Areas of Expertise
Industrial Organization, Health Economics, Public Economics
- PhD, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, 2014
- BA in Economics and History, Haverford College, 2008
- Indiana University, Kelley School of Business: Assistant Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy - July 2014 to present
Awards, Honors & Certificates
- Robert R. Nathan Fellowship, The Wharton School 2012
- Northrop Grumman Fellowship, Human Resources Center, The Wharton School 2012
- University of Pennsylvania TRIO Grant (with Olivia Mitchell) 2011
- University of Pennsylvania Russell Ackoff Fellowship 2011
- Amy Morse Price, Business Economics and Public Policy Department 2010
- National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship 2009
- Sacks, D. W., Menachemi, N., Embi, P., and Wing, C. (2022). What can we learn about SARS-CoV-2 Prevalence from testing and hospitalization data? Review of Economics and Statistics, in press.
- Sacks, D., Hollingsworth, A., Nguyen, T., and Simon, K. (2021). Can policy affect initiation of addictive substance use? Evidence from opioid prescribing. Journal of Health Economics, 76, 102397.
- Sacks, D., Vu, K., Huang, T., and Karaca-Mandic, P. (2021). How do insurance firms respond to financial risk sharing regulations? Evidence from the Affordable Care Act. Health Economics, 30(6), 1443-1460.
- Gelber, A. M., Jones, D., and Sacks, D. (2020). Estimating Earnings Adjustment Frictions: Method and Evidence from the Social Security Earnings Test. American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 12(1), 1-31 (Lead article).
- Gelber, A. M., Jones, D., Sacks, D., and Song, J. (2020). The Employment Effect of the Social Security Earnings Test. Journal of Human Resources, in press.
- Lin, H., and Sacks, D. (2019). Intertemporal Substitution in Health Care Demand: Evidence from the RAND Health Insurance Experiment. Journal of Public Economics, 175, 29-43.
- Sacks, D. (2018). Why Do HMOs Spend Less? Patient Selection, Physician Price Sensitivity, and Prices. Journal of Public Economics, 168, 146-161.
- Sacks, D. (2018). The Health Insurance Marketplaces. JAMA Viewpoint, 320(6), 549-550.
- Abraham, J., Drake, C., Sacks, D., and Simon, K. (2017). Demand for Health Insurance Marketplace Plans Was Highly Elastic in 2014-2015. Economics Letters, 159, 69-73.
- Sacks, D., Gelber, A., and Jones, D. (2014). Earnings Adjustment to Policy: Evidence from the Social Security Earnings Test. NBER Working Paper 19491.
- Sacks, D., Stevenson, B., and Wolfers, J. (2012). The New Stylized Facts About Income and Subjective Well-Being. Emotion, 12(6), 1181-1187.
- Sacks, D., Stevenson, B., and Wolfers, J. (2010). Income, Growth, and Subjective Well-Being. Development Challenges in a Post-Crisis World, World Bank, Washington DC.
Edited on September 7, 2021