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Jeremy Barofsky

Non-resident Fellow - Governance Studies

Jeremy Barofsky Sc.D., M.A. is a Non-resident Fellow in Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution and a Research Associate at Tulane University’s Commitment to Equity (CEQ) Institute. He received his doctorate from Harvard University’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health in Global Health and Population (Economics) and holds an M.A. in Economics from Boston University.

Barofsky works at the intersection between health and poverty and is also interested in decision-making models to improve wellbeing and human capital formation. During the latter half of 2016, Barofsky has been based at the Africa Health Research Institute located in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa where he and colleagues are implementing a randomized evaluation to shift survival expectations among young adults and encourage future-oriented behavior such as HIV testing and treatment initiation.

Other projects investigate how HIV treatment expansion and malaria control affect economic outcomes in sub-Saharan Africa.  One study explores the labor market impact of Malawi’s antiretroviral therapy program, while another evaluates the schooling gains produced by a historical malaria eradication project in southwestern Uganda.

An additional stream of his research examines the effect of health insurance. He is currently developing methods with CEQ to measure the welfare and economic inequality impact of public insurance in Mexico and Ghana using causal inference. Within U.S. health policy, he has also studied the behavioral determinants of Medicaid enrollment for those eligible but unenrolled to insurance.

His work has been published in journals such as the Journal of Health Economics, The Lancet, and Health Affairs.

Jeremy Barofsky Sc.D., M.A. is a Non-resident Fellow in Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution and a Research Associate at Tulane University’s Commitment to Equity (CEQ) Institute. He received his doctorate from Harvard University’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health in Global Health and Population (Economics) and holds an M.A. in Economics from Boston University.

Barofsky works at the intersection between health and poverty and is also interested in decision-making models to improve wellbeing and human capital formation. During the latter half of 2016, Barofsky has been based at the Africa Health Research Institute located in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa where he and colleagues are implementing a randomized evaluation to shift survival expectations among young adults and encourage future-oriented behavior such as HIV testing and treatment initiation.

Other projects investigate how HIV treatment expansion and malaria control affect economic outcomes in sub-Saharan Africa.  One study explores the labor market impact of Malawi’s antiretroviral therapy program, while another evaluates the schooling gains produced by a historical malaria eradication project in southwestern Uganda.

An additional stream of his research examines the effect of health insurance. He is currently developing methods with CEQ to measure the welfare and economic inequality impact of public insurance in Mexico and Ghana using causal inference. Within U.S. health policy, he has also studied the behavioral determinants of Medicaid enrollment for those eligible but unenrolled to insurance.

His work has been published in journals such as the Journal of Health Economics, The Lancet, and Health Affairs.

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