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Jeffrey (Jeff) Clemens is an Associate Professor of Economics at the University of California at San Diego (UCSD). Prior to his arrival at UCSD, Professor Clemens obtained both his BA and PhD in Economics at Harvard University. Subsequently, he has spent two years at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, one as a Postdoctoral Scholar and one as a visiting Assistant Professor. In addition to his current position at UCSD, Professor Clemens is a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and a CESifo Network Fellow.

Professor Clemens has a research portfolio spanning the economics of health insurance regulation, health care payment systems, minimum wages, and the finances of state and local governments. His ongoing projects focus primarily on the economic drivers of medical innovation, on the fiscal effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, and on understanding the broad set of margins through which firms have responded to minimum wage increases in recent years. Jeff’s research has appeared in journals including the American Economic Review, the Journal of Political Economy, the Journal of Economic Perspectives, American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, and a number of leading field journals. He currently serves as a Co-Editor at both the Journal of Public Economics and the Journal of Health Economics.

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