Christina Marsh Dalton

Christina Marsh Dalton

Associate Professor


204B Kirby Hall
(336) 758-4495

Research Interests: Health Economics, Industrial Organization, Applied Microeconomics

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Dr. Christina M. Dalton’s research is at the intersection of health economics and industrial organization: improving health care provision by analyzing how markets for health care goods and services work (or don’t work). For example, her projects include modeling how nonprofits and for-profit hospices choose patients differently and how insurance out-of-pocket costs, such as the infamous “donut hole”, change how senior citizens fill prescriptions. Dr. Dalton received her PhD from the University of Minnesota. Previous to graduate studies, she worked at the New York Federal Reserve Bank and for a private consulting firm focusing on school districts, local government, and nonprofits.


B.A. – Cornell University
Ph.D. – University of Minnesota



ECN 240: Economics of Health and Medicine
ECN 209: Applied Econometrics


Featured Publications

  1. “Estimating Demand Elasticities Using Nonlinear Pricing.” International Journal of Industrial Organization, Vol. 37, pp. 178-191, 2014.
  2. “Moral Hazard, Adverse Selection and Health Expenditures: A Semiparametric Analysis.” (with Patrick Bajari, Han Hong, and Ahmed Khwaja), RAND Journal of Economics, Vol. 45, No. 4, pp. 747-763, 2014.

Working Papers

  1. Myopia and Complex Dynamic Incentives: Evidence from Medicare Part D (with Gautam Gowrisankaran and Robert Town)
  2. Outsourcing and Ownership: Theory and Evidence from California General Care Hospitals (with Patrick Warren)
  3. Why Do Firms Use Insurance to Fund Worker Health Benefits (with Sarah Holland)

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