Ljubica (LJ) Ristovska

P.S. My full name is pronounced LYOO-bee-tsa REES-tov-skah, but feel free to call me LJ.

I am a postdoctoral associate at the Tobin Center for Economic Policy at the Economics Department at Yale University. I received my Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University in 2023.

My research focuses on health economics, particularly innovation, adoption, and prescribing of pharmaceuticals and the organization and productivity of work in health care. I also have work examining socio-economic determinants of health.

You can contact me at ljubica.ristovska [at] yale [dot] edu.

Working papers

Drug Adoption under Uncertain Quality and Impact of FDA (De)Certification (available upon request)
Informative Ordeals in Healthcare: Prior Authorization of Drugs in Medicaid (available upon request)

with Samantha Burn

Human Capital Spillovers and Health: Does Living Around College Graduates Lengthen Life? (submitted)

with Jacob Bor, David Cutler and Edward Glaeser

Racial Disparities in COVID-19 Cases and Deaths: Theories and Evidence


Impact of Symptomatic Skeletal Events on Healthcare Resource Utilization and Quality of Life Among Patients with Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer and Bone Metastases

with Rana McKay, Batool Haider, Mei Duh, Adriana Valderrama, Mari Nakabayashi, Matthew Fiorillo, Lonnie Wen and Philip Kantoff

Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases; 20, p. 276-282, 2017.

Functional Limitations and Health Care Resource Utilization for Individuals with Cognitive Impairment without Dementia: Findings from a US Population-Based Survey

with J. Scott Andrews, Urvi Desai, Noam Kirson, Caroline Enloe, Sarah King, Howard Birnbaum, Adam Fleisher, Wenyu Ye and Kristin Kahle-Wrobleski

Alzheimer's & Dementia: Diagnosis, Assessment & Disease Monitoring; 6, p. 65-74, 2017.

Assessing the Economic Burden of Alzheimer’s Disease Patients First Diagnosed by Specialists

with Noam Kirson, Urvi Desai, Alice Kate Cummings, Howard Birnbaum, Wenyu Ye, Scott Andrews, Daniel Ball and Kristin Kahle-Wrobleski

BMC Geriatrics; 16(138), published online, 2016.

Economic Outcomes among Medicare Patients Receiving Bioengineered Cellular Technologies for Treatment of Diabetic Foot Ulcers

with J. Bradford Rice, Urvi Desai, Alice Kate Cummings, Howard Birnbaum, Michelle Skornicki, David Margolis and Nathan Parsons

Journal of Medical Economics; 18(8), p. 586-595, published online, 2015.

Other writing

Regulations and Data Sources on Pediatric Clinical Studies in the United States and European Union

National Bureau of Economic Research and Institute for Fiscal Studies Network on the Value of Medical Research; published online, 2020.

Political Consensus for the Economic Future of Republic of Macedonia (book; in Macedonian)

with Marjan Nikolov, Borce Trenovski and Hristijan Ristovski

Open Society Institute; published online, 2013.

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