Jayanta Bhattacharya


I have published empirical economics and health services research on the elderly, adolescents, HIV/AIDS and managed care. Most recently, I have been working on the labor market consequences of the obesity epidemic. I have researched the regulation of the viatical-settlements market (a secondary life-insurance market that often targets HIV patients) and summer/winter differences in nutritional outcomes for low-income American families. I am working on a project examining the labor-market conditions that help determine why some U.S. employers do not provide health insurance.