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I am teaching
metropolitan Detroiters increase taxes to fund the Zoo and the
How will we fund education and police protection in the near future?
Can we reduce the amount that we are spending on prisons?
I conduct research in health and housing economics.
I co-author the 7th edition of The Economics of Health and Health Care (Sherman Folland, Allen C. Goodman,
and Miron Stano), with Instructor’s Guide and Study Questions.
An 8th edition will appear in May 2017. We have recently moved to Taylor &
Francis publishers under the Routledge label. Please check their web site for further announcements.
If you have any questions about textbook content or availability, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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, 2013, my daughter Sara also appeared. She did better than Dad.
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
serves as an epidemiologist 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 – Fall 2014
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 January 10, 2017