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Mark Showalter

​​​Mark H. Showalter​


2114 WVB



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 employer-provided health insurance, the economics of sleep choice and interactions with development of human capital, and the implications of college completion on intergenerational income inequality. He served as Senior Economist for Health, Education, Labor, and Welfare on the President’s Council of Economic Advisers in 2003-2004. He is a current member of the Health Insurance Simulation Model Technical Review Panel for the Congressional Budget Office. He is on the editorial board for the Economics of Education Review and serves on the board of the ​Center for Health & Economy in Washington DC.Professor Showalter received his Ph.D. from the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his B.S. in Economics from Brigham Young University.

​​Selected Publications

James H. Cardon, Eric R. Eide, Kerk L. Phillips Mark H. Showalter (2018). A Model of Sleep, Leisure and Work over the Business Cycle. Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control.

James H. Cardon, Mark H. Showalter (2018). Wages, Health Insurance Benefits, and Worker Sorting Unver Asymmetric Information. International Journal of the Economics of Business.

Neal A. Masia, Jonathan Smerling, Tendayi Kapfidze, Richard Manning, Mark H. Showalter (2018). Vaccination and GDP Growth Rates: Exploring the Links in a Conditional Convergence Framework. World Development.

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