James Henry Marton

updated: 1/23/2019

Contact Information

Economics Department
Andrew Young School of Policy Studies
Georgia State University
P.O. Box 3992
Atlanta, GA 30302-3992
(postal mail address)
Economics Department
Andrew Young School of Policy Studies
Georgia State University
14 Marietta Street, NW
Atlanta, GA 30303-2813
(in person address)

Email: marton@gsu.edu
Web: http://aysps.gsu.edu/profile/james-marton/
Phone: 404-413-0256    
Fax: 404-413-0145

Education

Ph.D., Economics, Washington University, May 2002.
M.A., Economics, Washington University, December 1997.
B.A., Mathematics, St. Louis University, May 1996.

Dissertation

“The Market for Employer-Provided Health Insurance in the U.S.”
        Committee: Prof. Marcus Berliant (chair), Prof. Lee Benham, Prof. Bart Hamilton

Publications
(* denotes graduate student coauthor)

(32)  Courtemanche, Charles, James Marton, Benjamin Ukert, Aaron Yelowitz, Daniela Zapata, and Ishtiaque Fazlul*. (2019). The Three Year Impact of the Affordable Care Act on Disparities in Insurance Coverage. Health Services Research, 54(S1): 307-316.

(31) Courtemanche, Charles, James Marton, Benjamin Ukert, Aaron Yelowitz, and Daniela Zapata. (2019). Effects of the Affordable Care Act on Health Behaviors after Three Years. Eastern Economics Journal, 45(1), 7-33.

(30) Courtemanche, Charles, James Marton, Benjamin Ukert, Aaron Yelowitz, and Daniela Zapata. (2018b). Effects of the Affordable Care Act on Health Care Access and Self-Assessed Health after Three Years. Inquiry, 55, 1-10.

(29) Courtemanche, Charles, James Marton, Benjamin Ukert, Aaron Yelowitz, and Daniela Zapata. (2018a). Early Effects of the Affordable Care Act on Health Care Access, Risky Health Behaviors, and Self-Assessed Health. Southern Economic Journal, 84(3), 660–691.

(28) Marton, James, Aaron Yelowitz, and Jeffery Talbert. (2017). Medicaid Program Choice, Inertia and Adverse Selection. Journal of Health Economics, 56, 292-316.

(27) Snyder, Angela, James Marton, Bo Feng*, Susan McLaren, and Mei Zhou. (2017). Do High Fidelity Wraparound Services Save Money in the Long Run? Journal of Mental Health Policy and Economics, 20, 167-175.

(26) Palmer, Makayla*, James Marton, Aaron Yelowitz, Jeffery Talbert. (2017). Medicaid Managed Care and the Health Care Utilization of Foster Children, Inquiry, 54, 1-9.


(25) Charles Courtemanche, James Marton, Benjamin Ukert*, Aaron Yelowitz, Daniela Zapata. (2017). Impacts of the Affordable Care Act on Health Insurance Coverage in Medicaid Expansion and Non-Expansion States, Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 36(1), 178-210.

(24) Marton, James, Aaron Yelowitz., Meredith Shores*, Jeffery Talbert. (2016). Does Medicaid Managed Care Help Equalize Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Utilization? Health Services Research, 51(3), 872-891.


(23) Marton, James, Angela B. Snyder, Mei Zhou. (2016). Enhanced Citizenship Verification and Children's Medicaid Coverage. Economic Inquiry,
54(3), 1670–1683.


(22) Courtemanche, Charles, James Marton, Aaron Yelowitz. (2016). Who Gained Insurance Coverage in 2014, the First Year of Full ACA Implementation? Health Economics, 25, 778–784.


(21) Marton, James, Aaron Yelowitz. (2015). Health Insurance Generosity and Conditional Coverage: Evidence from Medicaid Managed Care in Kentucky. Southern Economic Journal, 82(2), 535-555.

