Inas Kelly is an applied microeconomist at Loyola Marymount University, a research associate in the Health Economics program at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), and a Fellow at USC’s Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics. 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.
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)
- 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.
Research Experience in ECON
How Does Body Mass Index Affect Economic Growth? A Comparative Analysis of Countries by Levels of Economic DevelopmentEconomics and Human Biology
with Dhaval Dave and Nadia Doytch
34:58-73, August 2019.
Earnings Gaps for Conspicuous Characteristics: Evidence from IndonesiaSouthern Economic Journal
Ahsan, Md Nazmul; Kelly, Inas R.
85(1): 121-141, July 2018.
The Shock of Falling Among Older AmericansThe Journal of the Economics of Ageing
Kelly, Inas R.
Forthcoming, Available online June 9, 2017
Nutrient Intake: A Cross-National Analysis of Trends and Economic DeterminantsSocial Science and Medicine
Dave, Dhaval; Doytch, Nadia; Kelly, Inas R
158: 158-167, June 2016
The Impact of Early Occupational Choice on Health BehaviorsReview of Economics of the Household
Kelly, Inas R.; Dave Dhaval; Sindelar, Jody; Gallo, William
12(4): 737-770, December 2014
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 ChildhoodJournal 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 ObesityEconomics and Human Biology
Andreyeva, Tatiana; Kelly, Inas R; Harris, Jennifer
9(3): 221-233, July 2011
*Please see CV for a full list of articles