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Marjorie Baldwin

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Marjorie L. Baldwin is Professor in the Department of Economics and Director of the Master of Health Sector Management program in the W. P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University. Professor Baldwin is a health economist who has devoted a major part of her career to studying work disability and disability-related discrimination. She is the author or co-author of more than 50 articles and book chapters. Professor Baldwin has been a principal investigator for major studies of the costs and outcomes of work-related injuries, as well as studies of labor market discrimination against persons with serious mental illness, and persons with substance use disorders. She has applied the techniques of economic evaluations to study workers’ compensation health care networks, chiropractic care for occupational back pain, pre-transplant screening of patients wait-listed for kidney transplant, and health and wellness programs for senior citizens.  Her research has been supported by the National Institute of Mental Health, National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, National Institute of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, and the Northwestern/University of Chicago Joint Center for Poverty Research. She is a member of the National Academy of Social Insurance, where she is incoming chair of the Workers’ Compensation Data Study Panel. She also holds an appointment as Visiting Professor at the Centre d'Etudes de Populations de Pauvreté et de Politiques Socio-Économiques in Luxembourg.


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Relevant Publications:


“Labor Market Discrimination Against Men with Disabilities in the Year of the A.D.A.,” with William G. Johnson.  Southern Economic Journal 66 (January 2000): 548-566.

“A Hierarchical Theory of Occupational Segregation and Wage Discrimination,” with Richard J. Butler and William G. Johnson.  Economic Inquiry 29 (January 2001): 94-110.

“Cost Effectiveness Studies of Medical and Chiropractic Care for Occupational Low Back Pain: A Critical Review of the Literature,” with Pierre Côté, John Frank, and William G. Johnson.  The Spine Journal 1 (March-April 2001): 138-147.

“Worker Heterogeneity and Return to Work: Low Back Claims in Workers’ Compensation,” with Richard J. Butler and William G. Johnson.  Review of Economics and Statistics 83 (November 2001): 708-716.

“A Note on Job Mobility Among Workers with Disabilities,” with Edward J. Schumacher.  Industrial Relations 41 (July 2002): 430-441.

“Effects of Provider Networks on Health Care Costs for Workers with Short-Term Injuries,” with William G. Johnson and Steven C. Marcus.  Medical Care 40 (August 2002): 686-695.

“Early Patterns of Care for Occupational Back Pain,” with Pierre Côté and William G. Johnson. Spine 30 (2005): 581-587.

“Perceived and. Measured Stigma Among Workers with Serious Mental Disorders,” with Steven C. Marcus. Psychiatric Services 57 (March 2006): 388-392.

“The Effects of Occupational Injures After Returns to Work: Work Absences and Losses of On-the-Job Productivity,” with Richard J. Butler and William G. Johnson.  Journal of Risk and Insurance 73 (June 2006): 309-334.

“Does Network Care Prolong Work Absences?” with William G. Johnson and Tricia J. Johnson.  Industrial Relations 45 (July 2006): 348-376.

“Labor Market Outcomes of Persons with Mental Disorders,” with Steven C. Marcus. Industrial Relations 46 (July 2007): 481-510.

“Self-Reported Severity Measures as Predictors of Return-to-Work Outcomes for Occupational Back Pain,” with Richard J. Butler, Pierre Côté and William G. Johnson.  Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation 17 (December 2007): 683-700. Abstracted in The American Academy of Pain Management e-newsletter Currents: Pain Management News and Research,

"Patterns of Sick-Leave and Health Outcomes in Injured Workers with Back Pain," with Pierre Côté, John Frank, William G. Johnson, and Richard J. Butler. European Spine Journal 17 (April 2008): 484-493.

“Post-Injury Work Incentives Revisited,” with Ju-Chin Huang and Karen Smith Conway. Southern Economic Journal.  76 (July 2009): 47-66.

"Job Loss Discrimination and Former Substance Use Disorders," with Steven C. Marcus and Jeffrey DeSimone. Drug and Alcohol Dependence. 110 (July 2010): 1-7.

"Disability Risk Management and Post-Injury Employment of Workers with Back Pain," with Richard J. Butler, William G. Johnson, and Pierre Côté. Forthcoming in Risk Management and Insurance Review.