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Associate Professor & Director of Graduate Studies
- Ph.D. University of Arizona, Economics, 1998
- M.A. University of Arizona, Economics, 1993
- B.S. University of Puget Sound, Economics, 1992
Academic & Professional Experience
- Associate Professor, Miami University (2005-Present).
- