Andrew Goodman-Bacon is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Vanderbilt University. His research evaluates the short- and long-term effects of social and health policies, including Medicaid, initiated under the War on Poverty. He received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Michigan and was a Robert Wood Johnson Scholar in Health Policy Research at the University of California, Berkeley. @agoodmanbacon

Recent Posts by Andrew Goodman-Bacon

Did Medicaid Expansion Cause The Opioid Epidemic? There’s Little Evidence That It Did.

While public policy may have played a role in our current prescription abuse crisis, there is little evidence to support the idea that Medicaid caused or worsened the epidemic.