John H Cawley

Summary

Affiliation: Cornell University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Incentives for wellness: tackling issues of effectiveness, biology, scope, and cost shifting
    John Cawley
    Department of Policy Analysis and Management, and the Department of Economics, and the Institute for Health Economics, Health Behaviors and Disparities at Cornell University, 2312 MVR Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA
    J Policy Anal Manage 33:826-32. 2014
  2. ncbi request reprint The Affordable Care Act permits greater financial rewards for weight loss: a good idea in principle, but many practical concerns remain
    John Cawley
    Department of Policy Analysis and Management, and the Department of Economics, and Institute for Health Economics, Health Behaviors and Disparities at Cornell University, 2312 MVR Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA
    J Policy Anal Manage 33:810-20. 2014
  3. doi request reprint A case study of a workplace wellness program that offers financial incentives for weight loss
    John Cawley
    Department of Policy Analysis and Management, Cornell University, United States Department of Economics, Cornell University, United States Electronic address
    J Health Econ 32:794-803. 2013
  4. doi request reprint The impact of physical education on obesity among elementary school children
    John Cawley
    Department of Policy Analysis and Management, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA
    J Health Econ 32:743-55. 2013
  5. doi request reprint Unfit for service: the implications of rising obesity for US military recruitment
    John Cawley
    Department of Policy Analysis and Management and Department of Economics, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA
    Health Econ 21:1348-66. 2012
  6. doi request reprint Maternal employment and childhood obesity: a search for mechanisms in time use data
    John Cawley
    Department of Policy Analysis and Management and Department of Economics, 3M24 MVR Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, United States
    Econ Hum Biol 10:352-64. 2012
  7. doi request reprint The medical care costs of obesity: an instrumental variables approach
    John Cawley
    Department of Policy Analysis and Management, Cornell University, United States
    J Health Econ 31:219-30. 2012
  8. pmc Economic instruments for obesity prevention: results of a scoping review and modified Delphi survey
    Guy E J Faulkner
    Faculty of Physical Education and Health, University of Toronto, 55 Harbord Street, Toronto, ON M5S2W6, Canada
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 8:109. 2011
  9. doi request reprint Contingent valuation analysis of willingness to pay to reduce childhood obesity
    John Cawley
    Department of Policy Analysis and Management, Cornell University, 124 MVR Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA
    Econ Hum Biol 6:281-92. 2008
  10. doi request reprint Obesity and skill attainment in early childhood
    John Cawley
    Department of Policy Analysis and Management, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA
    Econ Hum Biol 6:388-97. 2008

