Bill Grant - 2021


Associate Professor, Economics
Year Started at JMU: 2006
Contact Info

  • Ph.D. University of North Carolina
  • Post-doc. Duke University
  • B.A. Davidson College
Professional Interests
  • Game theory
  • Health economics
  • Design of randomized experiments
  • Economic history
Personal Interests
  • Preparation of delicious soups
  • Backwoods golf course flora and fauna
  • Hiking and biking the Shenandoah Valley
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
Current Courses Taught
  • Game Theory
  • Health Economics
  • Intermediate Microeconomics
  • Introductory Micro and Macroeconomics
Positions Held
  • Associate Professor, Department of Economics, James Madison University, 2012-present 
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, James Madison University, 2006-2012
  • Post-doctoral Fellow, Duke Clinical Research Institute, Duke University, 2004-2006
  • Post-doctoral Fellow, Center on Drugs and Public Policy, University of Maryland, 2003
  • Supporter and volunteer for Harrisonburg City Schools Backpack Program
  • Math tutoring volunteer for Harrisonburg City Schools
Key Publications

Grant, W.C. (2022). Transparent Players: the Use of Narrative Voices in Game Theory. Journal of Economic Methodology. 

Grant, W.C. (2020). Trusting a Double Agent. Defence and Peace Economics.

O'Roark, J.B. & Grant, W.C. (2018). Games Superheroes Play: Teaching Game Theory with Comic Book Favorites. Journal of Economic Education

Grant, W.C. & Anstrom, K.J. (2009). Minimizing Selection Bias in Randomized Trials: a Nash Equilibrium Approach to Optimal Randomization. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization.

"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.

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