Working Papers

  • Signing Up New Fathers: Do Paternity Establishment Initiatives Increase Marriage, Parental Investment, and Child Well-Being?

  • Do Insurers Risk-Select Against Each Other? Evidence from Medicaid and Implications for Health Reform (Joint with Ilyana Kuziemko and Katherine Meckel). Also available as: NBER Working Paper No. 19198.

  • Every Breath You Take -- Every Dollar You'll Make: The Long-Term Consequences of the Clean Air Act of 1970 (Joint with Adam Isen and Reed Walker). Also available as: NBER Working Paper No. 19858.

    Press coverage: The Economist blog,

  • Child Support Obligations and Family Outcomes: Causal Evidence from Administrative Data (Joint with Miriam Wüst).



  • Paternity Acknowledgement in 2 Million Birth Records from Michigan (Joint with Doug Almond), PLoS ONE, 8(7): e70042, July 2013.

  • WIC in Your Neighborhood: New Evidence on the Impacts of Geographic Access to Clinics, Journal of Public Economics, 102: 51-69, June 2013.

  • The Effects of California's Paid Family Leave Program on Mothers' Leave-Taking and Subsequent Labor Market Outcomes (Joint with Christopher Ruhm and Jane Waldfogel), Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 32(2): 224-245, Spring 2013. Also available as: NBER Working Paper No. 17715.

    -- Cited in New York Times article

  • Weathering the Storm: Hurricanes and Birth Outcomes (Joint with Janet Currie), Journal of Health Economics, 32(3): 487-503, February 2013. Also available as: NBER Working Paper No. 18070.

    -- Cited in The Atlantic article

  • The Effects of Maternity Leave on Children's Birth and Infant Health Outcomes in the United States Journal of Health Economics, 30(2): 221-239, March 2011 (Published under name: Maya Rossin).


Maya Rossin-Slater

Assistant Professor
Department of Economics
2127 North Hall
University of California
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-9210

Phone: (805) 893-4823