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Andrew Friedson, Ph.D

Assistant Professor

Vita: Professor Friedson's Vita​​​​ ​
E-mail: Andrew Friedson
Office Location: Lawrence Street Center 470F
Phone: 303-315-2038
Fax: 303-315-2048
Areas of Expertise:
Health Economics, Urban Economics, Economics of Public Policy 

Education & Degrees

PhD, Economics, Syracuse University, 2012

MA, Economics, Syracuse University, 2010

BA, Economics, Mathematics, University of Rochester, 2007


Dr. Friedson specializes in economics of the healthcare market, with particular focus on health policy and healthcare efficiency.  He has also done work on the housing market.  He is the recipient of the National Tax Association’s 2014 Richard Musgrave Prize.​

Selected Publications

Friedson, A.I. (2017) “Medical Scribes as an Input in Healthcare Production: Evidence from a Randomized Experiment” American Journal of Health Economicsforthcoming.


Crost, B. and A. Friedson, (2017) “Recessions and Health Revisited: New Findings for Working Age Adults” Economics & Human Biology, forthcoming.


Friedson, A.I. (2017) “Medical Malpractice Damage Caps and Provider Reimbursement” Health Economics, Volume 26, Issue 1, pages 118-135.


Friedson, A.I. and A.F. Marier, (2017) “Mandated Health Insurance and Provider Reimbursement via Private Insurance: Evidence from the Massachusetts Health Reform” Health Services Research & Managerial Epidemiology, Volume 4, pages 1-6.


Friedson, A.I. and J. Li, (2015) “The Impact of Agglomeration Economies on Hospital Input Prices” Health Economics Review, Vol 5, Issue 38, pages 1-15.


Cortes, K.E. and A.I. Friedson, (2014) “Ranking Up by Moving Out: The Effect of the Texas Top 10% Plan on Property Values” National Tax Journal, Vol 67, Issue 1, pages 51-76.


Friedson, A.I. and A.N. Bogin, (2013) “Winning Pays: High School Football Championships and Property Values” Journal of Housing Economics, Vol 22, Issue 1, pages 54-61.


Friedson, A.I. and T.J. Kniesner, (2012) “Losers and Losers: Some Demographics of Medical Malpractice Tort Reforms” Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, Vol 45, Issue 2, pages 115 – 133.​

Courses Taught

Undergraduate level: 

Intermediate Microeconomics

Health Economics

Urban Economics

​Graduate level:

Health Economics