“Without health, life is not life; it is only a state of languor and suffering – an image of death”

- Buddha -

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles
  1. Gupta S., Al Achkar M and Ray BR. “Impact of State mandated emergency rules on opioid prescribing and misuse: First evidence from Prescription Drug Monitoring Databases”. Contemporary Economic Policy. Forthcoming.​​​                                        

  2. Carlin P., Gupta S., Sacks D.W. and Wing C. Partisan Differences in COVID-19 Prevalence Among Politicians Suggest Important Role for Protective Behaviors. COVID ECONOMICS VETTED AND REAL-TIME PAPERS. ISSUE 70 25 FEBRUARY 2021.                                                                                                                                                                                                  

  3. Gupta S, Simon K, and Wing C. Mandated and voluntary social distancing during the COVID-19 epidemic. Brookings Papers on Economic Activity. Forthcoming. Media coverage: Washington Post (Governors’ shutdowns did not cause the pandemic jobs crisis - The Washington Post)                                                                                                                                                                                             

  4. Watson DP, Weathers T, McGuire A, Cohen AW, Huynh P, Bowes C, O’Donnell D, Brucker K and Gupta S. Evaluation of an emergency department-based opioid overdose survivor intervention: Difference-in-difference analysis of electronic health record data to assess key outcomes. Drug and Alcohol Dependence. Forthcoming.                                                                        

  5. Nguyen TD, Gupta S, Ziedan E, et al. Assessment of Filled Buprenorphine Prescriptions for Opioid Use Disorder During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic. JAMA Intern Med. Published online December 21, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2020.7497                                                                                                                                                                

  6. Gupta S, Nguyen TD, Rojas FL, Raman S, Lee BK, Bento A, Simon KI and Wing C. Tracking Public and Private Responses to the COVID-19 Epidemic: Evidence from State and Local Government Actions. American Journal of Health Economics. Forthcoming.​​​                                                                                                                                                                                                      

  7. Gupta S, Cohen A, Lowder EM and Ray BR. 2020. Validating Imputation Procedures to  Calculate Corrected Opioid-Involved Overdose Deaths. Public Health Report,  Vol. 135(1) 124-131.                                                                                                                 

  8. Gupta S. Impact of Volunteering on the Cognitive Decline of the Elderly. 2018. Journal of Economics of  Aging, Vol. 12 46-60. Media coverage: Wall Street Journal (; Daily Mail (U.K.) (                                                                                                                                                                 

  9. Al Achkar, M., Grannis, S., Revere, D. MacKie P., Howard M. and Gupta S. 2018.The effects of state rules on opioid prescribing in Indiana. BMC Health Serv Res 18, 29.​                                                                             

  10. Al Achkar M, Revere D, Dennis B, MacKie P, Gupta S, Grannis S. 2017. Exploring perceptions and experiences of patients who have chronic pain as state prescription opioid policies change: a qualitative study in Indiana. BMJ Open. Nov 12;7(11):e015083. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2016-015083.​​                                                                                                                                                          

  11. van den Berg GJ and Gupta S. 2015. The role of marriage in the causal pathway from economic conditions early in life to mortality. Journal of Health Economics, Vol. 40: 141–158.