Department of Economics
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Selected Publications, Reports, Presentations and Testimony
Updated 24-Feb-2014

Jeffrey E. Harris, Beatriz G. López-Valcárcel, Patricia Barber, and Vicente Ortún, Efficiency versus Equity in the Allocation of Medical Specialty Training Positions in Spain: A Health Policy Simulation Based on a Discrete Choice Model. National Bureau of Economic Research, Working Paper No. 19896, February 2014.

Jeffrey E. Harris, Ana Inés Balsa, and Patricia Triunfo, Tobacco Control Campaign in Uruguay: Impact on Smoking Cessation during Pregnancy. National Bureau of Economic Research, Working Paper No. 19878, January 2014. [Campaña antitabaco en Uruguay: Impacto en la decisión de dejar de fumar durante el embarazo y en el peso al nacer: Universidad de Montevideo Facultad de Ciencias Empresariales y Economía, Working paper UM_CEE_2014-01, Universidad de la República Facultad de Ciencias Sociales, Documento No. 01/14]

Beatriz González López-Valcárcel, Vicente Ortún, Patricia Barber, and Jeffrey E. Harris, Importantes diferencias entre Facultades de Medicina. Implicaciones para la Medicina Familiar y Comunitaria. Atención Primaria 2013 (in press).

Beatriz González López-Valcárcel, Vicente Ortún, Patricia Barber, Jeffrey E. Harris, and B. Garcia, Ranking Spain's Medical Schools by their performance in the national residency examination. Revista Clínica Española 2013 (Dec); 213(9):428-34.

Marcelo Hernández, Jeffrey Harris destacó las medidas adoptadas por el país desde 2005 a la fecha: "Tienen una política antitabaco muy buena, es un ejemplo a seguir." La República (Uruguay) 2013 (15-Aug)

Tania Herrera, Científico de MIT: "Políticas anti-tabaco en Chile sí funcionarán." Hoy x Hoy (Chile) 2013 (9-Jul); 10.

Jeffrey E. Harris, Beatriz González López-Valcárcel, Vicente Ortún, and Patricia Barber, Specialty choice in times of economic crisis: a cross-sectional survey of Spanish medical students. BMJ Open 2013; 3:e002051 (posted online 13-Feb) doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2012-002051.

Winston Abascal, Elba Esteves, Beatriz Goja, Franco González Mora, Ana Lorenzo, Amanda Sica, Patricia Triunfo, and Jeffrey E Harris, Tobacco control campaign in Uruguay: a population-based trend analysis. Lancet 2012 (posted online 14-Sep); doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(12)60826-5.

Jeffrey E. Harris, Why We Don't Have an AIDS Vaccine, and How We Can Develop One. Health Affairs 2009; 28(6):1642-54.

P. Dizikes, 3 Questions: Jeffrey Harris on why we still don't have an HIV vaccine. MIT News 2009 (4-Nov)

Jeffrey Harris, "La Reforma Sanitaria Americana Desde el Ojo de la Tormenta," Economía y Salud 2009; 66:5-8.

"Jeffrey Harris: Investigador de economía de la salud del MIT." Revista El Digital, Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. 29-Jun-2009.

Jeffrey E. Harris and Sandra Sosa-Rubí, "Impact of 'Seguro Popular' on Prenatal Visits in Mexico, 2002-2005: Latent Class Model of Count Data with a Discrete Endogenous Variable," Cambridge MA: National Bureau of Economic Research, Working Paper No. 14995, May 2009.

Sandra Sosa-Rubí, Omar Galárraga, and Jeffrey E. Harris, "Heterogeneous Impact of the "Seguro Popular" Program on the Utilization of Obstetrical Services in Mexico, 2001-2006: A Multinomial Probit Model with a Discrete Endogenous Variable," Journal of Health Economics 2009; 28: 20-34 (published online 28-Aug-2008).

Sergio Bautista-Arredondo, Paola Gadsden, Jeffrey E. Harris, and Stefano M. Bertozzi, "Optimizing Resource Allocation for HIV/AIDS Prevention Programs: An Analytical Framework." AIDS 2008; 22(suppl 2):S1-S8.

Jeffrey E. Harris and Beatriz González López-Valcárcel, "Asymmetric peer effects in the analysis of cigarette smoking among young people in the United States, 1992-1999." Journal of Health Economics, 2008; 27: 249-264 (published online 3-Dec-2007).

