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Swati Mukerjee

Professor, Economics
Ph.D., Boston University, 1986
Office: Adamian Academic Center 183 | 781.891._2956 | smukerjee@bentley.edu
                       


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Bio

Research interests include development economics, international trade and applied microeconomics. Past research subjects have ranged from macroeconometric modeling of the Indian economy for analyzing export and import performance, to the study of quality in the childcare industry in the U.S., segmentation in the women’s labor market, understanding the differences in fertility rates between black and white teenagers in the U.S. and developing an index to measure diversity. Current focus is on the health care market. Is examining the impact of the Medicaid matching formula on health outcomes, the impact on costs of HMOs and PPOs in California and the economic determinants of the demand for drug treatment. Has presented papers at the NBER Conference on Productivity, the National Business Economics Research Institute, the International Health Economics Association, World Bank, Eastern Economics Association and the Association of Indian Economic Studies. Research has been published in various academic journal and books, including the Journal of Productivity Analysis, National Bureau of Economic Research publications, Eastern Economic Journal, The Journal of Black Political Economy, Journal of Developing Areas, Journal of Managerial Issues, Social Indicators Research, Economic Political Weekly. It has also been featured in The Chicago Tribune, The Seattle Times, and other newspapers. Has served as civil servant with the government of India for several years. Was appointed by the Indian government as an economist to the Wages and Price Commission. Teaching experience in the U.S. includes Boston University, Wellesley College, University of Massachusetts-Boston, and Trinity University-San Antonio.

Teaching Interests

Principles of economics; International trade;

Research Interests

Applied microeconomics; Health economics

Awards and Honors


Summer Grant 2012
Summer Grant 2014, Bentley University
2009, Bentley Innovation in Teaching Award, 2009
2009, Publication Award
2009, Summer Grant
2008, Publication Award
2008, Summer Research Grant
2006, Summer Grant
2003, Summer Grant, Bentley College
2002, Publication Award, Bentley College
2002, Summer Grant, Bentley College

Publications

Journal Article(s)
Mukerjee, S. "An Empirical Analysis of the Association between Social Interaction and Self-Rated Health" . American Journal of Health Promotion. Forthcoming

Mukerjee, S. Job Satisfaction in the United States: Are Blacks Still More Satisfied? Review of Black Political Economy.

Dave, D. M., Mukerjee, S. (2011). Mental Health Parity Legislation, Cost-Sharing and Substance Abuse Treatment Admissions. Health Economics, 20 (2), 161-183.

Mukerjee, S., Quinn, M. A. (2008). Federal Medicaid Assistance to States: Impact on Prenatal Care. Contemporary Economic Policy.

Christine, M., Mukerjee, S. (2007). Investigating Dual Labor Market Theory for Women. Eastern Economic Journal, 33 (3), 301-316.

Christine, M., Mukerjee, S., Ann, S. (2001). Work-Family Benefits: which Ones Maximize Profits. Journal of Managerial Issues, XIII (Number 1), 28-44.

Mukerjee, S., Christine, M. (2001). Black Teen Childbearing: Reexamining the Segmented Labor Market Hypothesis. Journal of Black Political Economy.

Haughton, D. M., Mukerjee, S. (1995). The Economic Measurement and Determinants of Diversity. Journal of Social Indicators.

Mukerjee, S. (1994). The Impact of Liberalizing Imports: India, A Case Study. Journal of Developing Areas.

Mukerjee, S., Dryden, W. A. (1993). Provision of Child Care: Cost Functions for Profit Making and Not-For-Profit Day Care Centers. Journal of Productivity Analysis, 4 (1).

Mukerjee, S. (1992). Modeling and Estimation of Export Equations Within a Multi-Sectoral Model: The Indian Case. Journal of Developing Areas, 26 (4).

E.B, L. R., Mukerjee, S. (1987). Economic Successes, Current Policies and External Links. Economic and Political Weekly.

Mukerjee, S. (1986). Trade Regulation and Industrial Development. Asian Thought and Society: An International Review.

Book Chapters
Mukerjee, S, Dryden, W. A. (1992). Measurement of Output and Quality Adjustment in the Daycare Industry. . Chicago: . National Bureau of Economic Research, University of Chicago Press

Conference Paper(s)
Mukerjee, S., Quinn, M. A. (2006). Federal Medicaid Assistance to States: Impact on Prenatal Care. Colby College, Invited Seminar.

