Kelly Bedard Economics professor

Kelly Bedard

Economics
University of California, Santa Barbara
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Area Director, Health and Education Theme

Kelly Bedard’s research focuses largely on the economics of education and health, including influential studies of the effects of military service on health, determinants of gender test score gaps among children in OECD countries, and the determinants of obesity in populations of immigrants to the U.S. Probably her best known paper studied the effects of a student’s age relative to his/her classmates in kindergarten on success later in life; this research was featured prominently in the popular press and in a recent bestselling book by Malcolm Gladwell. Prof. Bedard’s research has been supported by two grants from NIDDK.

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Broom Center Publications
Kelly Bedard (with Peter Kuhn). 2015. 
"Micro-Marketing Healthier Choices: Effects of Personalized Ordering Suggestions on Restaurant Purchases"
Journal of Health Economics, 39: 106-122.
Kelly Bedard (with Philip Babcock, Gary Charness, John Hartman, and Heather Royer). 2015. 
"Letting Down the Team? Evidence of Social Effects of Team Incentives. "
The Journal of the European Economic Association. October 2015, 841-870.
Kelly Bedard (with Heather Antecol). 2015.
"Immigrants and Immigrant Health."
The Handbook on the Economics of International Migration, Barry R. Chiswick and Paul W. Miller editors, Elsevier, 2015, 255-299.
Kelly Bedard (with Peter Kuhn). 2015.
"Making Nutritional Information Digestible: Effects of a Receipt-Based Intervention on Fast Food Purchases."
Journal of Health Economics, 2015 39: 106-122.
Babcock, Philip, Kelly Bedard
"The Wages of Failure: New Evidence on School Retention and Long-run Outcomes"
Education Finance and Policy, Vol. 6, No. 3, pp. 293-322. 2011