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

Office Location: Social Sciences, Rm. 236, Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone: (919) 613-9358
Duke Box: 90097
Email Address: fsloan@duke.edu
Web Page: https://econ.duke.edu/uploads/media_items/sloan-cv-april-15.original.pdf

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

Teaching (Fall 2016):

  • Econ 334.01, Health economics Synopsis
    Languages 109, TuTh 03:05 PM-04:20 PM
  • Econ 757.01, Health economics: demand Synopsis
    Social sciences 105, M 06:15 PM-08:45 PM

Representative Publications   (More Publications)

  1. F.A. Sloan with L. Chepke. Medical Malpractice. MIT Press, 2008.
  2. F.A. Sloan, co-edited with H. Kasper. Incentives and Choice in Health Care. Edited by FA Sloan and H Kasper.1 MIT Press, 2008.  [abs]
  3. F.A. Sloan, co-edited with Hellen Gellband. Cancer Control Opportunities in Low- and Middle-Income Countries. Washington: The National Academies Press, 2007.
  4. FA Sloan and CR Hsieh. Pharmaceutical innovation: Incentives, competition, and cost-benefit analysis in international perspective. scopus. Cambridge University Press, January, 2007. 1-331 pp. [doi]  [abs]
  5. FA Sloan and LM Chepke. The law and economics of public health. Foundations and Trends in Microeconomics.3.5-6Now Publishers, 2007. 331-490 pp. [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. F.A. Sloan with V.K. Smith and D.H. Taylor, Jr.. 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. F.A. Sloan with Stout, E., Whetten-Goldstein, K., and Liang, L.. Drinkers, Drivers, and Bartenders: Balancing Private Choices and Public Accountability. University of Chicago Press, 2000. 115-42 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. A Khwaja, F Sloan and Y Wang. "Do smokers value their health and longevity less?." Journal of Law and Economics 52.1 (February, 2009): 171-196. [doi]  [abs]
  11. FA Sloan and JH Shadle. "Is there empirical evidence for "Defensive Medicine"? A reassessment.." J Health Econ 28.2 (March, 2009): 481-491. [19201500], [doi]  [abs]
  12. FA Sloan, A Khwaja, D Silverman and Y Wang. "Are Smokers Misinformed?." Journal of Health Economics 28.2 (March, 2009): 385-397. [19178971], [doi]  [abs]
  13. FA Sloan and Y Wang. "Economic theory and evidence on smoking behavior of adults.." Addiction 103.11 (November, 2008): 1777-1785. [18778387], [doi]  [abs]
  14. F Sloan and L Chepke. "From medical malpractice to quality assurance." Issues in Science and Technology 24.3 (Spring 2008): 63-70.  [abs]
  15. FA Sloan, A Khwaja and S Chung. "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. A Khwaja, D Silverman and F Sloan. "Time preference, time discounting, and smoking decisions." Journal of Health Economics 26.5 (September, 2007): 927-949. [doi]  [abs]
  17. P Arcidiacono, H Sieg and F Sloan. "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. A Khwaja, D Silverman, F Sloan and Y Wang. "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