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Frank Sloan

J. Alex McMahon Professor, Health Policy
Trinity College of Arts and Sciences

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Frank Sloan


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.


Title Number Level Semester Requirements Fulfilled
Special Topics: Economics of Global Health

No course description available

Course Notes:
UG/GRAD SPRING 2016 MSC: Elective
MAJOR: Focused Study
MINOR: Elective

Recent Publications

Sloan, FA, McCutchan, SA, and Eldred, LM. "Alcohol-Impaired Driving and Perceived Risks of Legal Consequences." Alcoholism, clinical and experimental research (January 5, 2017).

Robinson, PA, Sloan, FA, and Eldred, LM. "Advantageous Selection, Moral Hazard, and Insurer sorting on Risk in the U.S. Automobile Insurance Market." Journal of Risk and Insurance (November 2016).

Sloan, F, Eldred, L, McCutchan, S, and Platt, A. "Deterring Rearrests for Drinking and Driving." Southern Economic Journal 83, no. 2 (October 2016): 416-436.