Frank A Sloan, J. Alexander McMahon Professor of Health Policy and Management and Professor of Economics  

Office Location: 236 Social Sciences Building
Office Phone: (919) 613-9358
Email Address:

Areas of Expertise

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

PhD, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 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 (Spring 2014):

  • Econ 334.01, Health economics Synopsis
    Perkins 2087, TuTh 01:25 PM-02:40 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. MIT Press, 2008.
  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. F.A. Sloan, edited with C-R. Hsieh. Pharmaceutical Innovation: Incentives, Competition, and Cost-Benefit Analysis in International Perspective. Cambridge University Press, 2007.
  5. F.A. Sloan with L. Chepke. The Law and Economics of Public Health. Now Publishers, 2007.
  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. F.A. Sloan with A. Khwaja and Y. Wang. "Do Smokers Value their Health and Longevity Less?." Journal of Law Economics 52.1 (February, 2009): 171-196.
  11. F.A. Sloan with J. Shadle and L. Chepke. "Is There Empiracal Evidence for "Defensive Medicine?" A Reassessment." Journal of Health Economics 28.2 (March, 2009): 481-91.
  12. F.A. Sloan with A. Khwaja, D. Silverman and Y. Wang. "Are Smokers Misinformed?." Journal of Health Economics 28.2 (March, 2009): 385-397.
  13. F.A. Sloan with Y. Wang. "Economic Theory and Evidence on Smoking Behavior of Adults." Addiction 103.11 (November, 2008): 1777-1785.
  14. F.A. Sloan with L. Chepke. "From Medical Malpractice to Quality Assurance." Issues in Sceince and Technology 24.3 (Spring 2008): 63-70.
  15. F.A. Sloan with 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.
  16. F.A. Sloan with Ahmed Khwaja and Dan Silverman. "Time Preference, Time Discounting, and Smoking Decisions." Journal of Health Economics 26.5 (September, 2007): 927-949.
  17. F.A. Sloan with P. Arcidiancono and H. Sieg. "Living Rationally Under the Valcano? An Empirical Analysis of Heavy Drinking and Smoking." International Economic Review 48.1 (February, 2007).
  18. F.A. Sloan with A. Khawja, D. Silverman and Y. Wang. "Smoking, Wealth Accumulation, and the Propensity to Plan." Economics Letters 94.1 (January, 2007): 96-102.

Curriculum Vitae

Frank A Sloan