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 currently studying the efficiency of the Texas workers' compensation market and the quality of occupational health care. In addition to research on workers' compensation and occupational health, Dworsky has conducted several studies evaluating the impact of the Affordable Care Act Medicaid expansion on outcomes for low-income adults, hospital utilization, and state finances. 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.
Teryl Nuckols, Craig Conlon, Michael Robbins, Michael Dworsky, Julie Lai, Carol P. Roth, Barbara Levitan, Seth Seabury, Rachana Seelam, and Steven M. Asch, "Quality of Care for Work-Associated Carpal Tunnel Syndrome," Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 59(1):47-53, 2017
Michael Dworsky, Seth A. Seabury, Frank W. Neuhauser, Ujwal Kharel, Roald Euller, Benefits and Earnings Losses for Permanently Disabled Workers in California: Trends Through the Great Recession and Impacts of Recent Reforms, RAND Corporation (RR-1229), 2016
Michael Dworsky, Christine Eibner, The Effect of the 2014 Medicaid Expansion on Insurance Coverage for Newly Eligible Childless Adults, RAND Corporation (RR-1736-RWJF), 2016
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