Melinda Morrill is a Full Professor and University Faculty Scholar in the Department of Economics at North Carolina State University. She is also a member of the Academy of Outstanding Teachers. In 2018, she was appointed as an NBER Faculty Research Associate and a TIAA Institute Fellow. She also serves as an Associate Editor for the Journal of Pension Economics and Finance. Her research explores how government and employer programs and policies influence individuals’ decision-making and well-being. Morrill has served as a PI or co-PI on 12 grants totaling over 2.4 million dollars. Her work has received funding support from the National Science Foundation, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the TIAA-CREF Institute, the Center for State and Local Government Excellence, the National Institute on Aging, the Social Security Administration, and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Her research has been published in top economics journals and has been cited in the Washington Post, New York Times, Newsweek, and the Los Angeles Times. Prof. Morrill earned a B.S. in Mathematics from Carnegie Mellon University in 2000 and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Maryland, College Park in 2008.

Works (32)

Updated: April 4th, 2024 05:35

2024 journal article

Health and retirement: Heterogeneity in the responsiveness to pension incentives

Economics Letters.

By: M. Morrill*, D. Hsu & A. Pathak

Source: ORCID
Added: April 1, 2024

2023 journal article

Heterogeneity in the educational impacts of natural disasters: Evidence from Hurricane Florence

ECONOMICS OF EDUCATION REVIEW, 94.

By: M. Morrill n & J. Westall*

author keywords: Natural disasters; School closures; Heterogeneous impacts; Test scores
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: April 4, 2023

2023 article

The Impact of Wind Energy on Air Pollution and Emergency Department Visits

Fell, H., & Morrill, M. S. (2023, November 29). ENVIRONMENTAL & RESOURCE ECONOMICS, Vol. 11.

By: H. Fell n & M. Morrill n

author keywords: Renewable energy; Wind energy; Air pollution; Morbidity; Emergency department visits
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: December 18, 2023

2020 journal article

High school start times and student achievement: Looking beyond test scores

ECONOMICS OF EDUCATION REVIEW, 76.

By: M. Lenard*, M. Morrill n & J. Westall n

author keywords: School start times; High school; ACT test; Non-cognitive skills; Absenteeism
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: June 15, 2020

2019 journal article

INFORMING RETIREMENT SAVINGS DECISIONS: A FIELD EXPERIMENT ON SUPPLEMENTAL PLANS

ECONOMIC INQUIRY, 57(1), 188–205.

By: R. Clark n, R. Hammond n, M. Morrill n & C. Khalaf*

Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: December 31, 2018

2019 journal article

Social security and retirement timing: evidence from a national sample of teachers

Journal of Pension Economics and Finance, 18(04), 549–564.

By: M. Morrill n & J. Westall n

author keywords: Public pensions; retirement timing; Social Security; teachers
Sources: Crossref, ORCID
Added: September 11, 2019

2018 journal article

Annuity Options in Public Pension Plans:The Curious Case of Social Security Leveling

The Journal of Retirement, 6(1), 33–44.

By: R. Clark n, R. Hammond n, M. Morrill n & D. Vanderweide

Sources: Crossref, ORCID
Added: September 15, 2019

2018 journal article

Special Education Financing and ADHD Medications: A Bitter Pill to Swallow

JOURNAL OF POLICY ANALYSIS AND MANAGEMENT, 37(2), 384-+.

By: M. Morrill*

Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2017 report

Annuity Options in Public Pension Plans: The Curious Case of Social Security Leveling

By: R. Clark, R. Hammond, M. Morrill* & D. Vanderweide

Sources: Crossref, ORCID
Added: September 11, 2019

2017 monograph

Extending Work Life: Can Employers Adapt When Employees Want to Delay Retirement?