Sandra Sosa-Rubi, Omar Galárraga, and Jeffrey E. Harris, "Heterogeneous Impact of the "Seguro Popular" Program on the Utilization of Obstetrical Services in Mexico, 2001-2006: A Multinomial Probit Model with a Discrete Endogenous Variable," Cambridge MA: National Bureau of Economic Research, Working Paper No. 13498, October 2007.

"El papel del economista en la formación de la política sanitaria." COMLP: Ilustre Colegio Oficial de Médicos de Las Palmas, January 2007.

"Por qué no hemos desarrollado una vacuna contra el SIDA?" Insituto Nacional de Salud Pública, Cuernavaca, Mexico, January 2006.

"Jeff Harris, profesor visitante en la Facultad de Medicina." Universidad Francisco Marroquin, Guatemala City, Guatemala, July 2005.

Jeffrey E. Harris, Written Direct Testimony, United States v. Philip Morris, October 4, 2004

Jeffrey E. Harris, "Incomplete Compensation Does Not Imply Reduced Harm: Yields of 40 Smoke Toxicants per Milligram Nicotine in Regular Filter versus Low Tar Cigarettes in the 1999 Massachusetts Benchmark Study," Nicotine and Tobacco Research 2004 (October); 6: 797-807.

Jeffrey E. Harris and Beatriz González López-Valcárcel, "Asymmetric Social Interaction in Economics: Cigarette Smoking among Young People in the United States, 1992-1999." Cambridge MA: National Bureau of Economic Research, Working Paper No. 10409, April 2004.

Jeffrey E. Harris, Michael J. Thun, Alison M. Mondul, and Eugenia E. Calle, "Cigarette Tar Yields in Relation to Mortality from Lung Cancer in the Cancer Prevention Study II Prospective Cohort, 1982-8," British Medical Journal 2004 (January 10); 328: 72-76. (Abridged print version)

Jeffrey E. Harris, "Smoke Yields of Tobacco-Specific Nitrosamines in Relation to FTC Tar Level and Cigarette Manufacturer: Analysis of the Massachusetts Benchmark Study," Public Health Reports 2001 (July-Aug); 116: 336-343.

Jeffrey E. Harris, "Re: Comparison of three management strategies for patients with atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance: baseline results from a randomized trial." Journal of the National Cancer Institute 2001 (June 20); 93:50.

Lois Biener, Jeffrey E. Harris, and William Hamilton, "Impact of the Massachusetts Tobacco Control Programme: Population Based Trend Analysis." British Medical Journal 2000 (August 5); 321: 351-354. (Detail)

Draft Status Report on the Massachusetts Tobacco Control Campaign, With a Preliminary Calculation of the Impact of the Campaign on Total Health Care Spending in Massachusetts, October 11, 1999.

Jeffrey E. Harris and Sandra W. Chan, "The Continuum of Addiction: Cigarette Smoking in Relation to Price Among Americans Aged 15-29," Health Economics Letters 1998; 2:3-12. Reprinted in Health Economics, 1999; 8: 81-86.

Gregory N. Connolly and Jeffrey E. Harris, "Evaluating Antismoking Advertising Campaigns," (letter) Journal of the American Medical Association 1998 (Sept. 16); 280: 964. (JAMA OnLine)

Jeffrey E. Harris, Effect of a Proposed Amendment to Section 405 of the National Tobacco Policy and Youth Smoking Act (S.1415MGR.3, Managers' Amended Version) to Make Tobacco Manufacturers' Payments Non-Tax-Deductible. Prepared at the Request of the Staff of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, June 6, 1998.

Jeffrey E. Harris, Prepared Statement Before the Senate Democratic Task Force on Tobacco, Sen. Kent Conrad (D-ND), Chairman. Washington DC, May 13, 1998.

Jeffrey E. Harris, The Price of Cigarettes and the Profits of Cigarette Manufacturers with and without Federal Intervention, 1997-2006. A Report to the American Cancer Society, May 11, 1998.

Jeffrey E. Harris, Economic Analysis of Proposed Legislation, Prepared at the request of the Staff of Sen. Kent Conrad, January 31, 1998.

William DuMouchel and Jeffrey Harris, "Comment on `Publication Bias in Meta-Analysis,' by Givens, Smith and Tweedie," Statistical Science 1997; 12:244-5.

Jeffrey E. Harris, Written Testimony Before the Subcommittee on Courts and Intellectual Property, Committee of the Judiciary, U.S. House of Representatives. Oversight Hearing on "Attorneys Fees and the Proposed Global Tobacco Settlement," and Oral Testimony, Washington, DC, December 10, 1997.

