Michael Geruso
Asst. Prof. of Economics, University of Texas at Austin
and NBER Faculty Research Fellow

Contact Information
Department of Economics
UT Austin
2225 Speedway
BRB 1.116, C3100
Austin, Texas 78712
Office: (512) 475-8704

Research Interests
US Health and Healthcare,
Public Finance,
Economic Demography

Mike Geruso

Research CV Teaching Record

UT Austin

Working Papers and Ongoing Research

"Does Privatized Health Insurance Benefit Patients or Producers? Evidence from Medicare Advantage" (with Marika Cabral and Neale Mahoney)

Tradeoffs in the Design of Health Plan Payment Systems: Fit, Power and Balance" (with Thomas McGuire)

"Risk Selection, Risk Adjustment, and Manipulable Medical Coding: Evidence from Medicare" (with Timothy Layton)

"Sanitation and Health Externalities: Evidence from the Muslim Mortality Paradox" (with Dean Spears)

"Selection in Employer Health Plans: Homogeneous Prices and Heterogeneous Preferences"

"The Impact of Education on Fertility: Quasi-Experimental Evidence from the UK" (with Heather Royer)


"Insurance Fraud in the Workplace? Evidence from a Dependent Verification Program" forthcoming in The Journal of Risk and Insurance, (with Harvey Rosen)

"Racial Disparities in Life Expectancy: How Much Can the Standard SES Variables Explain?" Demography, Springer, vol. 49(2), pages 553-574. 2012.

Shorter Papers

"The Many Definitions of Social Security Privatization," The Economists' Voice: Vol. 3: No. 4, 2006. Reprinted in The Economists' Voice: Top Economists Take On Today's Problems. Eds. Joseph Stiglitz, Aaron Edlin, and J. Bradford DeLong. Columbia University Press, 2007. (with Don Fullerton)