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Publications33

  1. ncbi request reprint Incentives for wellness: tackling issues of effectiveness, biology, scope, and cost shifting
    John Cawley
    Department of Policy Analysis and Management, and the Department of Economics, and the Institute for Health Economics, Health Behaviors and Disparities at Cornell University, 2312 MVR Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA
    J Policy Anal Manage 33:826-32. 2014
    ..The design of the rewards (in terms of their frequency, salience, and the amount of loss aversion they invoke) may be critical in determining their effectiveness...
  2. ncbi request reprint The Affordable Care Act permits greater financial rewards for weight loss: a good idea in principle, but many practical concerns remain
    John Cawley
    Department of Policy Analysis and Management, and the Department of Economics, and Institute for Health Economics, Health Behaviors and Disparities at Cornell University, 2312 MVR Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA
    J Policy Anal Manage 33:810-20. 2014
    ....
  3. doi request reprint A case study of a workplace wellness program that offers financial incentives for weight loss
    John Cawley
    Department of Policy Analysis and Management, Cornell University, United States Department of Economics, Cornell University, United States Electronic address
    J Health Econ 32:794-803. 2013
    ..We conclude by offering suggestions, motivated by behavioral economics, for increasing the effectiveness of financial incentives for weight loss. ..
  4. doi request reprint The impact of physical education on obesity among elementary school children
    John Cawley
    Department of Policy Analysis and Management, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA
    J Health Econ 32:743-55. 2013
    ..We find no evidence that increased PE time crowds out time in academic courses or has spillovers to achievement test scores...
  5. doi request reprint Unfit for service: the implications of rising obesity for US military recruitment
    John Cawley
    Department of Policy Analysis and Management and Department of Economics, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA
    Health Econ 21:1348-66. 2012
    ..3 million women. The paper concludes with a discussion of the implications of these findings for military recruitment and defense policy...
  6. doi request reprint Maternal employment and childhood obesity: a search for mechanisms in time use data
    John Cawley
    Department of Policy Analysis and Management and Department of Economics, 3M24 MVR Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, United States
    Econ Hum Biol 10:352-64. 2012
    ..These findings suggest plausible mechanisms for the association between maternal employment and childhood obesity...
  7. doi request reprint The medical care costs of obesity: an instrumental variables approach
    John Cawley
    Department of Policy Analysis and Management, Cornell University, United States
    J Health Econ 31:219-30. 2012
    ..These results imply that the previous literature has underestimated the medical costs of obesity, resulting in underestimates of the economic rationale for government intervention to reduce obesity-related externalities...
  8. pmc Economic instruments for obesity prevention: results of a scoping review and modified Delphi survey
    Guy E J Faulkner
    Faculty of Physical Education and Health, University of Toronto, 55 Harbord Street, Toronto, ON M5S2W6, Canada
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 8:109. 2011
    ..The purpose of this study was to synthesize existing evidence regarding the impact of economic policies targeting obesity and its causal behaviours (diet, physical activity), and to make specific recommendations for the Canadian context...
  9. doi request reprint Contingent valuation analysis of willingness to pay to reduce childhood obesity
    John Cawley
    Department of Policy Analysis and Management, Cornell University, 124 MVR Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA
    Econ Hum Biol 6:281-92. 2008
    ..The findings provide policymakers with useful information about taxpayers' support for, and preferred budget for, anti-obesity policies...
  10. doi request reprint Obesity and skill attainment in early childhood
    John Cawley
    Department of Policy Analysis and Management, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA
    Econ Hum Biol 6:388-97. 2008
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  11. ncbi request reprint Obesity and labor market outcomes among legal immigrants to the United States from developing countries
    John Cawley
    Department of Policy Analysis and Management, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, United States
    Econ Hum Biol 7:153-64. 2009
    ..S. longer than five years. We generally find no significant association between weight and either wages, sector of employment, or work limitations for either women or men. Possible explanations for these findings are discussed...
  12. doi request reprint The impact of income on the weight of elderly Americans
    John Cawley
    Department of Policy Analysis and Management, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA
    Health Econ 19:979-93. 2010
    ..For example, they indicate that the income elasticity of body mass index is not greater in absolute value than 0.06 for men or 0.14 for women...
  13. doi request reprint The economics of childhood obesity
    John Cawley
    Department of Policy Analysis and Management, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 29:364-71. 2010
    ..It examines the economic causes and consequences of obesity, the rationales for government intervention, the cost-effectiveness of various policies, and the need for more research funding...
  14. doi request reprint Strategies for implementing school-located influenza vaccination of children: a systematic literature review
    John Cawley
    Department of Policy Analysis and Management, Cornell University, 124 MVR Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA
    J Sch Health 80:167-75. 2010
    ..Influenza immunization programs may benefit schools by reducing absenteeism...
  15. doi request reprint The association of diabetes with job absenteeism costs among obese and morbidly obese workers
    John Cawley
    Department of Policy Analysis and Management, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 14853, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 50:527-34. 2008
    ..To determine the extent to which absenteeism costs associated with obesity and morbid obesity are traceable to diabetes, and whether obesity and morbid obesity remain predictors of absenteeism costs after controlling for diabetes...
  16. doi request reprint Occupation-specific absenteeism costs associated with obesity and morbid obesity
    John Cawley
    Department of Policy Analysis and Management, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 49:1317-24. 2007
    ..To document the absenteeism costs associated with obesity and morbid obesity by occupation...
  17. ncbi request reprint Factor substitution in nursing homes
    John Cawley
