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.

Research Interests:

  • Health Economics
  • Economics
  • Labor Economics / Economics of the Household
  • Behavioral Economics

Education:

  • PhD Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts - 1969
  • A.B. (high honors in Economics) Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio - 1964

Recent Publications (More Publications)

  • F.A. Sloan with L. Chepke (2008) Medical Malpractice
  • F.A. Sloan, co-edited with H. Kasper (2008) Incentives and Choice in Health Care
  • F.A. Sloan, co-edited with Hellen Gellband (2007) Cancer Control Opportunities in Low- and Middle-Income Countries
  • F.A. Sloan, edited with C-R. Hsieh (2007) Pharmaceutical Innovation: Incentives, Competition, and Cost-Benefit Analysis in International Perspective
  • F.A. Sloan with L. Chepke (2007) The Law and Economics of Public Health
  • F.A. Sloan with J. Ostermann, G. Picone, C. Conover, and D.H. Taylor, Jr. (2004) The Price of Smoking
  • F.A. Sloan with V.K. Smith and D.H. Taylor, Jr. (2003) The Smoking Puzzle: Information, Risk Perception, and Choice
  • F.A. Sloan with Stout, E., Whetten-Goldstein, K., and Liang, L. (2000) Drinkers, Drivers, and Bartenders: Balancing Private Choices and Public Accountability
  • (1995) Valuing Health Care: Costs, Benefits, and Effectiveness of Pharmaceuticals and Other Medical Technologies
  • F.A. Sloan with A. Khwaja and Y. Wang (2009) Do Smokers Value their Health and Longevity Less? Journal of Law Economics, 52, 171-196,
  • F.A. Sloan with J. Shadle and L. Chepke (2009) Is There Empiracal Evidence for "Defensive Medicine?" A Reassessment Journal of Health Economics, 28, 481-91,
  • F.A. Sloan with A. Khwaja, D. Silverman and Y. Wang (2009) Are Smokers Misinformed? Journal of Health Economics, 28, 385-397,
  • F.A. Sloan with Y. Wang (2008) Economic Theory and Evidence on Smoking Behavior of Adults Addiction, 103, 1777-1785,
  • F.A. Sloan with L. Chepke (2008) From Medical Malpractice to Quality Assurance Issues in Sceince and Technology, 24, 63-70,
  • F.A. Sloan with A. Khwaja and S. Chung (2007) Individual Expectations and Behaviors: Evidence of the Relationships between Mortality Expectations and Smoking Decisions Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, 35, 179-201,
  • F.A. Sloan with Ahmed Khwaja and Dan Silverman (2007) Time Preference, Time Discounting, and Smoking Decisions Journal of Health Economics, 26, 927-949,
  • F.A. Sloan with P. Arcidiancono and H. Sieg (2007) Living Rationally Under the Valcano? An Empirical Analysis of Heavy Drinking and Smoking International Economic Review, 48,
  • F.A. Sloan with A. Khawja, D. Silverman and Y. Wang (2007) Smoking, Wealth Accumulation, and the Propensity to Plan Economics Letters, 94, 96-102,