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The Department of Economics specializes in microeconomic theory, macroeconomics, applied economics, and econometrics.


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Cost kept Texans from enrolling in Affordable Care Act health insurance

Half of Texans who are eligible for premium subsidies under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and who looked for health plans in the ACA's Health Insurance Marketplace said cost was the main reason they didn’t enroll in a plan. That’s just one of the findings in a report released July 8 by Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy and the Episcopal Health Foundation.

Almost all Texans knew about the Health Insurance Marketplace during open enrollment

Almost all adult Texans were aware of the Affordable Care Act's Health Insurance Marketplace before the open-enrollment period ended March 31, according to a report released June 11 by Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy and the Episcopal Health Foundation.

Survey: Larger percentage of Texas Hispanics have enrolled in the Health Insurance Marketplace

Texas Hispanics were more than twice as likely as whites to have enrolled in health insurance plans offered through the Affordable Care Act's Health Insurance Marketplace between September 2013 and March 2014, according to a report released May 9 by Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy and the Episcopal Health Foundation.

Survey: Percent of uninsured Texans has declined since September 2013

The percentage of uninsured adults ages 18 to 64 in Texas declined from 24.8 to 23.5 between September 2013 and March 2014, according to a report released April 16 by Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy and the Episcopal Health Foundation. The decrease in uninsured appears to be attributable to an increase in employer-sponsored health insurance.

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