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Meghan Skira

  • Associate Professor, John Munro Godfrey, Sr. Department of Economics
B426 Amos Hall


  • PhD, Economics, Boston College, 2012
  • MA, Economics, Boston College, 2009
  • BS, Economics, University of Rhode Island, 2007
  • BA, Spanish, University of Rhode Island, 2007

Research Interests

  • Health Economics
  • Labor Economics
  • Economics of Aging


Journal Articles

  • Courtney H. Van Houtven, Norma B. Coe, Meghan M. Skira. 2013.The Effect of Informal Care on Work and Wages. Journal Of Health Economics, 32(1): 240-252.
  • Meghan M. Skira. 2015. Dynamic Wage and Employment Effects of Elder Parent Care. International Economic Review, 56(1): 63-93.
  • Norma B. Coe, Meghan M. Skira, Courtney H. Van Houtven. 2015. Long-Term Care Insurance: Does Experience Matter?. Journal Of Health Economics, 40: 122-132.
  • Rachel Werner, Meghan M. Skira, R. Tamara Konetzka. 2016. An Evaluation of Performance Thresholds in Nursing Home Pay-for-Performance. Health Services Research, 51(6): 2282-2304.
  • R. Tamara Konetzka, Meghan M. Skira, Rachel Werner. 2018. Incentive Design and Quality Improvements: Evidence from State Medicaid Nursing Home Pay-for-Performance Programs. American Journal Of Health Economics, 4(1):105-130.
  • Aline Butikofer, Meghan M. Skira. 2018. Missing Work is a Pain: The Effect of Cox-2 Inhibitors on Sickness Absence and Disability Pension Receipt. The Journal Of Human Resources, 53(1): 71-122.
  • Andrew Beauchamp, Geoffrey Sanzenbacher, Shannon Seitz, Meghan M. Skira. 2018. Single Moms and Deadbeat Dads: The Role of Earnings, Marriage Market Conditions, and Preference Heterogeneity. International Economic Review, 59(1): 191-232.
  • Norma B. Coe, Meghan M. Skira, and Eric B. Larson. 2018. A Comprehensive Measure of the Costs of Caring for a Parent: Differences According to Functional Status. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 66(10): 2003-2008.
  • Aline Bütikofer, Christopher Cronin, and Meghan M. Skira. 2020. Employment Effects of Healthcare Policy: Evidence from the 2007 FDA Black Box Warning on Antidepressants. Journal of Health Economics, 73: 102348.
  • Aline Bütikofer, Julie Riise, and Meghan M. Skira. 2021. The Impact of Paid Maternity Leave on Maternal Health. American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, 13(1): 67-105.
  • Rachel Werner, Zachary Templeton, Nate Apathy, Meghan M. Skira, and R. Tamara Konetzka. 2021. Trends in Post-Acute Care in U.S. Nursing Homes: 2001 to 2017 . Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 22(12): 2491-2495.e2
  • Emily C. Lawler and Meghan M. Skira. 2022. Information Shocks and Pharmaceutical Firms’ Marketing Efforts: Evidence from the Chantix Black Box Warning Removal.  Journal of Health Economics, 81: 102557.

Editorial Appointments

  • Associate Editor, Health Economics, 2021–present

Awards, Honors, and Recognition

  • NBER Center for Aging and Health Pilot Award, 2021-2022
  • Terry-Sanford Research Award, 2018-2019, 2020-2021
  • Kamerschen-Hampton Award for Outstanding Research in Economics, 2018
  • Terry College of Business Outstanding Teacher Award, 2016
  • Honors Program J. Hatten Howard Teaching Award, 2015
  • Swift Award for Outstanding Teaching in Undergraduate Economics, 2015
  • Lilly Teaching Fellow, 2014
  • SEC Visiting Faculty Travel Grant, 2014