Edward C. Norton, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Health Management and Policy
Professor, Department of Economics
Research Affiliate, Population Studies Center
Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research
Office: (734) 615-5738; Fax: (734) 764-4338
Curriculum Vitae (PDF)
Edward C. Norton joined the faculty at the University of Michigan in 2008 as Professor in both the SPH Department of Health Management and Policy and in the Department of Economics. He is the Director of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Scholars in Health Policy Research at the University of Michigan, and a Research Affiliate of the Population Studies Center. In addition to his affiliations with the University of Michigan, Edward is a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research in the Health Economics Program. Before coming to Michigan, he taught at UNC at Chapel Hill and at Harvard Medical School. His research interests in health economics include long-term care and aging, and econometrics. In 2003, UNC at Chapel Hill awarded him the Phillip and Ruth Hettleman Prize for Artistic and Scholarly Achievement by Young Faculty.
HMP826: Applied Econometrics in Health Services Research
HMP827: Advanced Seminar in Health Care Economics
HMP840: Integrative Seminar in Health Services Organization and Policy Syllabus (PDF)
Ph.D., Economics, MIT, 1990
A.B., Economics, Princeton University, 1986
Research Interests & Projects
Health economics, long-term care and aging, and econometrics.
Werner, R. M., Norton, E. C., Konetzka, R. T., and Polsky, D. (2012). Do consumers respond to publicly reported quality information? Evidence from nursing homes. Journal of Health Economics, 31(1), 50-61.
Cawley, J., Han, E., and Norton E. C. (2011). The validity of genes related to neurotransmitters as instrumental variables. Health Economics, 20(8), 884-888.
French, M. T., Norton, E. C., Fang, H., and Maclean, J.C. (2010). Alcohol consumption and body weight. Health Economics, 19(7), 814-832.
Han, E., Norton, E. C., and Stearns, S. C. (2009). Weight and Wages: Fat versus Lean Paychecks. Health Economics, 18(5), 535-548.
Yang, Z., Gilleskie, D. B., and Norton, E. C. (2009). Health Insurance, Medical Care, and Health Outcomes: A Model of Elderly Health Dynamics. Journal of Human Resources, 44(1), 47-114.
Ai, C. and Norton, E. C. (2008). A Semiparametric Derivative Estimator in Log Transformation Models. The Econometrics Journal, 11(3), 538-553.
Van Houtven, C. H. and Norton, E. C. (2008). Informal care and Medicare expenditures: Testing for heterogeneous treatment effects Journal of Health Economics, 27(1), 134-156.
Van Houtven, C. H. and Norton, E. C. (2004). Informal care and health care use of older adults. Journal of Health Economics, 23(6), 1159-1180.
Ai, C. and Norton, E. C. (2003). Interaction Terms in Logit and Probit Models. Economics Letters, 80(1), 123-129.
Norton, E. C., and Staiger, D. O. (1994). How Hospital Ownership Affects Access to Care for the Uninsured RAND Journal of Economics, 25(1), 171-185.