Mukerjee, S., Quinn, M. A. (2006). Federal Medicaid Assistance to States: Impact on Prenatal Care. , Southern Economic Association Annual Meetings.

Mukerjee, S., Quinn, M. A. (2006). Federal Medicaid Assistance and Prenatal Care. , Bentley College Summer Research Poster Session.

Conference Presentations

Mukerjee, S. (2014). "“Childhood Bullying and Labor Market Outcomes in the United States”." Presented at the Eastern Economic Association, Boston .

Mukerjee, S. (2011). "Childhood Bullying and Labor Market Outcomes." Presented at the iHEA (International Health Economics Association)'s Eighth Annual World Congress, Explorations in Health, Toronto, Canada July 2011, Toronto, Canada.

Mukerjee, S. (2011). "“Social Interactions: an Empirical Investigation”." Presented at the Annual Conference of the Eastern Economic Association, New York.

Dave, D. M., Mukerjee, S. (2008). "Substance Abuse Treatment Admissions: Impact of Insurance Mandates and Drug Prices." Presented at the American Society of Health Economists Conference, Duke University, Durham, NC.

Mukerjee, S., Quinn, M. A. (2007). "Federal Medicaid Assistance to States: Impact on Prenatal Care." Presented at the iHEA (International Health Economics Association)'s Sixth World Congress, Explorations in Health, Copenhagen, July 2007, Copenhagen Denmark.

Mukerjee, S., Quinn, M. A. (2006). "Federal Medicaid Assistance and Prenatal Care." Presented at the Bentley College Summer Research Poster Session, Bentley College, Waltham, MA.

Mukerjee, S., Quinn, M. A. (2006). "Federal Medicaid Assistance to States: Impact on Prenatal Care." Presented at the Colby College's Invited Seminar, Colby College. Waterville, ME.

Mukerjee, S., Quinn, M. A. (2006). "Federal Medicaid Assistance to States: Impact on Prenatal Care." Presented at the Southern Economic Association Annual Meetings, Charleston, SC.

Mukerjee, S., Kathleen, C. (2005). "The Growth of Preferred Provider Organizations and Hospital Cost Inflation."

Mukerjee, S., Meyer, C. (1998). "Fertility Timing and Labor Market Rewards: A Switching Model Analysis." Presented at the Eastern Economic Association Conference, New York.

Mukerjee, S., Meyer, C. (1998). "The Black-White Fertility Gap: Investigating the Importance of Labor Market Rewards." Presented at the Western Economic Association Conference, tbd.

Mukerjee, S., Meyer, C. (1997). "Segmentation in the Women's Labor Market." Presented at the Western Economic Association, tbd.

Dominique, H., Mukerjee, S. (1994). "The Measurement and Determinants of Diversity: A Particular Application to the Child Care Industry." Presented at the National Conference of Academy of Business Administration, Las Vegas.

Service

Department Service
Committee Chair for Assurance of Learning - Present
Committee Member for Curriculum Committee - Present
Committee Chair for Economic Department's Scholarly Activity Committee - Present
Scholarly Activity Committee - Present
Committee Member for Strategic Plan Center Committee - Present
Committee Member for Principles Committee, 2014 - Present
Committee Member for Task Force for Part-time MBA, 2011 - Present
Scholarly Activity Committee, 2010 - Present

University Service
Committee Member for Faculty Senate - Present
Committee Member for Honors Program Review Task Force. - Present
Mentor (Faculty) for LSM Advisor - Present
Committee Member for Task Force Part-time MBA - Present
One of a Four-Faculty Team for Valente Center Seminar, 2015
Committee Member for Faculty Senate, 2013 - Present

Professional Service
Reviewer, Journal Article for Drustvena istrazivanja: Journal for General Social Issues - Present
Reviewer, Journal Article for Psychological Reports: Perceptual and Motor Skills - Present
Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer for Referee for International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology - Present
Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer for Referee to the Eastern Economic Journal - Present
Reviewer, Journal Article for Research on Aging, 2015 - 2015
Reviewer, Journal Article for Drustvena istrazivanja: Journal for General Social Issues, 2014 - 2014