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Inas Kelly - Loyola Marymount University. Los Angeles, CA, US

Inas Kelly

Professor and Chair of Economics | Loyola Marymount University


Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts



Inas Kelly Publication




COVID-19: A Panel on the Historic, Social, Economic, and Biological Dimensions of the Pandemic



Inas Kelly is an applied microeconomist at Loyola Marymount University and a research associate in the Health Economics program at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER). Her primary fields are health economics, labor economics, and public policy. She was Co-Editor-in-Chief of the peer-reviewed Elsevier journal Economics and Human Biology from January 2013 to January 2018 and is Co-Editor of the Oxford Handbook of Economics and Human Biology.

Education (2)

The Graduate Center, City University of New York: PhD, Economics 2004

Dissertation Topic: Essays in the Economics of Obesity Fields of Specialization: Health Economics, Labor Economics, Public Finance

Queens College of the City University of New York: B.A., Economics 2000

Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Minors: Mathematics, Business and Liberal Arts.

Areas of Expertise (4)

Applied Microeconomics

Labor Economics

Health Economics

Public Policy

Affiliations (7)

  • Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research
  • Fellow, Schaeffer Center, University of Southern California
  • American Economic Association
  • American Society of Health Economists
  • Eastern Economic Association
  • International Health Economics Association
  • Southern Economic Association

Event Appearances (5)

Economic Incentives Surrounding Fertility: Evidence from Alaska’s Permanent Fund Dividend

California State University Long Beach  February 2020

Economic Growth and Renewable and Non-Renewable Energy Consumption: Evidence from the U.S. States

Loyola Marymount University Economics Department Brown Bag  April 2019

You Can’t Be Too Rich But You Can Be Too Thin

Center for Health Economics and Policy Studies, San Diego State University  January 2018

Earnings Gaps for Conspicuous Characteristics: Evidence from Indonesia

Allied Social Science Associations Conference, Philadelphia, PA  January 2018

Please See CV for a complete listing of Event Appearances.

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Courses (4)


ECON 3300

Research Experience in ECON

ECON 3998

Health Economics

ECON 4580

Economic Development

ECON 4740

Articles (9)

How Does Body Mass Index Affect Economic Growth? A Comparative Analysis of Countries by Levels of Economic Development

Economics and Human Biology

with Dhaval Dave and Nadia Doytch

34:58-73, August 2019.

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Earnings Gaps for Conspicuous Characteristics: Evidence from Indonesia

Southern Economic Journal

Ahsan, Md Nazmul; Kelly, Inas R.

85(1): 121-141, July 2018.

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The Shock of Falling Among Older Americans

The Journal of the Economics of Ageing

Kelly, Inas R.

Forthcoming, Available online June 9, 2017

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Nutrient Intake: A Cross-National Analysis of Trends and Economic Determinants

Social Science and Medicine

Dave, Dhaval; Doytch, Nadia; Kelly, Inas R

158: 158-167, June 2016

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The Impact of Early Occupational Choice on Health Behaviors

Review of Economics of the Household

Kelly, Inas R.; Dave Dhaval; Sindelar, Jody; Gallo, William

12(4): 737-770, December 2014

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Who Pays the Bar Tab? Beer Consumption and Economic Growth in the U.S.

Economic Inquiry

Cesur, Resul; Kelly, Inas R.

52(1):477-494, January 2014

The Benefits of Breastfeeding Across the Early Years of Childhood

Journal of Human Capital

Belfield, Clive; Kelly, Inas R.

6(3): 251-277, Fall 2012

Exposure to Food Advertising on Television: Associations with Children's Fast Food and Soft Drink Consumption and Obesity

Economics and Human Biology

Andreyeva, Tatiana; Kelly, Inas R; Harris, Jennifer

9(3): 221-233, July 2011


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