Fields of Interest
Social Insurance, Health Policy Issues, Fiscal Federalism, and Local Public Finance
Jeffrey (Jeff) Clemens is a postdoctoral fellow at SIEPR. He received his PhD from Harvard University in 2011 and will start as an assistant professor at the University of California at San Diego after a year at SIEPR. Jeff’s principal research areas include social insurance, health policy issues, fiscal federalism, and local public finance. His research on social insurance focuses on the relationship between health insurance regulations and public insurance programs. Ongoing health-related work explores how Medicare reimbursement rates influence the manner in which physicians practice medicine, while his research on local public finance focuses on the behavior of state and local governments over the course of the business cycle.