Office: 435-A CTB​
Phone: 801-422-2859
Email: showalter@byu.edu

Curriculum Vi​tae

Health Economics​ 
Economics of Education

​​​Mark H. Showalter​

Department Chair, Professor


PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1991
BA, Brigham Young University, 1986

Research and Professional Experience

Mark H. Showalter is a Professor of Economics at Brigham Young University. His research focuses on topics in h​ealth economics and the economics of education. Current research projects include modeling sleep choice integrating economic and biological models, creating a forecasting model for the interaction of health savings accounts and insurance choice, evaluating how much of the racial gap in test scores can be accounted for by differences in sleep patterns for adolescents, and measuring the effect of pharmaceutical DTC advertising on adherence behavior of patients. He served as Senior Economist for Health, Education, Labor, and Welfare on the President’s Council of Economic Advisers in 2003-2004. He currently serves as an Associate Editor for the Economics of Education Review. Professor Showalter received his Ph.D. from the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

​​Selected Publications

Eric R. Eide, Mark H. Showalter (2010). Student Incentives. International Encyclopedia of Education.
Eric R. Eide, Mark H. Showalter (2010). Human Capital. International Encyclopedia of Education.
Eric R. Eide, Dan D. Goldhaber, Mark H. Showalter (2010). The Relation Between Children's Health and Academic Achievement. Children and Youth Services Review.


​​​     Published & Working Papers​


​     ​​Econ 110

     Econ 380​

     Econ 388

     Econ​ 465


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