By: R. Clark & M. Sandler Morrill

Sources: Crossref, ORCID
Added: September 11, 2019

2017 report

Nudging Retirement Savings: A Field Experiment on Supplemental Plans

By: R. Clark*, R. Hammond n, M. Morrill n & C. Khalaf n

Sources: Crossref, ORCID
Added: September 11, 2019

2017 journal article

Supplemental plan offerings and retirement saving choices: an analysis of North Carolina school districts – CORRIGENDUM

Journal of Pension Economics and Finance, 16(4), 585–585.

By: R. Clark*, E. Hanson, M. Morrill* & A. Pathak

Sources: Crossref, ORCID
Added: December 11, 2020

2016 journal article

Supplemental plan offerings and retirement saving choices: an analysis of North Carolina school districts

JOURNAL OF PENSION ECONOMICS & FINANCE, 15(3), 333–355.

By: R. Clark*, E. Hanson*, M. Morrill* & A. Pathak*

author keywords: Supplemental retirement saving plans; 403(b); retirement savings
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2016 journal article

The effect of college education on mortality

JOURNAL OF HEALTH ECONOMICS, 50, 99–114.

By: K. Buckles*, A. Hagemann*, O. Malamud*, M. Morrill n & A. Wozniak*

co-author countries: Germany 🇩🇪
author keywords: Education; Mortality; Instrumental variables; Vietnam draft; College
MeSH headings : Adult; Aged; Aged, 80 and over; Cohort Studies; Educational Status; Female; Heart Diseases / mortality; Humans; Life Expectancy; Male; Middle Aged; Mortality; Neoplasms / mortality
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2015 journal article

Golden Years or Financial Fears? How Plans Change after Retirement Seminars

The Journal of Retirement, 3(3), 96–115.

By: S. Allen, R. Clark, J. Maki & M. Morrill*

Sources: Crossref, ORCID
Added: September 11, 2019

2015 journal article

What effects do macroeconomic conditions have on the time couples with children spend together?

REVIEW OF ECONOMICS OF THE HOUSEHOLD, 13(4), 791–814.

By: M. Morrill n & S. Pabilonia*

author keywords: Unemployment; Time use; Time together; Great recession; Non-standard work hours
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2014 journal article

Active and retired public employees' health insurance: Potential data sources

JOURNAL OF HEALTH ECONOMICS, 38, 147–152.

By: M. Morrill n

author keywords: Health insurance; Retiree health insurance; Public sector; Employee benefits; Data
MeSH headings : Adolescent; Adult; Databases, Factual; Health Benefit Plans, Employee / economics; Humans; Insurance Coverage; Insurance, Health / economics; Middle Aged; Public Sector; Retirement; Surveys and Questionnaires; United States; Young Adult
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2014 journal article

Can Simple Informational Nudges Increase Employee Participation in a 401(k) Plan?

SOUTHERN ECONOMIC JOURNAL, 80(3), 677–701.

By: R. Clark n, J. Maki & M. Morrill n

Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2014 article

Defined benefit pension plan distribution decisions by public sector employees

Clark, R. L., Morrill, M. S., & Vanderweide, D. (2014, August). JOURNAL OF PUBLIC ECONOMICS, Vol. 116, pp. 73–88.

By: R. Clark n, M. Morrill n & D. Vanderweide*

author keywords: Public employees; Defined benefit pensions; Distribution choices
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2014 journal article

The effects of retiree health insurance plan characteristics on retirees’ choice and employers’ costs

Journal of Health Economics, 38, 119–129.

By: R. Clark*, M. Morrill* & D. Vanderweide

author keywords: Health insurance; Retiree health insurance; Plan choice; Wellness programs; Medical care; Unfunded actuarially accrued liabilities
MeSH headings : Aged; Aged, 80 and over; Choice Behavior; Female; Health Benefit Plans, Employee / organization & administration; Humans; Male; Medicare / statistics & numerical data; Middle Aged; North Carolina; Retirement; United States
Sources: Crossref, ORCID, Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

2013 journal article

Business cycles and divorce: Evidence from microdata

ECONOMICS LETTERS, 118(1), 68–70.

