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This Winter 2019 term,
I am teaching
In Fall 2019, I will
I conduct research in health and housing economics.
My current research, funded by the Michigan Health Endowment Foundation starting April 1, 2017, seeks to improve care in Skilled
Nursing Facilities (SNFs) through improved information systems for residents/caregivers/administrators. Contact me for more details.
I co-author the 8th edition of The Economics of Health and Health Care (Sherman Folland, Allen C. Goodman,
and Miron Stano), with Instructor’s Guide and Study Questions.
Policy and Research Presentations
March 10, 2004 Detroit News Op-Ed piece “Detroit Housing Rebound Needs Safe Streets, Good Schools.”
January 15, 2008 participation in a podcast on the BBC regarding the Healthcare System in Detroit and the U.S.
A policy proposal - “Fixing Part of the
Michigan Stem Cell Economics Study – August 2008
A January 29, 2009 clip from the radio program “Detroit Today,” looking at Detroit’s fiscal crisis.
“The Economics of Health Care Reform”, presented October 25, 2011 at the Adult Learning Institute.
“Is there an S in Urban Housing Supply … or What on Earth Happened in Detroit.” Click here.
Goodman, Goodman, Goodman, and Goodman “A Few Goodmen” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QktKLTLyLIM) – presented at 2015 AEA Meetings
with Stephen Henderson on WDET, April 6, 2016, about Differential Taxation
for Public Services in
I direct the MA program and seminar activities.
Prof. Li Way Lee serves as Director of the PhD program.
For information on application/admission to our Department’s programs, please turn to our Department’s home page.
Current Graduate Students (MA and PhD) MUST get approval to sign up for courses.
Jeopardy! and Trivia
On June 13, 2008. I was a contestant on Jeopardy! Others have written blogs about their adventures.
I decided to do something else! I hope you like it.
On October 1, 2014, my daughter Sara also appeared. She did better than Dad.
Sara and I are currently Llamas in the Sequoia Division of Learned League.
*** Peace Corps ***
Sara started a Peace Corps career in Burkina Faso in June 2011, returning in August 2013.
Her experiences were exciting and unusual. She has continued her blog during her return.
Sara received her
currently seeking a PhD in public
health at The
Classes (Syllabus / Course Material)
Principles of Economics Cr. 4
Supply, demand, price at the level of the firm and industry; business institutions and their operation; determinants of wage and salary levels, interest rates, rents, profits, income distribution; public policy in relation to business and labor.
State and Local Public Finance, Cr. 4
Economics of Health Care Cr. 4
Urban Economics Cr. 4
Public/Urban Economics Cr. 4
Economics of Health Care (Graduate) Cr. 4
This advanced course on the allocation of health care resources concentrates on demand and supply of health care. It looks at the roles of hospitals, physicians, and health insurance; market imperfections, government policies, and their role in economics of health care.
Urban and Regional Development (Graduate) Cr. 4
Dissertation Candidacy (Graduate)
Open only to Departmental Dissertation Candidates
To contact me via e-mail
updated April 3, 2019