Edward C. Norton, Ph.D.

Edward Norton

Professor, Department of Health Management and Policy

Professor, Department of Economics

Research Affiliate, Population Studies Center

Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research

M3108 SPH II      Vcard icon
1415 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-2029

Office: (734) 615-5738; Fax: (734) 764-4338

E-mail: ecnorton@umich.edu

Website(s): Personal web site; Health Econometrics (Lectures and Stata code, with Partha Deb & Will Manning)

Curriculum Vitae (PDF)

Professional Summary

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.

Courses Taught

HMP826: Applied Econometrics in Health Services Research    Syllabus (PDF)
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.

Selected Publications

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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.