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Elizabeth R. Vigdor, Associate Professor of the Practice of Public Policy  

Office Location: 108 Rubenstein Hall
Office Phone: (919) 613-9264
Duke Box: 90312
Email Address: elizabeth.vigdor@duke.edu

Areas of Expertise

  • Health Policy, Economics
  • Public Finance
    • Education Finance
    • Revenue Forecasting
    • State and Local Government Finance
    • Tax and Expenditure Analysis

PhD, Harvard University, 1999

Research Categories: Health Policy and Health Economics

Research Description: Research: Health economics, health of the uninsured, access to care, measurement and valuation of health, gun policy

Typical Courses Taught:

  • Pubpol 267s, Value for money in health care Synopsis

Recent Publications   (More Publications)

  1. E Vigdor. "Coverage Does Matter: The Value of Health Forgone by the Uninsured." Hidden Costs, Value Lost: Uninsurance in America. Ed. IO Medicine The National Academies Press, February, 2014
  2. E Vigdor and JA Mercy. "Disarming Batterers: The Impact of Laws Restricting Access to Firearms by Domestic Violence Offenders." Evaluating Gun Policy. Ed. PJ Cook and JO Ludwig Brookings Press, February, 2014
  3. Busch, H Susan and RV Elizabeth. "Are Adults in Poor Health More Likely to Enroll in Public Insurance?." Inquiry 45.4 (2008): 380-394.
  4. E Vigdor and JA Mercy. "Do Laws Restricting Access to Firearms by Domestic Violence Offenders Prevent Intimate Partner Homicide?." Evaluation Review (2006).
  5. W Miller, E Vigdor and W Manning. "Covering the Uninsured: What is it Worth?." Health Affairs (2004).

Elizabeth Vigdor’s research focuses on the economics of health policy, specifically the individual and social consequences of being uninsured, the measurement and valuation of health, and the impact of firearms policies. She earned a PhD in Health Policy from Harvard University and her MS in Health Policy and Management from Harvard School of Public Health. Vigdor has previously been an assistant professor of public policy and a research scholar at Sanford. She is affiliated with the Center for Health Policy and the Center for Child and Family Policy.

Elizabeth R. Vigdor