Jeffrey E. Harris, Prepared Statement Before the Senate Democratic Task Force on Tobacco, Sen. Kent Conrad (D-ND), Chairman. Washington DC, October 21, 1997.

Jeffrey E. Harris, Cigarette Smoking Practices, Smoking-Related Diseases, and the Costs of Tobacco-Related Disability Among Currently Living U.S. Veterans, Report Commissioned by the Department of Veterans Affairs Assistant Secretary for Policy and Planning, Revised September 15, 1997.

Jeffrey E. Harris, Written Testimony Before the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Hearings on the Tobacco Settlement and the Future of the Tobacco Industry and Transcript of Proceedings, Washington DC, September 11, 1997

Jeffrey E. Harris, Written Testimony Before the Senate Judiciary Committee Hearings on the "Proposed Global Tobacco Settlement: Who Benefits," with Oral Testimony and Additional Questions by Senator Kennedy and Answers by Dr. Jeffrey Harris for the Written Record Washington, DC, July 30, 1997.

Jeffrey E. Harris, Prepared Remarks at the American Cancer Society's Press Conference on the Proposed Tobacco Industry-Wide Resolution, Washington DC, July 24, 1997.

Jeffrey E. Harris, Comments on: "Proposed Resolution: For Settlement Discussion Purposes Only. 6/20/97, 3:00 p.m. DRAFT." 68pp. Commissioned by the American Cancer Society, June 26, 1997.

Jeffrey E. Harris, Testimony Before the Mass. Dept. of Public Health Concerning Proposed Regulations to Implement Massachusetts General Laws chapt. 94, section 307A (Cigarette Ingredient Disclosure), January 30, 1997.

Jeffrey E. Harris, "American Cigarette Manufacturers' Ability to Pay Damages: Overview and a Rough Calculation," Tobacco Control, 5 (1996): 292-294. (TC Online)

Jeffrey E. Harris, Gregory N. Connolly, Daniel Brooks, et al., "Cigarette Smoking Before and After an Excise-Tax Increase and Anti-Smoking Campaign - Massachusetts, 1990-1996," Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, 45 (1996): 966-70.

Jeffrey E. Harris, "Cigarette Smoke Components and Disease: Cigarette Smoke is Far More Than a Triad of 'Tar,' Nicotine, and Carbon Monoxide," Chapter 5 in The FTC Cigarette Test Method for Determining Tar, Nicotine, and Carbon Monoxide Yields of U.S. Cigarettes: Report of the NCI Expert Committee. Smoking and Tobacco Control Monograph No. 7, Bethesda, MD: National Cancer Institute, 1996, pp. 59-70.

Jeffrey E. Harris, "A Working Model for Predicting the Consumption and Revenue Impacts of Large Increases in the U.S. Federal Cigarette Excise Tax," Working Paper No. 4803, National Bureau of Economic Research, Cambridge, MA., July, 1994.

Jeffrey E. Harris, The Health-Care Costs of Cigarette Smoking. Testimony Before the Committee on Ways and Means, U.S. House of Representatives, Washington, D.C., November 18, 1993.

Jeffrey E. Harris, "A Death on Court: Lewis' Stress Tests May Hold Key" (feature), Boston Globe, August 1, 1993.

Jeffrey E. Harris, "Overview and Major Considerations in the Toxicity Testing of Low Ignition-Potential Cigarettes," Chapter B in: Toxicity Testing Plan for Low Ignition-Potential Cigarettes. Vol. 5 of Final Report: Fire Safe Cigarette Act of 1990 (Washington D.C.: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, August 1993).

Jeffrey E. Harris, "Cigarettes Can Take a Substantial Tax" (letter), New York Times, July 11, 1993.

Jeffrey E. Harris, "Two Bucks Will Finance Health Care for 10 Million" (op-ed), New York Times, June 4, 1993.

Jeffrey E. Harris, Deadly Choices: Coping with Health Risks in Everyday Life (New York: Basic Books, 1993): 269pp. ISBN 0-465-02889-6.

Stefano Bertozzi and Jeffrey Harris, "When is HIV Screening of Blood for Transfusion Cost-Effective? Two Models for Use in Africa" (abstract), VIII International Meeting on AIDS (Florence, Italy, June, 1991).

Jeffrey E. Harris, "The New Economics of AIDS" (editorial), U.S. News and World Report, August 13, 1990: 56.

