Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs
Friday, April 22, 2016

Fletcher receives Health Economics author award

Fletcher receives Health Economics author award

Professor Jason Fletcher of the La Follette School of Public Affairs received a 2016 Distinguished Author Award from Health Economics for making a significant contribution to the journal. He was honored for papers published the previous two years.

In 2014, Fletcher had two papers published in Health Economics: “The effects of childhood ADHD on adult labor market outcomes,” and “Increasing our understanding of the health-income gradient in children” with La Follette colleague Barbara Wolfe, the Richard A. Easterlin Professor of Economics, Population Health Sciences, and Public Affairs.

The 2015 issue of Health Economics included the paper “Non-linear effects of soda taxes on consumption and weight outcomes,” written by Fletcher, David E. Frisvold of the University of Iowa and Nathan Tefft of Bates College.

Fletcher, who recently was promoted to full professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, also received one of the first Distinguished Author Awards in 2012, when he was an assistant professor of public health at Yale University. He is an affiliate of UW-Madison’s Center for Demography and Ecology, Institute for Research on Poverty, and Center for Demography on Health and Aging.