Eric French

Eric French formerly was on staff in the economic research department at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.

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Chicago Fed Letter
Economic Perspectives
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Working Papers
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Resources for Chicago Fed Letter, August 2013, No. 313

The Spending and Debt Response to Minimum Wage Hikes

With Dan Aaronson and Sumit Agarwal, forthcoming, American Economic Review, based on working paper, No. 2007-23.


Please Note: The AER2012 file is available to subscribers on the AER website.

The Effects of Health Insurance and Self-Insurance on Retirement Behavior

With John Bailey Jones, 2011, Econometrica, Vol. 79, No. 3, May, pp. 693–732, based on working paper No. 2001-19.


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Why Do the Elderly Save? The Role of Medical Expenses, previously titled Differential Mortality, Uncertain Medical Expenditures and the Savings of Elderly Singles

With Mariacristina DeNardi and John Bailey Jones, 2010, Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 118, No. 1, February, pp. 37-75. Based on working paper No. 2009-02

On the Distribution and Dynamics of Health Costs

With John Bailey Jones, 2004, Journal of Applied Econometrics, Vol. 19, No. 6, November, pp. 705-721, based on working paper No. 2002-21.

The Effects of Health, Wealth and Wages on Labor Supply and Retirement Behavior

2005, Review of Economic Studies, Vol. 72, No. 2, April. pp. 395-427.

Data and computer codes for the results reported in the paper.


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Differential Mortality, Uncertain Medical Expenses and the Saving of Elderly Singles

Inputs for profiles behind Chicago Fed working paper No. 2005-13.

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