Lee Lockwood is an Assistant Professor of Economics at the Northwestern University Department of Economics and a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER). His main research fields are public finance and labor economics, with a special interest in the effects of government social insurance programs on behavior and welfare.
Professor Lockwood holds a PhD in economics from the University of Chicago and a BS in industrial engineering and economics from Northwestern. Before joining Northwestern as an assistant professor, he held a post-doctoral fellowship in Health and Aging at the NBER in Cambridge, MA. He is spending the 2016-17 academic year on sabbatical from Northwestern as a Visiting Fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research.
Bequest Motives and the Annuity Puzzle
Review of Economic Dynamics, 15(2), April 2012.
Published version (gated)
Controlling Geographic Variations in Health Care: The Role of Private Markets.
With Tomas Philipson, Seth Seabury, Darius Lakdawalla, and Dana Goldman
Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, Spring 2010.
Incidental Bequests: Bequest Motives and the Choice to Self-Insure Late-Life Risks
Resubmitted to the American Economic Review
NBER working paper #20745
Government Old-Age Support and Labor Supply: Evidence from the Old Age Assistance Program
With Daniel Fetter
Revise-and-resubmit, American Economic Review
Featured in the NBER Digest
and by the Institute for Policy Research
NBER working paper #22132
Selected Work in Progress
Targeting with In-Kind Transfers: The Case of Medicaid Home Care
With Ethan Lieber
Draft coming soon
The Intergenerational Incidence of Government Old Age Support: Evidence from the Early US Social Security Program
With Daniel Fetter
Faculty Honor Roll, Northwestern Associated Student Government, 2015
Economics 309 - Public Finance (advanced undergraduate)
Economics 436-1 - Theory and Practice of Public Finance (graduate)