Swati Mukerjee’s academic training began at the Delhi School of Economics. After earning her MA there, she completed a second Masters at Boston University where she also completed her Ph.D. Earlier research focused on gender, race and diversity issues and their various interactions in the health and labor markets. She has studied quality in the childcare industry in the U.S., segmentation in the women’s labor market, differences in fertility rates between black and white teenagers in the U.S. and has developed an index to measure diversity. As her focus shifted towards more health specific issues, she examined the impact on prenatal care of Federal Medical Assistance to states, mental health parity legislating and substance abuse treatment admissions, the racial gap in job satisfaction, social interactions and health and the link between gender, religiosity and health. Her current research deals with the complexity of the measurement of quality in U.S. hospitals. Dr. Mukerjee’s research has been published in a book published by the National Bureau of Economic Research, and in leading economic journals such as Health Economics, Contemporary Economic Policy, Journal of Black Political Economy, Journal of Productivity Analysis and the Eastern Economic Journal. She has also published in peer-reviewed inter-disciplinary journals such as Journal of Social Indicators, Journal of Managerial Issues, and American Journal of Health Promotion and in general interest publications such as The Economic and Political Weekly of India. Her work has been profiled both nationally and internationally in various media such as The Chicago Tribune, The Seattle Times, in a professional website for journalists as well as in activist campaigns and congressional testimonies. She has presented her work in special interest webinars and was interviewed in a Senior Voice of America radio show for her work on the association of social interactions and health. Dr. Mukerjee has presented at numerous prestigious national and international conferences, such as the Allied Social Sciences Association, the International Health Economics Association, and the World Bank.
Professional MembershipsInternational Health Economics Association 2017 - Present
Awards and Honors, 2021, FAC Grant, Bentley University2020, Summer Grant, Bentley University2016, Faculty Senate Service Award , Bentley University 2014, Summer Grant , Bentley University2012, Summer Grant , Bentley University2009, Bentley Innovation in Teaching Award, 20092009, Publication Award2009, Summer Grant2008, Publication Award2008, Summer Research Grant2006, Summer Grant2003, Summer Grant, Bentley College2002, Publication Award, Bentley College2002, Summer Grant, Bentley College
Mukerjee, S. (2021). Mitigation strategies and compliance in the COVID-19 fight; how much compliance is enough?. PLOS ONE. 16(8), p.e0239352Mukerjee, S., Chow, C. M., Li, M. (2021). Mitigation Strategies and Compliance in the Covid-19 Fight; How Much Compliance is Enough?. PLOS ONE. 16(8)Mukerjee, S. (2018). Childhood Bullying and Labor Market Outcomes in The United States. Atlantic Economic Journal, (45) 3 313-335. Mukerjee, S., Venugopa, A. (2017). “Religiosity and Health Through the Decades: Is there a Gender Difference?”. American Journal of Health Promotion. Mukerjee, S. (2014). Job Satisfaction in the United States: Are Blacks Still More Satisfied?. Review of Black Political Economy/Springer. 41 61–81. Mukerjee, S. (2013). An Empirical Analysis of the Association between Social Interaction and Self-Rated Health. American Journal of Health Promotion, (27) 4 231-9. 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. Mukerjee, S., Christine, M. (2001). Black Teen Childbearing: Reexamining the Segmented Labor Market Hypothesis. Journal of Black Political Economy. Christine, M., Mukerjee, S., Ann, S. (2001). Work-Family Benefits: which Ones Maximize Profits. Journal of Managerial Issues, (XIII) Number 1 28-44. 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) 1Mukerjee, S. (1992). Modeling and Estimation of Export Equations Within a Multi-Sectoral Model: The Indian Case. Journal of Developing Areas, (26) 4E.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.
Mukerjee, S., Dryden, W. A. (1992). Measurement of Output and Quality Adjustment in the Daycare Industry In , (Eds.) . Chicago: National Bureau of Economic Research, University of Chicago Press
PresentationsMukerjee, S. (2021). “Mitigation Strategies and Compliance in the Covid-19 Fight; How Much Compliance is Enough?” Presented at the Bentley University Bentley Research Colloquium Spring 2021: Confronting the Pandemic with Research: Bentley University’s Contribution Bentley University Mukerjee, S. (2016). ““Is Patient Satisfaction the Answer to the Dilemma of Measuring Quality in Hospitals?”” Presented at the Bentley University Bentley Research Colloquium fall 2016 Waltham MA Mukerjee, S. (2015). ““Religiosity and Health Through the Decades: Is there a Gender Difference?”” Presented at theInternational Atlantic Economic Conference Boston Mukerjee, S. (2014). ““Childhood Bullying and Labor Market Outcomes in the United States”” Presented at theEastern Economic Association Boston Mukerjee, S. (2011). “Childhood Bullying and Labor Market Outcomes” Presented at the iHEA (International Health Economics Association) Eighth Annual World Congress, Explorations in Health, Toronto, Canada July 2011 Toronto, Canada Mukerjee, S. (2011). ““Social Interactions: an Empirical Investigation” ” Presented at theAnnual 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 theAmerican 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) 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 theBentley 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 Invited Seminar Colby College. Waterville, ME Mukerjee, S., Quinn, M. A. (2006). “Federal Medicaid Assistance to States: Impact on Prenatal Care” Presented at theSouthern 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 theEastern Economic Association Conference New York Mukerjee, S., Meyer, C. (1998). “The Black-White Fertility Gap: Investigating the Importance of Labor Market Rewards” Presented at theWestern Economic Association Conference tbd Mukerjee, S., Meyer, C. (1997). “Segmentation in the Women's Labor Market” Presented at theWestern Economic Association tbd Dominique, H., Mukerjee, S. (1994). “The Measurement and Determinants of Diversity: A Particular Application to the Child Care Industry” Presented at theNational Conference of Academy of Business Administration Las Vegas
Committee Chair for Principles Committee 2020 - PresentCommittee Member for B/T Academic Affairs 2019 - PresentCommittee Member for Faculty Senate 2019 - PresentCommittee Chair for Economic Department's Scholarly Activity Committee - 2019Scholarly Activity Committee - 2019Scholarly Activity Committee 2010 - 2019Committee Member for Principles Committee 2014 - 2017Committee Chair for Assurance of Learning - 2011Committee Member for Curriculum Committee - 2011Committee Member for Strategic Plan Center Committee - 2011Committee Member for Task Force for Part-time MBA 2011 - 2011
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