Jeffrey E. Harris, "Research Versus Action" (editorial), National Research Council Op-Ed Service, June 26, 1990. [St. Louis Post-Dispatch, New Haven Register, Des Moines Register, Topeka Capital-Journal, San Antonio Express News, Ann Arbor News, Tulsa World, and other newpapers].

Jeffrey E. Harris, "The AIDS Epidemic: Recent Trends and Future Prospects," in Vivian Fransen , ed., Proceedings: AIDS Prevention and Services Workshop (Princeton, N.J.: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 1990): 22-28.

Jeffrey E. Harris, "Reporting Delays and the Incidence of AIDS," Journal of the American Statistical Association 85 (1990): 915-24.

Jeffrey E. Harris, "Environmental Policy Making: Act Now or Wait for More Information?" in: P. Brett Hammond and Rob Coppock , eds., Valuing Health Risks, Costs, and Benefits for Environmental Decision Making (Washington, D.C.: National Academy Press, 1990): 107-33.

Jeffrey E. Harris, "Improved Short-Term Survival of AIDS Patients Initially Diagnosed with Pneumocystis carinii Pneumonia, 1984 through 1987," Journal of the American Medical Association 263 (1990): 397-402.

Jeffrey E. Harris, "Trends in Smoking-Attributable Mortality," Chapter 3 in: Reducing the Health Consequences of Smoking, 25 Years of Progress: A Report of the Surgeon General (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 1989): 117-169.

Jeffrey E. Harris, "The Incubation Period for Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV-1)," in: Ruth Kulstad, ed., AIDS 1988: AAAS Symposia Papers (Washington, D.C.: American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1989): 67-74.

Jeffrey E. Harris, "Social and Economic Causes of Cancer," in: John Bunker, Deana S. Gomby, and Barbara H. Kehrer, eds., Pathways to Health: The Role of Social Factors (Menlo Park, Cal.: Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, 1989): 165-216.

Jeffrey E. Harris, "Heterosexual AIDS: What to Watch For," FAS Public Interest Report (Journal of the Federation of American Scientists) 41 (1988): 2-3.

Jeffrey E. Harris, "Who Should Profit from Cigarettes?" (editorial), New York Times, Sunday Business Forum, March 15, 1987.

Jeffrey E. Harris, "The AIDS Epidemic: Looking into the 1990s," Technology Review 90 (1987): 58-62.

Jeffrey E. Harris, "Defensive Medicine: It Costs, But Does It Work?" (editorial), Journal of the American Medical Association 257 (1987): 2801-2.

Jeffrey E. Harris, "The 1983 Increase in the Federal Excise Tax on Cigarettes," in Larry Summers, ed., Tax Policy and the Economy 1 (1987): 87-111.

Jeffrey E. Harris, "Biomedical Research and Development: Measuring the Returns on Investment," Commissioned paper, National Academy of Sciences, Committee on Science, Engineering and Public Policy. (Washington, D.C.: National Academy of Sciences, 1986).

Jeffrey E. Harris, "How Many Doctors are Enough?" Health Affairs 5 (1986): 73-83.

Jeffrey E. Harris, "On the Fairness of Cigarette Excise Taxation," in The Cigarette Excise Tax (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University, 1985): 106-111.

Jeffrey E. Harris, "Competition Among Doctors: Comment on Satterthwaite," in Robert Inman, ed., Managing the Service Economy (New York: Cambridge University Press, 1985): 268-72.

Jeffrey E. Harris, "Aaron and Schwartz's Painful Prescription: Rationing Hospital Care" (book review), Journal of Economic Literature 23 (1985): 52-54.

Jeffrey E. Harris and Sam Shapiro, "Trends in Low Birthweight," in: Institute of Medicine, Committee to Study the Prevention of Low Birthweight, Preventing Low Birthweight (Washington, D.C.: National Academy Press, 1985): 94-112, 252-265.

Jeffrey E. Harris, "Macro-Experiments Versus Micro-Experiments for Health Policy," in: Jerry Hausman and David Wise, eds., Social Experimentation (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1985): 145-85.

Jeffrey E. Harris, "More Data on Tax Policy," in: Dean R. Gerstein, ed., Toward the Prevention of Alcohol Problems (Washington, D.C.: National Academy Press, 1984): 33-38.

Jeffrey E. Harris, Starr's "Social transformation of American medicine" (Book Review), Social Science and Medicine 17 (1983): 1927-28.

