Public Economics

Heath economists study the supply and demand of physician and nurse services, pharmaceuticals, hospitals and other health care resources. Some work on at the department includes:

  • Race and ethnicity and access to the quality of health care received;
  • Issues on health care access and equity among woman;
  • Effects of the health care reform on the cost of care and utilization of health care services;
  • The economics of organ transplantation – wo doesn’t get a transplant and why;
  • How regulatory and insurance quality, requirements can affect patients;
  • Cost savings associated with medical cannabis access.

Public Economics Faculty

Melissa Binder, PhD, Columbia University

Philip Ganderton, PhD, UC Santa Barbara

Brady Horn, PhD, Washington State University

Xiaoxue Li, PhD, Syracuse University

Richard Santos, PhD, Michigan State University

Sarah Stith, PhD, University of Michigan

David van der Goes, PhD, Lehigh University

Robert O. Valdez, PhD, Pardee RAND Graduate School