Dr. Laura Dague, assistant professor at the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University, was recently appointed a faculty research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER). She will be a member of the Health Economics Program at the NBER.
Her appointment as a member of this organization followed a highly selective process in which Dr. Dague was nominated by current NBER members.
“I’m very pleased and honored to be joining the outstanding group of economists in the Health Economics Program” Dr. Dague said. “This appointment is a validation of the importance of studying the role of public health insurance programs like Medicaid in our economy.”
Membership in this organization will increase Dr. Dague’s professional visibility and increase access to data available through the NBER. Additionally, joining the Health Economics Program grants Dr. Dague the opportunity to distribute research through the widely circulated NBER working paper series.
Dr. Dague earned her master’s and PhD in economics from the University of Wisconsin. Previously, she earned her bachelor’s degree in mathematics and economics from the University of Kansas. Her research interests are in health economics, particularly the economics of public health insurance.
Dr. Dague was the winner of the 2015 National Institute for Health Care Management’s research award for her work on Medicaid premiums. Dr. Dague’s research team has been funded by the Institute for Research on Poverty at the University of Wisconsin, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the UC Davis Center for Poverty Research, the W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, and the State of Wisconsin Department of Health Services.