​Office: 144 FOB
Ph​one: 801-422-7060
Email: matt_butler@byu.edu

Health Economics
Labor Economics​
Risk and Insurance

Matthew Butler

Adjunct Professor


PhD, University of California, Berkeley, 2011

Research and Professional Experience

​Matthew J. Butler, Econ Ph.D. from the University of California – Berkeley, taught as a visiting and adjunct instructor for the Economics Department from 2007 to 2015. He has also worked as a health economist for University of Utah Health. Currently he works in the Risk Management Division in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Prior to his position in Risk Management he worked in the Correlation Research Division. He maintains an appointment as the Director of Health Economics in the Center for Population Science and Discovery at the University of Arizona.​

Selected Publications

"Nursing gender pay differential in the new millennium" (with Barbara Wilson, Richard Butler, and William Johnson), Journal of Nursing Scholarship. 2018; 50(1): 102-108.

"To choose or not to choose: An experiment in hedging strategies and risk preferences" (with James Cardon and Mark Showalter), Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics. 2017; 67:14-19. ​

"Employment and wage disparities for nurses with activity limitations" (with Barbara Wilson and Richard Butler), Journal of Nursing Scholarship. 2016; 48(6): 608-615.

"Are Low Income Patients Receiving the Benefits of Electronics Health Records? A Statewide Survey" (with William Johnson and Gevork Harootunian), Health Informatics Journal, 2013, 19(2), 91-100.

"Not Always Black and White: Racial Bias for Birth Disparities from Excluding Hispanic Identification" (with Barbara Wilson and Cristi Coursen), Journal of Health Disparities Research and Practice, 2011, 5(1), 80-92.

"Splitting the Difference? Causal Inference and Theories of Split-Party Delegations" (with Daniel M. Butler), Political Analysis, 2006, 14(4), 439-455.

"Do Voters Affect or Elect Policies? Evidence from the U.S. House" (with David S. Lee and Enrico Moretti), Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2004, 119(3), 807-860.

Faculty Homep​age ​​​​​​​​​
​​ ​