Emily C. Lawler


Assistant Professor of Public Administration and Policy

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Dr. Lawler is an Assistant Professor of Public Policy in the Department of Public Administration and Policy. She received her Ph.D. in Economics from Vanderbilt University in August 2018. Dr. Lawler’s research is primarily in the fields of health economics, applied microeconomics, and development economics. Her research focuses on the effects of public policies on maternal and child health, both in the United States and in the developing world. Her recent work focuses on the effects of vaccination policy in the United States. Her work has been published or accepted for publication at the American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, the Journal of Health Economics, and American Journal of Health Economics.

Education

Ph.D. in Economics, Vanderbilt University, 2018

Areas of Expertise

Health economics, applied microeconomics, and development economics

Research Interests

My research focuses on the effects of public policies on maternal and child health, both in the United States and in the developing world. My recent work focuses on the effects of vaccination policy in the United States.

Selected Publications

Carpenter, C. S., & Lawler, E. C. (2019). Direct and spillover effects of middle school vaccination requirements. American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, 11(1), 95-125.

Lawler, E. C. (2017). Effectiveness of vaccination recommendations versus mandates: evidence from the hepatitis A vaccine. Journal of health economics, 52, 45-62.