John Cawley
Research Fellow

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Cawley John Cawley is a Professor in the Department of Policy Analysis and Management, and the Department of Economics, at Cornell University. He is a Visiting Professor at the School of Economics at the University of Sydney and an Honorary Professor of Economics at National University of Ireland, Galway.

John's primary field of research is health economics, with a focus on the economics of obesity. He studies the economic causes of obesity, the economic consequences of obesity (with a particular focus on the impact of obesity on labor market outcomes), and economic approaches to obesity treatment and prevention.

John co-directs Cornell's Institute for Health Economics, Health Behaviors and Disparities. In addition to his affiliations with Cornell and IZA, John is a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. John is an Associate Editor of Health Economics and the American Journal of Health Economics and is on the editorial board (and is a former co-editor) of Economics & Human Biology.

John received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Chicago and his undergraduate degree in economics from Harvard University.

He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in May 2011.
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IZA Discussion Papers:
No. Author(s)
10400  John Cawley
A Guide and Advice for Economists on the U.S. Junior Academic Job Market: 2016–2017 Edition
9907  Petri Böckerman
John Cawley
Jutta Viinikainen
Terho Lehtimäki
Suvi Rovio
Ilkka Seppälä
Jaakko Pehkonen
Olli Raitakari
The Effect of Weight on Labor Market Outcomes: An Application of Genetic Instrumental Variables
9141  John Cawley
Anna Choi
Health Disparities Across Education: The Role of Differential Reporting Error
8428  John Cawley
A Guide and Advice for Economists on the U.S. Junior Academic Job Market: 2014-2015 Edition
7247  John Cawley
Rosemary Avery
Matthew Eisenberg
The Effect of Deceptive Advertising on Consumption of the Advertised Good and its Substitutes: The Case of Over-the-Counter Weight Loss Products
7213  John Cawley
Stephanie von Hinke Kessler Scholder
The Demand for Cigarettes as Derived from the Demand for Weight Control
6807  John Cawley
David E. Frisvold
Chad D. Meyerhoefer
The Impact of Physical Education on Obesity among Elementary School Children
(published in: Journal of Health Economics, 2013, 32 (4), 743-755)
6124  John Cawley
Asako S. Moriya
Kosali Simon
The Impact of the Macroeconomy on Health Insurance Coverage: Evidence from the Great Recession
(published in: Health Economics, 2014, [Online First])
5984  John Cawley
A Guide and Advice for Economists on the U.S. Junior Academic Job Market (2011-2012 Edition)
5822  John Cawley
J. Catherine Maclean
Unfit for Service: The Implications of Rising Obesity for U.S. Military Recruitment
(published in: Health Economics, 2012, 21 (11), 1348-1366)
5728  John Cawley
Christopher J. Ruhm
The Economics of Risky Health Behaviors
(published in: Mark V. Pauly, Thomas G. McGuire, and Pedro P. Barros (eds.), Handbook of Health Economics, Volume 2. New York: Elsevier, 2012, 95-199 95-199)