PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010
BS Brigham Young University, 2004
Research and Professional Experience
Brigham Frandsen returns to his Alma Mater
(Physics/Econ B.S. '04) after completing his Ph.D. in Economics at MIT, where his
dissertation focused on econometric methodology and labor economics.
After his Ph.D., Dr. Frandsen was selected as a Robert Wood Johnson
Scholar in Health Policy Research at Harvard University where he spent two
years in residence furthering his research in econometrics and labor economics,
as well as adding health policy to his research agenda. Dr. Frandsen's
methodological research focuses on causal inference on distributional effects.
He applies these methodologies to questions about the impact of labor market
institutions and interventions on education and earnings outcomes. His health
policy research deals with the consequences of fragmentation in the U.S. health
care system. In addition to research, Dr. Frandsen enjoys hiking and mountain
biking with his wife, Christine, and their four children.