Frank A Sloan
J. Alexander McMahon Professor of Health Policy and Management and Faculty Fellow of the Center for Child and Family Policy
Frank Sloan is the J. Alexander McMahon professor of health policy and management and a professor of economics at Duke University.
His current research interests include alcohol use and smoking prevention, long-term care, medical malpractice, and cost-effectiveness analyses of medical technologies. He also has a long-standing interest in hospitals, including regulation of hospitals, health care financing, and health manpower.
Before joining the faculty at Duke in July 1993, he was a research economist at the Rand Corporation and served on the faculties of the University of Florida and Vanderbilt University. Sloan completed his undergraduate work at Oberlin College and received his Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University.
Labor Economics / Economics of the Household,
- PhD Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts - 1969
- A.B. (high honors in Economics) Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio - 1964
Teaching Fall 2013:
Teaching Spring 2014:
- ECON 433.01, ECON OF WAGES AND EMPLOYMENT
Social Sciences 113, MW 03:05 PM-04:20 PM
- ECON 756.01, GRADUATE HEALTH ECONOMICS I
Social Sciences 327, M 06:15 PM-08:45 PM
- ECON 334.01, HEALTH ECONOMICS
Old Chem 116, TuTh 01:25 PM-02:40 PM
- F.A. Sloan with L. Chepke (2008).
Medical Malpractice.. MIT Press.
- F.A. Sloan, co-edited with H. Kasper (2008).
Incentives and Choice in Health Care.. MIT Press.
- F.A. Sloan, co-edited with Hellen Gellband (2007).
Cancer Control Opportunities in Low- and Middle-Income Countries.. Washington: The National Academies Press.
- F.A. Sloan, edited with C-R. Hsieh (2007).
Pharmaceutical Innovation: Incentives, Competition, and Cost-Benefit Analysis in International Perspective.. Cambridge University Press.
- F.A. Sloan with L. Chepke (2007).
The Law and Economics of Public Health.. Now Publishers.
- F.A. Sloan with J. Ostermann, G. Picone, C. Conover, and D.H. Taylor, Jr. (2004).
The Price of Smoking.. MIT Press.
- F.A. Sloan with V.K. Smith and D.H. Taylor, Jr. (2003).
The Smoking Puzzle: Information, Risk Perception, and Choice.. Harvard University Press.
(Awarded Honorable Mention, Research
Communication Award, July 2004 by the
American Agricultural Economics Association.)
- F.A. Sloan with Stout, E., Whetten-Goldstein, K., and Liang, L. (2000).
Drinkers, Drivers, and Bartenders: Balancing Private Choices and Public Accountability.. University of Chicago Press.
Valuing Health Care: Costs, Benefits, and Effectiveness of Pharmaceuticals and Other Medical Technologies.. Cambridge: New York and Melbourne: Cambridge University Press.
- F.A. Sloan with A. Khwaja and Y. Wang (February, 2009).
Do Smokers Value their Health and Longevity Less?. Journal of Law Economics, 52(1), 171-196.
- F.A. Sloan with J. Shadle and L. Chepke (March, 2009).
Is There Empiracal Evidence for "Defensive Medicine?" A Reassessment. Journal of Health Economics, 28(2), 481-91.
- F.A. Sloan with A. Khwaja, D. Silverman and Y. Wang (March, 2009).
Are Smokers Misinformed?. Journal of Health Economics, 28(2), 385-397.
- F.A. Sloan with Y. Wang (November, 2008).
Economic Theory and Evidence on Smoking Behavior of Adults. Addiction, 103(11), 1777-1785.
- F.A. Sloan with L. Chepke (Spring 2008).
From Medical Malpractice to Quality Assurance. Issues in Sceince and Technology, 24(3), 63-70.
- F.A. Sloan with A. Khwaja and S. Chung (October, 2007).
Individual Expectations and Behaviors: Evidence of the Relationships between Mortality Expectations and Smoking Decisions. Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, 35(2), 179-201.
- F.A. Sloan with Ahmed Khwaja and Dan Silverman (September, 2007).
Time Preference, Time Discounting, and Smoking Decisions. Journal of Health Economics, 26(5), 927-949.
- F.A. Sloan with P. Arcidiancono and H. Sieg (February, 2007).
Living Rationally Under the Valcano? An Empirical Analysis of Heavy Drinking and Smoking. International Economic Review, 48(1).
- F.A. Sloan with A. Khawja, D. Silverman and Y. Wang (January, 2007).
Smoking, Wealth Accumulation, and the Propensity to Plan. Economics Letters, 94(1), 96-102.
- Curriculum Vitae
Frank A Sloan
Office: 236 Social Sciences Building
Phone: (919) 613-9358
Fax: (919) 684 6246
Duke Box 90097, Durham, NC 27708-0097