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Dr. William C. Grant
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JMU Faculty Bill Grant

Associate Professor, Department of Economics

Year Started at JMU: 2006


Ph.D. University of North Carolina

Post-doc. Duke University

B.A. Davidson College

Academic Interests:

game theory, health economics, design of randomized experiments, economic history

Professional background:

Research Fellow, 2004-2006:

Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp.

Research Fellow, 2003:

         Mid-Atlantic Medical Services Inc.

Research Assistant, 1997:

         Bank of America, Department of Economic and Financial Research

Service work:

Math tutoring volunteer for Harrisonburg city schools

Personal Interests:

         Pedagogy of T ball, preparation of delicious soups, par-3 golf   

Current Courses Taught:

economic history, health economics, game theory, intermediate micro, introductory micro and macro, information security (MBA) economics 

Key Publications: 

“Run Reversal Equilibrium for Clinical Trial Randomization.”  PLOS ONE: Public Library of Science. 

"Minimizing Selection Bias in Randomized Trials: A Nash Equilibrium Approach to Optimal Randomization." Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization: Elsevier.

"The Burden of Hepatitis-C Virus Infection in Children: Estimated Direct Medical Costs Over a Ten-Year Period." Journal of Pediatrics: Elsevier.

"Trends in Healthcare Resource Use for Hepatitis-C Virus Infection in the United States."  Hepatology: Wiley.

Positions Held:

Associate Professor, 2012-present; Assistant Professor, 2006-2012:

Department of Economics, James Madison University

Post-doctoral Fellow, 2004-2006:

         Duke Clinical Research Institute, Duke University

Post-doctoral Fellow, 2003:

         Center on Drugs and Public Policy, University of Maryland