2145 Faculty/Administration Building
not physicians or bench scientists, we can provide economic analysis that can inform
both WSU and the larger community about economic aspects of this deadly pandemic.
In the first posting, Allen Goodman characterizes the COVID-19 virus as a massive tax
and he offers some policy guidance on dealing with it.
COVID-19 - Like a Massive Tax (
Health, Epidemics, and Economics - 10 out of 10?
Test Everybody? (
in 2020 - Dealing with Plagues (
Resource Center -
Forget the Great Recession -
Think the Great Depression (
Back by Easter?
Marginal Benefits and Marginal Costs (
Testing 2 - Finding the Denominator,
Finding the Location (
Manufacturing Through COVID-19 - Serious Problems (March 28, 2020)
The Pharmaceutical Industry -
Watch What You Listen For (
Numbers Matter - Death Estimates and False
How Many Ventilators is Enough? (
Together and Apart -
Economies of Scale and COVID-19 (
Economic Models of COVID-19:
Taxes and Cigars (
The Wisconsin Poll Tax (
Who Can Re-Open - COVID-19 Cap
and Trade (
What Is It About
Epidemics that Business Leaders Do not Understand? (
How Should We Re-Open? (
How Should We Reopen? Part 2 - Lessons
from the Film Industry (
COVID-19 and the Cities (
Distributing Vaccines -
The Economics are Simple (
Re-Opening Universities (
The Shape of the Economy (
Risk and Uncertainty - What
We Have is Uncertainty (
The Health Externality (
Aggregate Demand Again (May 9, 2020)
We Need a Cost Effective Vaccine (
Flattening the Curve, and then Watching It
Race to the Top, or Race to the Bottom (
Clark Clifford in 2020 (
Memorial Day - 2020 (
I conduct research in health and housing economics.
My current research, funded by the Michigan Health Endowment Foundation starting April 1, 2017, seeks to improve care in Skilled
Nursing Facilities (SNFs) through improved information systems for residents/caregivers/administrators. Contact me for more details.
I co-author the 8th edition of The Economics of Health and Health Care (Sherman Folland, Allen C. Goodman,
and Miron Stano), with Instructor’s Guide and Study Questions.
As of July 2019, we are proud to participate in the City of Detroit University Economic Analysis Partnership:
University of Michigan (Gabriel Ehrlich PI); Wayne State University (Allen C. Goodman PI); Michigan State University (Eric Scorsone PI)
This unique five-year collaboration will provide economic consulting and forecasting services to the City of Detroit.
Policy and Research Presentations
March 10, 2004 Detroit News Op-Ed piece Detroit Housing Rebound Needs Safe Streets, Good Schools.
January 15, 2008 participation in a podcast on the BBC regarding the Healthcare System in Detroit and the U.S.
A policy proposal - Fixing Part of the
Michigan Stem Cell Economics Study, August 2008
“The Economics of Health Care Reform”, presented October 25, 2011 at the Adult Learning Institute.
Is there an S in Urban Housing Supply … or What on Earth Happened in
Goodman, Goodman, Goodman, and Goodman “A Few Goodmen” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QktKLTLyLIM) – presented at 2015 AEA Meetings
with Stephen Henderson on WDET, April 6, 2016, about Differential Taxation
for Public Services in
I direct the MA program and seminar activities.
Prof. Li Way Lee serves as Director of the PhD program.
For information on application/admission to our Department’s programs, please turn to our Department’s home page.
Current Graduate Students (MA and PhD) MUST get approval to sign up for courses.
Jeopardy! and Trivia
On June 13, 2008. I was a contestant on Jeopardy! Others have written blogs about their adventures.
I decided to do something else! I hope you like it.
On October 1, 2014, my daughter Sara also appeared. She did better than Dad.
Sara and I are currently Llamas in the Sequoia Rundle of Learned League.
*** Peace Corps ***
Sara started a Peace Corps career in Burkina Faso in June 2011, returning in August 2013.
Her experiences were exciting and unusual. She has continued her blog during her return.
Sara received her
currently seeking a
PhD in public health at The
Classes (Syllabus / Course Material)
Principles of Economics Cr. 4
Supply, demand, price at the level of the firm and industry; business institutions and their operation; determinants of wage and salary levels, interest rates, rents, profits, income distribution; public policy in relation to business and labor.
State and Local Public Finance, Cr. 4
Economics of Health Care Cr. 4
Urban Economics Cr. 4
Public/Urban Economics Cr. 4
Economics of Health Care (Graduate) Cr. 4
This advanced course on the allocation of health care resources concentrates on demand and supply of health care. It looks at the roles of hospitals, physicians, and health insurance; market imperfections, government policies, and their role in economics of health care.
Urban and Regional Development (Graduate) Cr. 4
Dissertation Candidacy (Graduate)
Open only to Departmental Dissertation Candidates
To contact me via e-mail
updated May 29, 2020