Williams Karnes Professor of Finance and Director of Center for Business and Public Policy
Primary research focus is on the interaction of public and private insurance markets with a specific emphasis on retirement security, including annuities, life insurance, long-term care insurance, pensions and Social Security. Additional research interests include stock market participation, dividend taxation, and the effect of inheritances on labor supply.
Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1999
- "The Effect of Inheritance Receipt on Retirement Decisions." J. Brown, C. Coile, S. Weisbenner, Review of Economics and Statistics, 2010
- "The Private Market for Long-Term Care Insurance in the United States: A Review of the Evidence." J. Brown, A. Finkelstein, Journal of Risk and Insurance, (76) March: 1 5-29 2009
- "Discounting State and Local Pension Liabilities." J. Brown, D. Wilcox, The American Economic Review, May: 2009
- "Neighbors Matter: Causal Community Effects and Stock Market Participation." J. Brown, Z. Ivkovich, P. Smith, S. Weisbenner, Journal of Finance, (63) June: 3 1509-1531 2008