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Anita Mukherjee

Anita Mukherjee
Associate Professor | Risk and Insurance
Richard G. and Julie J. Diermeier Professor in Business
Grainger Hall

Biography

Professor Anita Mukherjee joined the Wisconsin School of Business after completing her Ph.D. in Applied Economics at The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. Professor Mukherjee conducts research on household finance, retirement, and aging. She also has a stream of research using applied microeconomics to inform public policy related to prisons and the opioid crisis. Her research covers both the US and emerging markets.

Professor Mukherjee holds an M.S. in Management Science and Engineering, a B.S. in Mathematics, and a B.A. in Economics, all from Stanford University. Prior to enrolling at Wharton, she spent two years working as a consultant at Oliver Wyman, in the company’s financial services arm, in New York.

Research

Selected Published Journal Articles

Bavafa, H. & Mukherjee, A. & Welch, T. (2023). Inequality in the golden years: Wealth gradients in disability-free and work-free longevity in the United States Journal of Health Economics

Goodman, L. & Mukherjee, A. & Ramnath, S. (2023). Set it and forget it? Financing retirement in an age of defaults Journal of Financial Economics

Doleac, J. & Mukherjee, A. (2022). The Effects of Naloxone Access Laws on Opioid Abuse, Mortality, and Crime Journal of Law and Economics

Mukherjee, A. & Cole, S. & Tobacman, J. (2021). Targeting Weather Insurance Markets Journal of Risk and Insurance

Mukherjee, A. (2021). Impacts of Private Prison Contracting on Time Served and Recidivism American Economic Journal: Economic Policy

Boudot-Reddy, C. & Mukherjee, A. (2021). Improving the adoption of household health products: A sales experiment with chlorine tablets Health Economics

Liu, J. & Mukherjee, A. (2021). Medicaid and long-term care: The effects of penalizing strategic asset transfers Journal of Risk and Insurance

Mukherjee, A. (2020). Intergenerational Altruism and Retirement Transfers: Evidence from the Social Security Notch Journal of Human Resources

Liu, J. & Mukherjee, A. (2020). Medicaid and Long-Term Care: Do Eligibility Rules Impact Asset Holdings? Journal of Risk and Insurance

Bavafa, H. & Liu, J. & Mukherjee, A. (2019). Building Financial and Health Literacy at Older Ages: The Role of Online Information Journal of Consumer Affairs

Bavafa, H. & Mukherjee, A. (2019). The Burgeoning Health Care Needs of Aging Prisoners American Economic Association: Papers and Proceedings

Mukherjee, A. (2018). Perspective piece on “Organizing old age pensions for India’s unorganized workers: A case study of a sector-driven approach”, by Narayana Muttur Ranganathan The Journal of the Economics of Ageing

Eggleston, K. & Mukherjee, A. (2018). Financing longevity: The economics of pensions, health, and long-term care: Introduction to the special issue The Journal of the Economics of Ageing

Mukherjee, A. (2018). Time and Money: Social Security Benefits and Intergenerational Transfers American Economic Association: Papers and Proceedings

Mitchell, O. & Mukherjee, A. (2016). Assessing the Demand for Micropensions among India’s Poor The Journal of the Economics of Ageing

Mukherjee, A. & Sacks, D. & Yoo, H. The Effects of the Opioid Crisis on Employment: Evidence from Labor Market Flows Journal of Human Resources

Presentations

NBER Summer Institute, Law and Economics (2023) Cruel and Unusual Punishment: Violence from Unmitigated Heat in Prison

NBER Program on Aging (2022) Set it and Forget it? Financing Retirement in an Age of Defaults

Teaching

Undergraduate Courses

Business Analytics I (2 sections) (BUS 365), Fall 2014.

Business Analytics I (2 sections) (BUS 365), Spring 2015.

Business Analytics I (6 sections) (BUS 365), Fall 2015.

Business Analytics I (BUS 306), Fall 2016.
This course is designed to develop quantitative intuition through practical applications and use of analysis tools. Specifically,emphasis will be on how to manage,summarize,explore,and visualize databases. The essentials of probability will be introdu

Business Analytics I (BUS 306), Fall 2017.
This course is designed to develop quantitative intuition through practical applications and use of analysis tools. Specifically,emphasis will be on how to manage,summarize,explore,and visualize databases. The essentials of probability will be introdu

Business Analytics I (BUS 306), Fall 2018.
Development of quantitative intuition through practical applications and use of analysis tools. Specifically,emphasis will be on how to manage,summarize,explore,and visualize databases. The essentials of probability will be introduced and applied to d

Business Analytics I (BUS 306), Fall 2020.
Development of quantitative intuition through practical applications and use of analysis tools. Specifically, emphasis will be on how to manage, summarize, explore, and visualize databases. The essentials of probability will be introduced and applied to decision problems where there is uncertainty. Emphasis on hypothesis testing and regression analysis and include an introduction to simulation methods. Throughout, attention will be paid to effective communication of data analysis. The use of business cases will connect the course material to both real world settings and recent advances in data analysis, including big data and data mining. Enroll Info: None

Service

Professional Organizations

American Economic Association

American Risk and Insurance Association

Risk Theory Society

Editorial and Reviewing Activities

Journal of Pension Economics and Finance – Since August 2023
Editor

American Economic Review – Since January 2021

Quarterly Journal of Economics – Since January 2021

American Economic Review: Insights – Since January 2021

Review of Economics and Statistics – Since January 2020

Journal of Health Economics – Since January 2020

American Economic Journal: Economic Policy – Since January 2018

American Economic Journal: Applied Economics – Since January 2016

Journal of Risk and Insurance – Since January 2015

Journal of Economics of Ageing – Since January 2015

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