Michael (Misha) Dworsky is an associate economist at the RAND Corporation. His primary research interests are in health economics, labor economics, public finance, and the economics of insurance. Much of his work at RAND is centered on Workers' Compensation and Health Insurance. He led a study for the state of California that estimated how the Great Recession affected earnings losses for workers with permanently disabling occupational injuries and evaluated how the business cycle affects the adequacy of permanent disability benefits in Workers' Compensation. He is also studying how the quality of occupational health care affects return to work and other economic outcomes for workers with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. In addition to research on workers' compensation and occupational health, Dworsky is leading a study funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation evaluating the impact of the Affordable Care Act Medicaid expansion on insurance coverage, access to care, and health among low-income adults. He also conducts methodological research on causal inference and the use of survey data to measure health status. Dworsky received his Ph.D. in economics from Stanford University.
Michael Dworsky, The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Workers' Compensation Leaders Research Colloquium, December 11, 2014: Proceedings, RAND Corporation (CF-333), 2015
Michael Dworsky, Lloyd Dixon, The Impact on Workers' Compensation Insurance Markets of Allowing the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act to Expire, RAND Corporation (RR-643), 2014