    Department of Policy Analysis and Management, College of Human Ecology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853 4401, USA
    J Health Econ 25:234-47. 2006
    ..The results from the IV models yield evidence of factor substitution: higher nursing home wages are associated with greater use of psychoactive drugs and lower quality...
  18. ncbi request reprint Health insurance claims data as a means of assessing reduction in co-morbidities 6 months after bariatric surgery
    John Cawley
    Department of Policy Analysis and Management and Sloan Program in Health Administration, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA
    Obes Surg 16:852-8. 2006
    ..We measured the very short-term change in obesity-related co-morbidities following bariatric surgery...
  19. ncbi request reprint The earnings of U.S. health economists
    John Cawley
    Department of Policy Analysis and Management, Cornell University, 124 MVR Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA
    J Health Econ 26:358-72. 2007
    ..D. health economists by type of employer. Our findings are compared to those for economics departments, business schools, schools of public health, and for health services researchers...
  20. ncbi request reprint The impact of state physical education requirements on youth physical activity and overweight
    John Cawley
    Department of Policy Analysis and Management, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 14853, USA
    Health Econ 16:1287-301. 2007
    ..We conclude that raising PE credit requirements may make girls more physically active overall but there is not yet the scientific base to declare raising PE requirements an anti-obesity initiative for either boys or girls...
  21. doi request reprint Correlates of state legislative action to prevent childhood obesity
    John Cawley
    Department of Policy Analysis and Management, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 16:162-7. 2008
    ..To determine the factors associated with state legislative action to address childhood obesity...
  22. ncbi request reprint Predicting complications after bariatric surgery using obesity-related co-morbidities
    John Cawley
    Department of Policy Analysis and Management and Sloan Program in Health Administration, 124 MVR Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA
    Obes Surg 17:1451-6. 2007
    ..To determine which (if any) pre-surgery obesity-related co-morbidities predict complications after bariatric surgery...
  23. ncbi request reprint One pill makes you smaller: the demand for anti-obesity drugs
    John Cawley
    Department of Policy Analysis and Management, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA
    Adv Health Econ Health Serv Res 17:149-83. 2007
    ..We find little difference in observed characteristics between those who took the withdrawn drugs and those who took the other anti-obesity drugs in the market...
  24. ncbi request reprint An economic framework for understanding physical activity and eating behaviors
    John Cawley
    Department of Policy Analysis and Management, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 14853, USA
    Am J Prev Med 27:117-25. 2004
    ..The implications of the economic framework are summarized and its limitations are described...
  25. ncbi request reprint Lighting up and slimming down: the effects of body weight and cigarette prices on adolescent smoking initiation
    John Cawley
    Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA
    J Health Econ 23:293-311. 2004
    ..These gender-specific differences may help explain the mixed and inconclusive evidence of the impact of price on smoking initiation found in previous literature...
  26. doi request reprint Beyond BMI: the value of more accurate measures of fatness and obesity in social science research
    Richard V Burkhauser
    Department of Policy Analysis and Management, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA
    J Health Econ 27:519-29. 2008
    ..Social science research on obesity would be enriched by greater consideration of alternate specifications of weight and height and more accurate measures of fatness...
  27. ncbi request reprint The timing of the rise in U.S. obesity varies with measure of fatness
    Richard V Burkhauser
    Department of Policy Analysis and Management, Cornell University, MVR Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853, United States
    Econ Hum Biol 7:307-18. 2009
    ..This underscores the importance of examining multiple measures of fatness when monitoring or otherwise studying obesity...
  28. ncbi request reprint Improving the design of competitive bidding in Medicare Advantage
    John H Cawley
    Department of Policy Analysis and Management, Cornell University, USA
    J Health Polit Policy Law 32:317-47. 2007
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  29. ncbi request reprint Spillover effects of prescription drug withdrawals
    John Cawley
    Department of Policy Analysis and Management, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA
    Adv Health Econ Health Serv Res 19:119-43. 2008
    ..We conclude with a discussion of the characteristics of drugs and classes that may influence how remaining drugs are affected by a withdrawal in the class...
  30. ncbi request reprint Markets and childhood obesity policy
    John Cawley
    Cornell University, USA
    Future Child 16:69-88. 2006
    ..Researchers, however, have as yet undertaken few such studies of obesity-related policy options. Such analyses, once available, will help policymakers achieve the greatest benefit from a fixed budget...
  31. ncbi request reprint Morbid obesity and the transition from welfare to work
    John Cawley
    Department of Policy Analysis and Management, Cornell University, USA
    J Policy Anal Manage 24:727-43. 2005
    ..These results are consistent with unobserved heterogeneity causing the correlation between morbid obesity and labor market outcomes. Findings are similar after controlling for the respondent's mental and physical health...
  32. ncbi request reprint Health insurance coverage and the macroeconomy
    John Cawley
    Department of Policy Analysis and Management, College of Human Ecology, Cornell University, 134 Martha Van Rensselaer Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853 4401, USA
    J Health Econ 24:299-315. 2005
    ..We estimate that 984,000 Americans, nearly all of whom were adult men, lost health insurance due to macroeconomic conditions alone during the 2001 recession...
  33. pmc How did welfare reform affect the health insurance coverage of women and children?
    John Cawley
    Department of Policy Analysis and Management, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA
    Health Serv Res 41:486-506. 2006
    ..To measure the change in U.S. women and children's health insurance coverage as a result of welfare reform (i.e. the creation of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families or TANF) in 1996...

Research Grants1

  1. Economic Analysis of the Impact of Food Advertisements
    John Cawley; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Together these data allow us to calculate a precise measure of the advertisements to which each youth was exposed. This will allow us to better estimate how food advertising impacts youth consumption. ..