By: J. Hellerstein, M. Morrill* & B. Zou

author keywords: Divorce; Marital dissolution; Business cycles; Unemployment rate
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2013 journal article

Intergenerational links in female labor force participation

LABOUR ECONOMICS, 20, 38–47.

By: M. Morrill n & T. Morrill n

author keywords: Intergenerational transmission; Women's labor force participation; Assortative mating
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2012 journal article

Effectiveness of Employer-Provided Financial Information: Hiring to Retiring

AMERICAN ECONOMIC REVIEW, 102(3), 314–318.

By: R. Clark n, M. Morrill n & S. Allen n

Contributors: R. Clark n, M. Morrill n & S. Allen n

Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2012 journal article

THE ROLE OF FINANCIAL LITERACY IN DETERMINING RETIREMENT PLANS

ECONOMIC INQUIRY, 50(4), 851–866.

By: R. Clark n, M. Morrill n & S. Allen n

Contributors: R. Clark n, M. Morrill n & S. Allen n

Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2011 journal article

Booms, busts, and divorce

B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy, 11(1).

By: J. Hellerstein* & M. Morrill n

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2011 journal article

Dads and daughters the changing impact of fathers on women's occupational choices

Journal of Human Resources, 46(2), 333–372.

By: J. Hellerstein & M. Morrill*

Sources: NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2011 chapter

Pension Plan Distributions: The Importance of Financial Literacy

In Financial Literacy: Implications for Retirement Security and the Financial Marketplace (pp. 40–58).

By: R. Clark, M. Morrill* & S. Allen*

Contributors: R. Clark, M. Morrill* & S. Allen*

Sources: Crossref, ORCID
Added: August 30, 2019

2011 journal article

The effects of maternal employment on the health of school-age children

JOURNAL OF HEALTH ECONOMICS, 30(2), 240–257.

By: M. Morrill n

author keywords: Children's health; Maternal employment; Women's labor supply
MeSH headings : Adolescent; Adult; Asthma / epidemiology; Child; Empirical Research; Female; Health Surveys; Hospitalization / statistics & numerical data; Humans; Male; Models, Econometric; Mothers / statistics & numerical data; Poisoning / epidemiology; Risk Assessment; United States / epidemiology; Women, Working / statistics & numerical data; Wounds and Injuries / epidemiology
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2011 journal article

The funding status of retiree health plans in the public sector

JOURNAL OF PENSION ECONOMICS & FINANCE, 10(2), 291–314.

By: R. Clark* & M. Morrill*

author keywords: Retiree health insurance; public employees; other post employment benefits; state budgets and medical costs
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2010 chapter

Employer‐Provided Retirement Planning Programs

In Reorienting Retirement Risk Management (pp. 36–63).

By: R. Clark, M. Morrill* & S. Allen*

Contributors: R. Clark, M. Morrill* & S. Allen*

Sources: Crossref, ORCID
Added: August 30, 2019

2010 journal article

Measuring inappropriate medical diagnosis and treatment in survey data: The case of ADHD among school-age children

JOURNAL OF HEALTH ECONOMICS, 29(5), 657–673.

By: W. Evans*, M. Morrill n & S. Parente*

author keywords: ADHD; Stimulants; Regression discontinuity design
MeSH headings : Adolescent; Age Factors; Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity / diagnosis; Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity / drug therapy; Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity / epidemiology; Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity / psychology; Central Nervous System Stimulants / therapeutic use; Child; Diagnostic Errors; Female; Health Surveys; Humans; Incidence; Male; Medication Errors; Peer Group; Regression Analysis; Schools / legislation & jurisprudence; United States
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2010 monograph

Retiree Health Plans in the Public Sector

By: R. Clark & M. Morrill*

Sources: Crossref, ORCID
Added: September 11, 2019

Employment

Updated: October 15th, 2023 07:09

North Carolina State University Raleigh, US
Professor Economics

Education

Updated: October 31st, 2023 09:24

University of Maryland College Park, MD, US
Ph.D. Economics

University of Maryland, College Park College Park, US
Certificate in Population Studies

Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh, US
BS Mathematics

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