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
  • hillbilly golf courses
  • 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
  • Math tutoring volunteer for Harrisonburg City Schools
Key Publications

"Trusting a Double Agent." Defence and Peace Economics: Taylor and Francis

"Games Superheroes Play: Teaching Game Theory Using Comic Book Favorites."  Journal of Economic Education: Taylor and Francis.

"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.

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