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Paul Eliason

Paul Eliason

Assistant Professor

2147 WVB


PhD, Duke University, 2018
MA, Duke University, 2014
BA Economics and Mathematics, BYU, 2010​

Research and Professional Experience

Paul is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Brigham Young University and a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research. Paul's research interests include empirical industrial organization and public economics, with a focus on health care. His current projects examine how economic incentives shape health care provision and outcomes in the U.S. and explore the potential effects of proposed policy interventions. After graduating from Brigham Young University in 2010 with a BA in Economics and Mathematics, Paul Eliason worked as a research assistant at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. In 2012, Paul began a Ph.D. program in Economics at Duke University. After completing his degree in 2018, Paul joined the Department of Economics at BYU as an Assistant Professor. ​​​

Selected Publications

"How Acquisitions Affect Behavior and Performance: Evidence from the Dialysis Industry" (2018) with B. Heebsh, R. McDevitt, and J. Roberts, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Vol. 135, Issue 1 (2020).

"Strategic Patient Discharge: The Case of Long-Term Care Hospitals" (2017) with P. Grieco, R. McDevitt, and J. Roberts, American Economic Review 108, no. 11 (2018).​

"Can Fiscal Rules Constrain the Size of Government? An Analysis of the 'Crown Jewel' of Tax and Expenditure Limitations" (2017) with B. Lutz, Journal of Public Economics 166 (2018).​

"The Effect of Bundled Payments on Provider Behavior and Patient Outcomes," with B. Heebsh, R. League, R. McDevitt, and J. Roberts, revise and resubmit, American Economic Review (2023).

"Ambulance Taxis: The Impact of Regulation and Litigation on Health Care Fraud," with R. League, J. Leder-Luis, R. McDevitt, and J. Roberts, revise and resubmit, Journal of Political Economy (2023)

Fall Office Hours

By appointment