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NBER Profile: John Cawley.

John Cawley is a Research Associate in the NBER's Programs on Health Economics and Health Care, and a Professor in the Departments of Policy Analysis and Management, and Economics, at Cornell University. He co-directs Cornell's Institute on Health Economics, Health Behaviors and Disparities.

Cawley's research concerns the economics of risky health behaviors, with a focus on the economic causes and consequences of obesity and economic approaches to obesity prevention and treatment. He serves on the editorial board of Health Economics, is the former co-editor-in-chief of Economics & Human Biology, and edited the Oxford Handbook of the Social Science of Obesity.

Cawley received his A.B. in Economics from Harvard College in 1993 and his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Chicago in 1999. Before joining Cornell, he spent two years as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Scholar in Health Policy Research at the University of Michigan.

Cawley lives in Ithaca, New York with his wife (and colleague) Rachel Dunifon and their two sons. In his spare time, he enjoys watching hour-long TV dramas with his wife and trying not to cheer too loudly at his sons' soccer games.

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Publication:NBER Reporter
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:1U2NY
Date:Dec 22, 2013
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