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Frank A. Sloan, J. Alexander McMahon Professor Emeritus of Health Policy and Management and Professor of Public Policy Studies and Affiliate, Duke Global Health Institute of Duke Global Health Institute and Faculty Research Scholar of DuPRI's Population Research Center and Faculty Research Scholar of DuPRI's Center for Population Health & Aging and Affiliate of Center for Child and F  

Office Location: 236 Social Sciences Bldg, Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone: (919) 613-9358
Duke Box: 90097
Email Address: fsloan@duke.edu
Web Page: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B2smnQ7YzDgOeHpHemFSSVNpOGs

Areas of Expertise

  • Health Policy
    • Aging, Long-Term Care
    • Alcohol
    • Economics
    • Insurance
    • Smoking/Tobacco
    • Others

Ph.D.,  Harvard University, 1969
A.B. (high honors in Economics), Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio, 1964

Research Description: Research: Health economics; health policy; addiction research; medical malpractice; aging research

Representative Publications   (More Publications)

  1. Sloan, F; Chepke, L. Medical Malpractice. M I T PRESS, 2008.
  2. F.A. Sloan, co-edited with H. Kasper. Incentives and Choice in Health Care. Edited by Sloan, FA; Kasper, H.1 MIT Press, July, 2008.  [abs]
  3. Countries, COCCIL-AM-I; Health, BOG; Medicine, IO. Cancer Control Opportunities in Low- and Middle-Income Countries. Edited by Sloan, FA; Gelband, H. National Academies Press, January, 2007. 340 pages pp.  [abs]
  4. Sloan, FA; Hsieh, CR. Pharmaceutical innovation: Incentives, competition, and cost-benefit analysis in international perspective. Cambridge University Press, January, 2007. 1-331 pp. [doi]  [abs]
  5. Sloan, FA; Chepke, LM. "The law and economics of public health." Foundations and Trends® in Microeconomics 3.5-6 (December, 2007): 331-490. [doi]  [abs]
  6. F.A. Sloan with J. Ostermann, G. Picone, C. Conover, and D.H. Taylor, Jr.. The Price of Smoking. MIT Press, 2004.
  7. Sloan, FA; Smith, VK; D H Taylor, J. The Smoking Puzzle: Information, Risk Perception, and Choice. Harvard University Press, 2003. (Awarded Honorable Mention, Research Communication Award, July 2004 by the American Agricultural Economics Association)
  8. Sloan, FA; Stout, E; Whetten-Goldstein, K; Liang, L. Drinkers, Drivers, and Bartenders Balancing Private Choices and Public Accountability. University of Chicago Press, June, 2000. 293 pages pp.
  9.  Valuing Health Care: Costs, Benefits, and Effectiveness of Pharmaceuticals and Other Medical Technologies. Edited by Frank A. Sloan. Cambridge: New York and Melbourne: Cambridge University Press, 1995. xi, 273 pp.
  10. Khwaja, A; Sloan, F; Wang, Y. "Do smokers value their health and longevity less?." The Journal of Law & Economics 52.1 (February, 2009): 171-196. [doi]  [abs]
  11. Sloan, FA; Shadle, JH. "Is there empirical evidence for "Defensive Medicine"? A reassessment.." Journal of Health Economics 28.2 (March, 2009): 481-491. [19201500], [doi]  [abs]
  12. Sloan, FA; Khwaja, A; Silverman, D; Wang, Y. "Are Smokers Misinformed?." Journal of Health Economics 28.2 (March, 2009): 385-397. [19178971], [doi]  [abs]
  13. Sloan, FA; Wang, Y. "Economic theory and evidence on smoking behavior of adults.." Addiction (Abingdon, England) 103.11 (November, 2008): 1777-1785. [18778387], [doi]  [abs]
  14. Sloan, F; Chepke, L. "From medical malpractice to quality assurance." Issues in Science and Technology 24.3 (March, 2008): 63-70.  [abs]
  15. Sloan, FA; Khwaja, A; Chung, S. "Individual Expectations and Behaviors: Evidence of the Relationships between Mortality Expectations and Smoking Decisions." Journal of Risk and Uncertainty 35.2 (October, 2007): 179-201. [doi]  [abs]
  16. Khwaja, A; Silverman, D; Sloan, F. "Time preference, time discounting, and smoking decisions.." Journal of Health Economics 26.5 (September, 2007): 927-949. [doi]  [abs]
  17. Arcidiacono, P; Sieg, H; Sloan, F. "Living rationally under the volcano? An empirical analysis of heavy drinking and smoking." International Economic Review 48.1 (February, 2007): 37-65. [doi]  [abs]
  18. Khwaja, A; Silverman, D; Sloan, F; Wang, Y. "Smoking, wealth accumulation and the propensity to plan." Economics Letters 94.1 (January, 2007): 96-103. [doi]  [abs]

Curriculum Vitae

Professor Sloan is interested in studying the subjects of health policy and the economics of aging, hospitals, health, pharmaceuticals, and substance abuse. He has received funding from numerous research grants that he earned for studies of which he was the principal investigator. His most recent grants were awarded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Center for Disease Control, the Pew Charitable Trust, and the National Institute on Aging. Titles of his projects include, “Why Mature Smokers Do Not Quit,” “Legal and Economic Vulnerabilities of the Master Settlement Agreement,” “Determinants and Cost of Alcohol Abuse Among the Elderly and Near-elderly,” and “Reinsurance Markets and Public Policy.” He received the Investigator Award for his work on the project, “Reoccurring Crises in Medical Malpractice.” Some of his earlier works include the studies entitled, “Policies to Attract Nurses to Underserved Areas,” “The Impact of National Economic Conditions on the Health Care of the Poor-Access,” and “Analysis of Physician Price and Output Decisions.” Professor Sloan’s latest research continues to investigate the trends and repercussions of medical malpractice, physician behavior, and hospital behavior.

Frank A. Sloan