College of Business and Economics
Department of Economics
Dr. Kelly Chen
This paper examines the relationship between wealth and health outcomes in the United States. Building upon the work of Schwandt and others, I compare factors such national savings and stock market outcomes with the health of American retirees. Using data provided by the Health and Retirement Study for the years 1998-2011, I use various methods including instrumental variable regression and panel data analysis to conclude that national wealth and public health share a highly positive relationship.
Leija, Jesse, "Economic Evaluation of Health and Wealth" (2019). 2019 Undergraduate Research and Scholarship Conference. 94.