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

Sloan, F. “Real returns to medical education: a comment.The Journal of Human Resources 11, no. 1 (January 1976): 118–26. Full Text

Sloan, F. A., and J. Lorant. “The Allocation of Physicians' Services: Evidence on Length-of-Visit.” Quarterly Review of Economics and Business 16, no. 3 (1976): 85–103.

Sloan, F. A., and B. Steinwald. “The Role of Health Insurance in the Physicians' Services Market.” Inquiry 12, no. 4 (December 1975): 257–99.

Sloan, F. A. “Physician Supply Behavior on the Short Run.” Industrial and Labor Relations Review 28, no. 4 (June 1975): 549–69. Open Access Copy

Sloan, F. A., and S. Richupan. “Short-Run Supply Responses of Professional Nurses: A Microanalysis.” Journal of Human Resources 10, no. 2 (March 1975): 241–57.

Jordan, W. S., W. R. Dowdle, B. C. Easterday, F. A. Ennis, B. M. Gregg, E. D. Kilbourne, J. A. Seal, and F. A. Sloan. “Influenza research in the Soviet Union--1974.The Journal of Infectious Diseases 130, no. 6 (December 1974): 686–93. Full Text

Sloan, F. A., and B. Steinwald. “Determinants of Physicians' Fees.” Journal of Business 47, no. 4 (October 1974): 493–511. Open Access Copy

Yett, D. E., and F. A. Sloan. “Migration patterns of recent medical school graduates.Inquiry : A Journal of Medical Care Organization, Provision and Financing 11, no. 2 (June 1974): 125–42.

Sloan, F. A., J. Cleckner, and J. Wayne. “Survey of North-Central Florida Family Physicians.” Florida Family Physician 23, no. 3 (1973): 11–16.

Sloan, F. A., and P. Newhouse. “Physician Pricing: Monopolistic or Competitive: Reply.” Southern Economic Journal 38 (April 1972): 577–80.