Julian Reif

Julian Reif

Assistant Professor of Finance

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4026 Business Instructional Facility

515 Gregory Drive

Champaign, IL 61820

217-300-0169

jreif@illinois.edu

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Educational Background

  • Ph.D., University of Chicago, 2012
  • BA, Summa Cum Laude, Economics, Vanderbilt University, 2004

Positions Held

  • Faculty Research Fellow, National Bureau of Economic Research, 2018 to present
  • Assistant Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2013 to present
  • Lecturer, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2012
  • Senior Consultant, Bates White, LLC, 2004-2007

Recent Publications

  • Huh, J., & Reif, J. Forthcoming. Did Medicare Part D Reduce Mortality? Journal of Health Economics, 53 17-37.
  • Deryugina, T., MacKay, A., & Reif, J. Forthcoming (2019). The Long-Run Dynamics of Electricity Demand: Evidence from Municipal Aggregation. American Economic Journal: Applied Economics,.
  • Reif, J. (2019). A Model of Addiction and Social Interactions. Economic Inquiry, 57 (2), 759-773.
  • Reif, J. (2019). The Effect of Illinois Municipal Electric Aggregation. State Tax Notes, 92 (1), 25-29.
  • Jones, D., Molitor, D., & Reif, J. (2019). A Reason to be Skeptical of the Workplace Wellness Industry. Scientific American,.

Other Publications

Article

  • Bauer, D., Lakdawalla, D., & Reif, J. (2018). Mortality risk, insurance, and the value of life. VoxEU,.
  • Lakdawalla, D., Malani, A., & Reif, J. (2017). The Insurance Value of Medical Innovation. Journal of Public Economics, 94-102.
  • Malani, A., & Reif, J. (2015). Interpreting Pre-trends as Anticipation: Impact on Estimated Treatment Effects from Tort Reform. Journal of Public Economics, (124), 1-17.
  • Katzman, B., Reif, J., & Schwartz, J. (2010). The Relation Between Variance and Information Rent in Auctions. International Journal of Industrial Organization, 38.

Chapter in a Book

  • Lakdawalla, D., & Reif, J., John Komlos and Inas Rashad Kelly (Ed.) (2015). Health, Body Weight, and Obesity. Oxford Handbook of Economics and Human Biology Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Lakdawalla, D., Malani, A., & Reif, J., Malani and Schill (Ed.) (2015). The Complex Relationship Between Healthcare Reform and Innovation. The Future of Healthcare Reform Chicago: The University of Chicago Press.

Presentation

  • Reif, J. (2019). Teenage Driving, Mortality, and Risky Behaviors. Chicago Booth Junior Health Economics Summit.
  • Reif, J. (2019). The Mortality and Medical Costs of Air Pollution: Evidence from Changes in Wind Direction. Purdue University seminar.
  • Reif, J. (2019). The Mortality and Medical Costs of Air Pollution: Evidence from Changes in Wind Direction. Notre Dame seminar.
  • Reif, J. (2019). What Do Workplace Wellness Programs Do? Evidence from the Illinois Workplace Wellness Study. Midwest Health Economics Conference.
  • Reif, J. (2019). What Do Workplace Wellness Programs Do? Evidence from the Illinois Workplace Wellness Study. Annual Conference on Employee Benefits and Social Insurance.
  • Reif, J. (2018). Mortality Risk, Insurance, and the Value of Life. Southeastern Health Economics Study Group.
  • Reif, J. (2018). The Mortality and Medical Costs of Air Pollution: Evidence from Changes in Wind Direction. UC Santa Barbara Occasional Workshop in Environmental and Resource Economics.
  • Reif, J. (2013). The Long-run Effect of Pollution on Health. IGPA Spring Research Conference.
  • Reif, J. (2012). Interpreting Pre-trends as Anticipation: Impact on Estimated Treatment Effects from Tort Reform. Urbana IGPA Seminar Series.

Working Paper

  • Deryugina, T., Heutel, G., Miller, N., Molitor, D., & Reif, J. (2018). The Mortality and Medical Costs of Air Pollution: Evidence from Changes in Wind Direction.

Grants

  • , Worksite Wellness: A Field Experiment on Participation Incentives and Selection into Wellness Programs, National Science Foundation, 2017-2019
  • , The Impact of Temperature and Pollution on Mortality, Morbidity, and Health Care Cost Among the Elderly, National Institute of Health/National Institute on Aging, 2016-2021
  • , Worksite Wellness: A Field Experiment on Participation Incentives and Selection into Wellness Programs, J-PAL North America, 2016-2018
  • , Worksite Wellness: A Field Experiment on Participation Incentives and Selection into Wellness Programs, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 2016-2018
  • , Climate Change Policy in Illinois, IGPA, University of Illinois, 2016-2017

Courses

  • Employee Benefit Plans (FIN 434) Studies the purpose, structure, and financial aspects of employee benefit plans, including pensions, health insurance, life insurance, and disability plans. 3 undergraduate hours. No graduate credit.
  • Retirement Policy (FIN 571) The retirement landscape in the US - including public policy, retirement plan design, and individual behavior - is constantly changing and evolving. This course will examine the economic, financial, legal, regulatory, political, and human resource issues involved with designing and implement both public and private retirement plans, including Social Security, pensions and retirement savings plans. Credit is not given for both FIN 434 and FIN 571.
  • Health Care Policy (FIN 572) Costly advances in health technology, together with an aging population, are making health care an increasingly important issue for individuals, firms, and governments. This course examines the economic, legal, and regulatory issues involved with implementing both public and private health plans, including Medicare, Medicaid, and employer-sponsored plans. Credit is not given for both FIN 434 and FIN 572.
  • Competition Policy (FIN 573) While perfect competition is a useful model, it often fails to capture much of what is observed in the real world. This course examines interaction of firms and consumers in markets that are not perfectly competitive and reviews policies that aim to increase efficiency in these markets. Topics covered will include oligopoly, anti-competitive practices, price discrimination, and antitrust regulation.

Contact

4026 Business Instructional Facility

515 Gregory Drive

Champaign, IL 61820

217-300-0169

jreif@illinois.edu

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