 

(20) Marton, James, Jaesang Sung*, Peggy Honore. (2015). Does More Public Health Spending Lead to Better Health Outcomes? Health Services Research & Managerial Epidemiology, 2, 1-9.

 

(19) Marton, James, Patricia Ketsche, Angela B. Snyder, E. Kathleen Adams, Mei Zhou. (2015). Estimating Premium Sensitivity for Public Health Insurance Coverage: Selection but No Death Spiral. Health Services Research, 50(2), 579-598.

 

(18) Mishra, Abhay, Patricia Ketsche, James Marton, Angela B. Snyder, Susan McLaren. (2014). Examining the Potential of Information Technology to Improve Public Insurance Application Processes: Enrollee Assessments from a Concurrent Mixed Method Analysis. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, 21(6), 1045-1052.

 

(17) Marton, James, Aaron Yelowitz, Jeffery Talbert (2014). A Tale of Two Cities? The Heterogeneous Impact of Medicaid Managed Care. Journal of Health Economics, 36, 47-68.

 

(16) Castaneda, Marco, James Marton (2013). Employer Provided Health Insurance and the Adverse Selection Problem. Public Finance Review, 41(1), 3-36.

 

(15) Marton, James, Stephen A. Woodbury. (2013). Retiree Health Benefits as Deferred Compensation: Evidence from the Health and Retirement Study. Public Finance Review, 41(1), 64-91.

 

(14) Marton, James, Genevieve Kenney, Jennifer Pelletier, Jeffery Talbert (2012). The Effects of Medicaid Policy Changes on Adults' Service Use Patterns in Kentucky and Idaho. Medicare and Medicaid Research Review, 2(4), E1-E22.

 

(13) Kenney, Genevieve, James Marton, Ariel Klein, Jennifer Pelletier, Jeffery Talbert (2011). The Effects of Medicaid and CHIP Policy Changes on Receipt of Preventive Care among Children in Kentucky and Idaho. Health Services Research, 46(1), 298-318.

 

(12) Marton, James, Cynthia S. Searcy, Jennifer Ghandhi*. (2010). Disparate Effects of CHIP Premiums on Disenrollment for Minorities, in Current Issues in Health Economics, Volume 290, D. Slottje and R. Tchernis (editors), United Kingdom: Emerald Group.

 

(11) Marton, James, Patricia Ketsche. (2010). Funding Trauma Care in Georgia. Journal of the Medical Association of Georgia, 99(4), 19-20.

 

(10) Marton, James, Jeffery Talbert (2010). SCHIP Premiums, Health Status, and the Insurance Coverage of Children. Inquiry, 47(3), 199-214.

 

(9) Marton, James, Patricia Ketsche, Mei Zhou. (2010). SCHIP Premiums, Enrollment, and Expenditures: A Two State, Competing Hazard Analysis. Health Economics, 19(7), 772-791.

 

(8) Castaneda, Marco, James Marton. (2008). A Model of Commodity Differentiation with Indivisibilities and Production. Economic Theory, 34(1), 85-106.

 

(7) Hamilton, Barton, James Marton. (2008). Employee Choice of Flexible Spending Account Participation and Health Plan. Health Economics, 17(7), 793-813.

 

(6) Kenney, Genevieve, James Marton, Joshua McFeeters, Julia Costich. (2007). Assessing Potential Enrollment and Budgetary Effects of SCHIP Premiums: Findings from Arizona and Kentucky. Health Services Research, 42(6p2), 2354–2372.

 

(5) Marton, James, Stephen A. Woodbury. (2007). Responses to Declining Retiree Health Benefit Coverage, in Government Spending and the Elderly, D.B. Papadimitriou (editor), New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

 

(4) Kenney, Genevieve, Robert A. Allison, Julia Costich, James Marton, Joshua McFeeters. (2007). The Effects of Premium Increases on Enrollment in SCHIP Programs: Findings from Three States. Inquiry, 43(4), 378-392.

