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James Cardon

James H. Cardon


2118 WVB


PhD, Princeton University, 1996
MA, Princeton University, 1995
BA, Brigham Young University, 1992

Research and Professional Experience

James H. Cardon is a 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 Economics. Journal of Health Economics.

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

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

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

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

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

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