Frank A. Sloan

Frank A. Sloan

J. Alexander McMahon Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Health Policy and Management

External Address: 
236 Social Sciences Bldg, Durham, NC 27708
Internal Office Address: 
Box 90097, Durham, NC 27708-0253
(919) 613-9358

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.


  • Ph.D., Harvard University 1969

Costanzo, Philip R., Patrick S. Malone, Daniel Belsky, Stefan Kertesz, Mark Pletcher, and Frank A. Sloan. “Longitudinal differences in alcohol use in early adulthood.Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs 68, no. 5 (September 2007): 727–37. Full Text

Khwaja, Ahmed, Dan Silverman, and Frank Sloan. “Time preference, time discounting, and smoking decisions.Journal of Health Economics 26, no. 5 (September 2007): 927–49. Full Text

Bethel, M Angelyn, Frank A. Sloan, Daniel Belsky, and Mark N. Feinglos. “Longitudinal incidence and prevalence of adverse outcomes of diabetes mellitus in elderly patients.Archives of Internal Medicine 167, no. 9 (May 2007): 921–27. Full Text

Humphreys, Margaret, Philip Costanzo, Kerry L. Haynie, Truls Ostbye, Idrissa Boly, Daniel Belsky, and Frank Sloan. “Racial disparities in diabetes a century ago: evidence from the pension files of US Civil War veterans.Soc Sci Med 64, no. 8 (April 2007): 1766–75. Full Text

Arcidiacono, P., H. Sieg, and F. Sloan. “Living rationally under the volcano? An empirical analysis of heavy drinking and smoking.” International Economic Review 48, no. 1 (February 1, 2007): 37–65. Full Text

Khwaja, A., D. Silverman, F. Sloan, and Y. Wang. “Smoking, wealth accumulation and the propensity to plan.” Economics Letters 94, no. 1 (January 1, 2007): 96–103. Full Text

Trogdon, J. G., and F. A. Sloan. “Cigarette taxes and the master settlement agreement.” Economic Inquiry 44, no. 4 (October 1, 2006): 729–39. Full Text

Williams, Adrienne, Frank A. Sloan, and Paul P. Lee. “Longitudinal rates of cataract surgery.Arch Ophthalmol 124, no. 9 (September 2006): 1308–14. Full Text

Khwaja, A., F. Sloan, and M. Salm. “Evidence on preferences and subjective beliefs of risk takers: The case of smokers.” International Journal of Industrial Organization 24, no. 4 (July 1, 2006): 667–82. Full Text

Sloan, F. A., A. Khwaja, and S. Chung. “Individual Expectations and Behaviors: Evidence of the Relationships between Mortality Expectations and Smoking Decisions.” International Journal of Industrial Organization 24, no. 4 (July 2006): 683–99.