Benjamin D. Ukert, PhD

Benjamin D. Ukert, PhD

Assistant Professor

Health Policy and Management
212 Adriance Lab Road
1266 TAMU
College Station, TX   77843-1266

Phone: 979-436-9056
Fax: 979-436-9598

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Education and Training

  • University of Pennsylvania, Postdoctoral Fellow
  • Georgia State University, PhD, Economics, 2016
  • Georgia State University, MA, Economics, 2013
  • University of North Florida, BBA, Economics & Finance, 2009


Research Interests

  • Affordable Care Act
  • Commercial Health Insurance
  • Health Care Organization
  • Health Care Delivery
  • Health Behaviors
  • Health Policy


  • Health Policy
  • Affordable Care Act
  • Commercial Insurance

Recent Publications

Affordable Care Act and Health Policy

  • Courtemanche, C., Fazul, I., Marton, J., Ukert, B., Yelowitz, A., and Zapata, D., 2019. " The Impact of the ACA on Insurance Coverage Disparities After Four Years " NBER Working Paper No. 26157
  • Courtemanche, C., Marton, J., Ukert, B., Yelowitz, A. and Zapata, D., 2019. "Effects of the Affordable Care  Act on Health Behaviors after Three Years" Eastern Economic Journal, 45 (1), 7-33
  • Andreyeva, E., and Ukert, B., 2019. "The Impact of Medical Marijuana Laws and Dispensaries on Self-Reported Health" Forthcoming Forum for Health Economics & Policy
  • Courtemanche, C., Marton, J., Ukert, B., Yelowitz, A., Zapata, D., and Fazul, I., 2019. " The Three Year
  • Impact of the ACA on Disparities in Insurance Coverage " Health Services Research 54, 307-316

Healthcare Delivery

  • David, G., Smith-McLallen, A., and Ukert, B., 2019. "The Effect of Predictive Analytics-Driven Interventions on Healthcare Utilization" Journal of Health Economics 64, 68-79, Best Paper Award at the Conference for Health IT and Analytics 2018
  • Kennedy, G., Ukert, B., Predina, J., Newton, A., Kucharczuk, J., Polsky, D., and Singhal, S., 2018. "Implications of Hospital Volume on Costs Following Esophagectomy in theUnited States." Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery, 22 (11), 1845-1851

Health Behaviors and Crime

  • Steinberg, M., Ukert, B., and MacDonald, J., 2019."Schools as Places of Crime? Evidence fromClosing Chronically Underperforming Schools " Regional Science and Urban Economics 77, 125-140
  • Andreyeva, E., and Ukert, B., 2018. "The Impact of the MinimumWage on Health" International Journal of Health Economics and Management 18 (4), 337-375