Economics

Scott J. Adams Ph.D.

Cohort 7 — Michigan Alumni List
Associate Professor and Department Chair, Department of Economics
University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI

Dr. Adams received his PhD from the Michigan State University and his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Scranton.  He works on a number of different policy-related topics in labor economics and health economics, including public smoking bans, employer-provided health insurance, and minimum wage legislation.  His work has been published in the Journal of Human Resources, Journal of Public Economics, and the Review of Economics and Statistics, among other outlets.  He served as a Senior Economist for education, labor and welfare with the White House’s Council of Economic Advisers under both Presidents Bush and Obama.

Discipline: Economics
		

Michael L. Anderson Ph.D.

Cohort 13 — Berkeley/UCSF Alumni List
Associate Professor, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics
University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA

Dr. Anderson received his PhD in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2006) and Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Swarthmore College.  His research interests focus on the areas of health economics, environmental economics, and applied econometrics.  His recent work includes papers on the relationship between fast-food and obesity, the effects of health insurance on utilization of health care, and optimal policies in the context of traffic safety.

Discipline: Economics
		

Rodney Andrews Ph.D.

Cohort 14 — Harvard Alumni List
Assistant Professor, Department of Economics
Director, Texas Schools Project and The University of Texas at Dallas Education Research Center
University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX

Dr. Andrews received his PhD in economics from the University of Michigan in 2007. Dr. Andrews's dissertation examined both Texas's Top Ten Percent Rule and the changes in applications and admissions at the University of Michigan due to the changes brought on by the United States Supreme Court decisions in Gratz v. Bollinger and Grutter v. Bollinger. As a Scholar, he investigated the impact of both familial health and children's own health on the human capital acquisition of disadvantaged children. His interest was also in estimating the impact of early-onset psychiatric disorders on various labor market outcomes of African-Americans and Caribbean-Americans. Currently, Dr. Andrews is an assistant professor of economics at University of Texas in Dallas.

Discipline: Economics
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Martha J. Bailey Ph.D.

Cohort 12 — Michigan Alumni List
Professor, Department of Economics
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Dr. Bailey received both her PhD in Economics and MA in Economics from Vanderbilt University. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Agnes Scott College. She is also a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, a Research Affiliate at CESifo, and an IZA Research Fellow.  Her research focuses on issues in labor economics, demography and health in the United States, within the long-run perspective of economic history. Her work has examined the implications of the diffusion of modern contraception for women’s childbearing, career decisions, and the convergence in the gender gap. Most recently, her projects focus on evaluating the shorter and longer-term consequences of Great Society programs, including a recently co-edited book, Legacies of the War on Poverty. She is also the PI of the NSF-funded Longitudinal, Intergenerational Family Electronic Micro-data (LIFE-M) project.

Discipline: Economics
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Laurence Baker PhD

Professor, Department of Health Research and Policy
Stanford University, Stanford, CA
Laurence Baker, Ph.D., is Professor of Health Research and Policy at Stanford University.  He serves as Chief of Health Services Research at the Stanford University School of Medicine, and has been appointed Fellow of the Center for Health Policy at Stanford University and Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, MA.  He also holds a courtesy appointment in the Stanford University Department of Economics, and directs the Stanford University School of Medicine’s Scholarly Concentrations Program, which provides research and scholarship opportunities for medical students.  Professor Baker has been the recipient of the ASHE Medal from the American Society of Health Economists, the Alice S. Hersh Young Investigator Award from AcademyHealth, and the National Institute for Health Care Management’s research prize.  He serves on the boards of directors of AcademyHealth, the International Health Economics Association, and the American Society of Health Economists.  He also serves as Senior Associate Editor for the journal Health Services Research, and is an editorial board member of Medical Care Research and Review.  Professor Baker received his Ph.D. in Economics from Princeton University in 1994 and his B.A. in Economics and Mathematics from Calvin College in 1990.
 
Professor Baker’s research applies economic and statistical analysis to challenges facing the health care system and health policy.  He is the author of numerous works on the effects of financial incentives and organizational structures on the delivery of health care and health care spending, including extensive work on technological change in medicine and work on managed care and its effects.  Some of his recent work examines physician ownership of medical equipment and technologies. He also is actively studying changes in physician practice sizes and structures and their effects on prices and quality of medical care.   
Discipline: Economics
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Reagan A. Baughman Ph.D.

Cohort 8 — Michigan Alumni List
John A. Hogan Distinguished Professor in Economics and Associate Professor of Economics, Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics
University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH

Dr. Baughman received her bachelor’s degree in economics (with a minor in French) from Drew University in Madison, NJ and her Ph.D. in Economics from Syracuse University. She has been a faculty member at the University of New Hampshire since 2003, teaching undergraduate students in microeconomic theory courses, labor economics and public finance, and graduate students in health economics and research workshops. During the time she has been at UNH, she has spent time visiting two public policy organizations. She served as a Visiting Scholar at the New England Public Policy Center of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston during the summer of 2007 and as a Visiting Fellow at the U.S. Congressional Budget Office in Washington, DC from September 2009 to July 2010. Her favorite experience to date as a UNH professor has been accompanying 27 business and economics students to study at Corvinus University in Budapest during the Fall 2007 semester. While in Budapest, she taught a course in health economics to a group of students from 8 different countries and traveled with UNH students in Hungary, Slovakia and Poland.

Discipline: Economics
		

Lori A. Beaman Ph.D.

Cohort 14 — Berkeley/UCSF Alumni List
Associate Professor, Department of Economics
Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

Dr. Beaman received her PhD in economics from Yale University in 2007. Her fields of interest include labor and development economics. Dr. Beaman's research has looked at the role of social networks in providing job information to refugees resettled in the U.S., and the impact of female political leadership on gender bias in rural India. As a Scholar, her interests were in the causes and consequences of health disparities among the foreign born in the U.S., and how economic shocks in immigrants’ home countries affect their health and health care usage in the U.S. Dr. Beaman is an Associate Professor in the Department of Economics at Northwestern University.

Discipline: Economics
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David A. Boyum Ph.D.

Cohort 1 — Yale Alumni List
Co-Founder and Partner at Landseer
Endowment Management
Brooklyn, NY

Dr. Boyum received his PhD in Public Policy from Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government and an AB from Harvard University. He has worked as a consultant to major corporations, leading law firms, government agencies, and private investors. He has taught economics and statistics at Harvard. He is the co-author of two books: What the Numbers Say: A Field Guide to Mastering Our Numerical World and An Analytic Assessment of U.S. Drug Policy.

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Charles C. Brown Ph.D.

Professor of Economics, Department of Economics
Research Professor, Survey Research Center, Institute for Social Research
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
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Colleen Carey Ph.D.

Cohort 20 — Michigan Alumni List
Assistant Professor, Department of Policy Analysis and Management
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Dr. Carey received her PhD in Economics from Johns Hopkins University and her BA in International Development Studies from Yale University. An economist by training, her research focuses on the industrial organization of health care, with special attention to federal regulation of health insurance markets.  Prof. Carey's research informs the design of publicly-subsidized health insurance markets such as the Affordable Care Act marketplaces.  She is particularly interested in the success of federal regulations, such as reinsurance and risk adjustment, in neutralizing adverse selection in these markets.  In other research, she has studied how the financial relationships between physicians and drug firms affect prescribing behavior, and the success of state policies that aim to interdict prescription opioid abuse.  Colleen served as a Staff Economist at the Council of Economic Advisers in 2011 and 2012.

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