Andrew Bolibol graduated from the University of Washington in 2015 with his BA in Economics and his MA in Economics from NYU in 2020. Andrew’s Master’s thesis analyzed trends in labor productivity in the United States over the last 40 years specifically focusing on the impact of the Great Recession on individual state’s productivity. After graduating, Andrew joined the University of Michigan (UM) as a Bridge to Doctorate Fellow working with Professors Tom Buchmueller and Sarah Miller. His work at UM looked at the impact the Affordable Care Act had on access to and utilization of health care for LGBT individuals compared to their heterosexual counterparts. In particular, the research focused on whether increased access to health care translated to increased utilization of care. He currently works with Harvard’s Professor Meredith Rosenthal characterizing the population of individuals with high deductible health insurance plans who can face catastrophic out-of-pocket costs and the potential impact that has on utilization of health services. As such, Andrew’s research interests are centered on the relationship between health insurance access and household financial outcomes of sexual and racial/ethnic minorities with the perspective of how policy can be shaped to better reduce inequities in these areas.