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Joseph Doyle, MIT Sloan

Curriculum Vitae



Published Papers

Economics of Child Protection: Maltreatment, Foster Care & Intimate-Partner Violence. (with Anna Aizer). Annual Review of Economics. Forthcoming.

Birth Order and Delinquency: Evidence from Denmark and Florida (with Sanni Breining, David Figlio, Krzysztof Karbownik, and Je¤rey Roth). Journal of Labor Economics forthcoming.

Evaluating Measures of Hospital Quality (with John Graves and Jonathan Gruber). Review of Economics and Statistics forthcoming. Appendix

Uncovering Waste in US Healthcare (with John Graves and Jonathan Gruber). Journal of Health Economics 54. 2017:25-39.

Juvenile Incarceration, Human Capital and Future Crime: Evidence from Randomly-assigned Judges (with Anna Aizer). Quarterly Journal of Economics 130(2). 2015: 759-803.

        Winner of the 2014 National Council on Crime and Delinquency Baird Award for Outstanding Applied Research

Measuring Returns to Hospital Care: Evidence from Ambulance Referral Patterns (with John Graves, Jonathan Gruber, and Samuel Kleiner) Journal of Political Economy. 123(1) February 2015: 170-214.

Economics of Child Wellbeing (with Anna Aizer). In Ben-Arieh, Asher, Casas, Ferran, Frones, Ivar. and Korbin, Jill E. (Eds.) 2013 Handbook of Child Well-Being. Theories, Methods and Policies in Global Perspective . Dorcrecht: Springer.

Causal Effects of Foster Care: An Instrumental-Variables Approach Children and youth Services Review 3(7). 2013: 1143-1151.


After Midnight: A Regression Discontinuity Design in Length of Postpartum Hospital Stays (with Doug Almond) American Economic Journal: Economic Policy. 3(3). August 2011: 1-34. Online Appendix: OLS vs. 2SLS Comment on Schlockermann 2018 "Why Does Midnight Matter?"

Returns to Local-Area Healthcare Spending: Using Health Shocks to Patients Far From Home American Economic Journal: Applied Economics. 3(3). July 2011: 221-243. Appendix


Returns to Physician Human Capital: Evidence from Patients Randomized to Physician Teams (with Todd Wagner & Steven Ewer) Journal of Health Economics 29(6). December 2010: 866-882.

        Winner of the 2011 KPMG Prize for the "Best Publication of the Year in Health Economics"

Estimating Marginal Returns to Medical Care: Evidence from Care for At-Risk Newborns (with Doug Almond, Amanda Kowalski and Heidi Williams) Quarterly Journal of Economics. 125(2). May 2010: 591-634. Reply to Barreca, Guldi, Lindo, and Waddell

        Winner of the 2010 HCUP Outstanding Article of the Year Award
        Winner of the 2011 Garfield Economic Impact Award

Evaluating the Effectiveness of Child Safety Seats and Seat Belts in Protecting Children from Injury (Joint with Steven D. Levitt). Economic Inquiry. 48(3). July 2010: 521-536.


Edgeworth Cycles Revisited (with Erich Muehlegger & Krislert Samphantharak) Energy Economics. 32(3). May 2010: 651-660.


Child Protection and Adult Crime: Using Investigator Assignment to Estimate Causal Effects of Foster Care Journal of Political Economy. 116(4). August 2008: 746-770. Working Paper Version

$2.00 Gas! Studying the Effects of a Gas Tax Moratorium (file with main tables included) Journal of Public Economics 92(3-4). April 2008: 869-884. (Joint with Krislert Samphantharak)


Child Protection and Child Outcomes: Measuring the Effects of Foster Care American Economic Review 97(5). December 2007: 1583-1610. Supplementary Appendix

The Market for Foster Care:  An Empirical Study of the Impact of Foster Care Subsidies (Joint with H. Elizabeth Peters).  Review of Economics of the Household 5(4). December 2007: 329-351.


Can’t Buy Me Love?  Subsidizing the Care of Related Children.  Journal of Public Economics 91. February 2007: 281-304.


Health Insurance, Treatment and Outcomes: Using Automobile Accidents as Health Shocks Review of Economics and Statistics, May 2005, 87(2): 256-270. NBER Working paper version




Working Papers

Physician Characteristics and Patient Survival: Evidence from Physician Availability February 2018.


Randomized Evaluations

Clinical Decision Support for Radiology Imaging (with Sarah Abraham, Laura Feeney, Amy Finkelstein, and Sarah Reimer). Intervention start date: 2016

Health Care Hotspotting (with Jeffrey Brenner, Amy Finkelstein, Sarah Taubman, and Annetta Zhou. Intervention start date: 2014.