Faculty – Mark Votruba

MarkVotruba - Associate Professor, Economics
Associate Professor, Economics
Adjunct associate professor, University of Stavanger
Research Associate , Statistics Norway

Peter B. Lewis Building 275
Office Hours: Spring 2015: Thursday 2-4:30pm, or by appointment

How does plant downsizing affect the welfare of employees and their children? Is the use of public support programs affected by use among one's peers? These are just two of the questions Mark Votruba tackles in his research in public policy and health economics. Vortruba's third area of focus is how medical resources are allocated in the U.S. health care system. He's examined the consequences of referring stroke patients to hospitals that treat more stroke patients; potential cost savings of treatments to reduce premature birth; and influences on insurers' willingness to pay for treatments that could reduce long-term medical costs.

Curriculum Vita

PhD, Princeton University, 2003
MA, Princeton University, 1999
MA, University of Chicago, 1995
BS, Centre College of Kentucky, 1992

Initially Appointed: 2002

Interests and Courses


Health Economics: Allocation of Medical Resources, Incentives for Care, Insurance Markets.
Public/Labor Economics: Social Program Participation, Social Interactions Effects, Effects of Job Loss, Childhood Exposures.


Health economics; public economics; labor economics.

Recent Courses and Syllabi

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Selected Publications