Office: 435-C CTB​
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Email: james_cardon@byu.edu

Curric​ulum Vitae

Health Economics
Industrial Organization

James H. Cardon

​​Associate Profes​​sor​​


PhD, Princeton University, 1996

MA, Princeton University, 1995

BA, Brigham Young University, 1992

Research and Professional Experience

James H. Cardon is an Associate Professor of Economics at Brigham Young University.  His research focuses on various topics in health economics. Current research projects include Health Savings Accounts, FSAs, pharmaceutical advertising, medical malpractice policy, and the effects of sleep be​havior on productivity. He has also written papers on adverse selection, school competition and R&D policy. Professor Cardon received his Ph.D. in economics from Princeton University in 1996.​

Selected Publications

James H. Cardon (2010). Flexible Spending Accounts and Adverse Selection.Journal of Risk and Insurance.

James H. Cardon, Mark H. Showalter (2007). Insurance Choice and Tax-Preferred Health Savings Accounts Journal of Health EconomicsJournal of Health Economics

James H. Cardon (2003). Agricultural Market Structure, Generic Advertising and WelfareJournal of Agricultural and Resource Economics.

James H. Cardon, Mark H. Showalter (2003). Flexible Spending Accounts as InsuranceThe Journal of Risk and Insurance.

James H. Cardon (2003). Strategic Quality Choice and Charter SchoolsJournal of Public Economics. 

James H. Cardon, Igal Hendel (2001). Asymmetric Information in Health Markets: Evidence from the National Medical Expenditure SurveyRAND Journal of Economics.

James H. Cardon, Mark H. Showalter (2001). An Examination of Flexible Spending AccountsJournal of Health Economics.

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