Ilyana Kuziemko

David W. Zalaznick Associate Professor of Business

Finance and Economics

AB, Economics, Harvard, 2000; BA,, Oxford, 2002; Ph.D., Harvard, 2007

Joined CBS in 2012

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Ilyana Kuziemko

Office
602 Uris

Phone
212-854-7209

E-mail
ik2216@columbia.edu

Fax
212-854-9895

Teaching and research interest

Professor Kuziemko came to Columbia Business School in 2012. She received her A.B. in economics from Harvard in 2000, a second BA in mathematics from Oxford in 2002 (where she studied as a Rhodes Scholar) and a Ph.D. in economics From Harvard in 2007. Before coming Columbia, she taught as an assistant professor of economics and public affairs at Princeton from 2007 to 2012. In 2009, she took a public-service leave to serve as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Economic Policy at the U.S. Treasury. Her research explores how government institutions impact inequality, with a recent focus on inequality with respect to health care and insurance access.

Courses taught

Journal articles

"Last-Place Aversion": Evidence and Redistributive Implications In Quarterly Journal of Economics (2014)
Author(s): Ryan Buell, Ilyana Kuziemko, Michael I. Norton, Taly Reich

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The Demand for Health Insurance among Uninsured Americans: Results of a Survey Experiment and Implications for Policy In Journal of Health Economics (2013)
Author(s): Alan Krueger, Ilyana Kuziemko

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How Should Inmates Be Released from Prison? An Assessment of Parole Versus Fixed Sentence Regimes In The Quarterly Journal of Economics (2013)
Author(s): Ilyana Kuziemko

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Why Do Mothers Breastfeed Girls Less Than Boys? Evidence and Implications for Child Health in India In Quarterly Journal of Economics (2011)
Author(s): Seema Jayachandran, Ilyana Kuziemko

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Does the Threat of the Death Penalty Affect Plea Bargaining in Murder Cases? Evidence from New York's 1995 Reinstatement of Capital Punishment In American Law and Economics Review (2006)
Author(s): Ilyana Kuziemko

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How Much Is a Seat on the Security Council Worth? Foreign Aid and Bribery at the United Nations In Journal of Political Economy (2006)
Author(s): Ilyana Kuziemko, Eric Werker

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The Homecoming of American College Women: The Reversal of the College Gender Gap In Journal of Economic Perspectives (2006)
Author(s): Claudia Goldin, Lawrence Katz, Ilyana Kuziemko

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Using shocks to school enrollment to estimate the effect of school size on student achievement In Economics of Education Review (2006)
Author(s): Ilyana Kuziemko

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An empirical analysis of imprisoning drug offenders In Journal of Public Economics (2004)
Author(s): Ilyana Kuziemko, Steven Levitt

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Working Papers

Do Insurers Risk-Select Against Each Other? Evidence from Medicaid and Implications for Health Reform (2013)
Author(s): Ilyana Kuziemko, Katherine Meckel, Maya Rossin-Slater

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How Elastic are Preferences for Redistribution? Evidence from Randomized Survey Experiments (2013)
Author(s): Ilyana Kuziemko, Michael I. Norton, Emmanuel Saez, Stefanie Stantcheva

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How does risk selection respond to risk adjustment? New evidence from the Medicare Advantage Program (2012)
Author(s): Jason Brown, Mark Duggan, Ilyana Kuziemko, William Woolston

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Will risk-adjustment decrease health care costs? New evidence from the Medicare Advantage Program (2011)
Author(s): Jason Brown, Mark Duggan, Ilyana Kuziemko, William Woolston

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Did the Vietnam Draft Increase Human Capital Dispersion? Draft-Avoidance Behavior by Race and Class (2010)
Author(s): Ilyana Kuziemko

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Is Having Babies Contagious? Estimating Fertility Peer Effects Between Siblings (2006)
Author(s): Ilyana Kuziemko

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Robin Hood and His Not So Merry Plan: Capitalization and the Self-Destruction of Texas' School Finance Equalization Plan NBER Working Paper No, 10722 (2004)
Author(s): Caroline Hoxby, Ilyana Kuziemko

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Forthcoming Articles

Human Capital Spillovers in Families: Do Parents Learn from or Lean on Their Children? In Journal of Labor Economics (2012)
Author(s): Ilyana Kuziemko

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The Role of Immigrant Children in Their Parents' Assimilation in the U.S., 1850–2010 In Human Capital in History: The American Record (2012)
Author(s): Joseph Ferrie, Ilyana Kuziemko

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