Teresa, Robert Hiltonsmith, and Lauren L. Schmitz. (2012). State guaranteed retirement accounts: A low cost, secure solution
to  America’s retirement crisis. NY: Demos.

Allegretto, Sylvia A., Nari Rhee, Joelle Saad-Lessler, and Lauren L. Schmitz. (2011). California workers' retirement prospects. In Nari Rhee, ed., Meeting
California's Retirement Security Challenge. Berkeley, CA: UC Berkeley Center for Labor Research and Education, pp. 21-41. 

Book Chapters and Reviews

Schmitz, Lauren L. (2018). Review of Closing the Deficit: How Much Will Later Retirement Help Edited by Gary Burtless and Henry J. Aaron. Eastern
Economic Journal44(2): 332-334. 10.1057/eej.2014.55

Schmitz, Lauren L. (2013). Do cultural tax districts buttress revenue growth for arts organizations?  In M. Rushton, ed., Creative Communities: Art Works
in Economic Development. Washington: Brookings Institution Press, pp. 80-96.

Milberg, William and Lauren L. Schmitz. (2011). The business of macro imbalances: Gluts in savings, money and profits. In P. Arestis, ed., Microeconomics,
Macroeconomics and Economic Policy: Essays in Honour of Malcolm Sawyer. London: Palgrave, pp. 72-95. 
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