Jeffrey E. Harris, "Diesel Emissions and Lung Cancer" (with Comment and Reply), Risk Analysis 3: (1983): 83-100, 139-46.

Jeffrey E. Harris, "Cigarette Smoking Among Successive Birth Cohorts of Men and Women in the United States During 1900-80," Journal of the National Cancer Institute 71 (1983): 473-79.

William H. DuMouchel and Jeffrey E. Harris, "Bayes Methods for Combining the Results of Cancer Studies in Humans and Other Species" (with Comment and Rejoinder) Journal of the American Statistical Association 78 (1983): 293-308, 313-15.

Jeffrey E. Harris, "Prenatal Medical Care and Infant Mortality," in Victor Fuchs ed., Economic Aspects of Health (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1982): 15-52.

Jeffrey E. Harris, "Increasing the Federal Excise Tax on Cigarettes," Journal of Health Economics 1 (1982): 117-20.

Jeffrey E. Harris and William H. DuMouchel, "Nonsmoking Wives of Heavy Smokers Have a Higher Risk of Lung Cancer" (letter), British Medical Journal 283 (1981): 915.

Jeffrey E. Harris, Potential Risk of Lung Cancer from Diesel Engine Emissions (Washington, D.C.: National Academy of Sciences, 1981): 78 pages.

Jeffrey E. Harris , "Commentary," in Mark Pauly, ed., National Health Insurance: What Now, What Later, What Never? (Washington, D.C.: American Enterprise Institute, 1980): 264-69.

Jeffrey E. Harris, "Public Policy Issues in the Promotion of Less Hazardous Cigarettes," in Gio Gori and Fred Bock, eds., A Safe Cigarette? Banbury Report 3 (Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y.: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, 1980): 333-40.

Jeffrey E. Harris, "Patterns of Cigarette Smoking," in The Health Consequences of Smoking for Women, A Report of the Surgeon General (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 1980): 15-42.

Jeffrey E. Harris, "Taxing Tar and Nicotine," American Economic Review 70 (1980): 300-11.

Jeffrey E. Harris, "Cigarette Smoking and the Decline in Coronary Heart Disease Mortality," in Richard Havlik and Manning Feinleib, eds., Proceedings of the Conference on the Decline in Coronary Heart Disease Mortality (Washington, D.C.: National Institutes of Health, 1979): 212-14.

Jeffrey E. Harris, "Cigarette Smoking in the United States, 1950-1978," in Smoking and Health, A Report of the Surgeon General (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, 1979): A1-A29.

Jeffrey E. Harris, "Regulation and Internal Control in Hospitals," Bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine 55 (1979): 88-103.

Jeffrey E. Harris, "Pricing Rules for Hospitals," Bell Journal of Economics 10 (1979): 224-43.

D.J. Greenblatt, P.J. Gross, J. Harris, et al., "Fatal Hyperthermia Following Haloperidol Therapy of Sedative-Hypnotic Withdrawal," Journal of Clinical Psychiatry 39 (1978): 673-75.

Jeffrey E. Harris, "Les adultes fumant des cigarettes aux États-Unis avaient été sensibles aux messages concernant les effets du tabagisme sur la santé." in: Colloque Bernard Gregory: 'Science et Decision.' Paris: CNRS, 1978; pp. 17-18.

Jeffrey E. Harris, "The Internal Organization of Hospitals: Some Economic Implications," Bell Journal of Economics 8 (1977): 467-82. [Reprinted in R.D. Luke and J.C. Bauer, eds., Issues in Health Economics (Aspen Systems Press, 1982); and A.R. Kovner and D. Neuhauser, eds., Health Services Management: Readings and Commentary, 3rd edition (Health Administration Press, 1987).]

Jeffrey E. Harris, "Fuchs' Who Shall Live? Health, Economics, and Social Choice" (book review), Bell Journal of Economics 7 (1976): 340-43.

Oliver Williamson, Michael Wachter, and Jeffrey E. Harris, "Understanding the Employment Relation: The Analysis of Idiosyncratic Exchange," Bell Journal of Economics 6 (1975): 250-78 [Reprinted in: O. Williamson, Markets and Hierarchies: Analysis and Antitrust Implications (Free Press, 1976); and L. Putterham, ed., The Economic Nature of the Firm: A Reader (Cambridge University Press, 1986).]

Jeffrey E. Harris and Martin Morad, "The Effect of Ca-K Interaction on the Plateau of the Cardiac Action Potential," Physiologist 14 (1974): 150.