 

(3) Marton, James. (2007). The Impact of the Introduction of Premiums into a SCHIP Program. Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 26(2), 261-279.

 

(2) Marton, James, David E. Wildasin. (2007). Medicaid Expenditures and State Budgets: Past, Present and Future. National Tax Journal, 60(2), 279-304.

 

(1) Marton, James, David E. Wildasin. (2007). State Government Cash and In-Kind Benefits: Intergovernmental Fiscal Transfers and Cross-Program Substitution. Journal of Urban Economics, 61(1), 1-20.

Papers Submitted

(1) Sung, Jaesang, Qihua Qiu , and James Marton. Inequality and Health: A New Approach to Measure Income Inequality.

Working Papers

(1) The Impact of the Food Stamp Program on Mortality (with C. Courtemanche, C. Gregory, and J. Jones*)

(2) Group Prenatal Care and Emergency Room Utilization (with E. Heberlein, J. Smith, A. Crockett, and S. Covington-Kolb)

Works in Progress


(1) Medicaid Managed Care and the Behavioral Health of Foster Children
(with M. Palmer*,
A. DiGirolamo, A. Snyder, S. McLaren, J. Smith, J. Sung*, M. Zhou)

(2) Does the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Reduce Medicaid Expenditures? (with C. Courtemanche and J. Jones)


(3) Does the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Save Lives? (with C. Courtemanche and J. Jones*)


(4) Impacts of the Affordable Care Act on Health Care Utilization (with C. Courtemanche, A. Yelowitz, B. Ukert, and P. Ozluk*)


(5) The Impact of Network Size on Health Care Utilization, Spending, and Outcomes (with A. Yelowitz)

(6) The Long Run Effects of Early Life Medicaid Managed Care Exposure (with A. Yelowitz)


(7) The Influence of Payer Mix on Hospital Technology Adoption and Utilization: An Application to Breast Cancer Screening (with I. McCarthy and A. Yelowitz)

Teaching and Research Interests

Health Economics, Public Economics, Applied Microeconomics

Professional Experience

July 2007 - present:
Associate Professor
Economics Department
Andrew Young School of Policy Studies
Georgia State University
Courses taught: Intermediate Micro, Health Economics, Public Economics, Global Economics
faculty affiliate of the Georgia Health Policy Center, Partnership for Urban Health Research, and the W.J. Usery Workplace Research Group

July 2006 - June 2007:
Post-Doctoral Research Associate in Public Policy
Taubman Center for Public Policy
Brown University
Courses taught: Statistics, Health Economics

July 2002 - June 2007:
Assistant Professor
Martin School of Public Policy and Administration 
University of Kentucky 
Courses taught: Quantitative Methods of Research, Health Economics, Public Economics
joint appointment in Pharmacy,  faculty affiliate of the U.K. Center for Poverty Research (UKCPR) and the Institute for Federalism and Intergovernmental Relations (IFIR)


Conference Participation and Attendance / Invited Presentations (2014-2018)


2018:
Eastern Economics Association Annual Meeting
Southeastern Health Economics Study Group
7th Conference of the American Society for Health Economists (ASHE)
Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM) Research Conference

2017:
Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM) Research Conference

2016:
Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM) Research Conference
American Economic Association (AEA) Annual Meeting

6th Conference of the American Society for Health Economists (ASHE)
 
2015:

Atlanta Health Economics Research Day
Southern Economic Association Annual Meeting

Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM) Research Conference

Annual Health Economics Conference (AHEC)
Southeastern Health Economics Study Group


2014:

Southern Economic Association Annual Meeting

Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM) Research Conference

Annual Health Economics Conference (AHEC)
Southeastern Health Economics Study Group

University of Kentucky

5th Conference of the American Society for Health Economists (ASHE)

Academy Health Annual Research Meeting


External Funding


Internal Funding Received


Graduate Student Supervision at Georgia State University
Recent Graduate Student Supervision at Other Universities
University Service - current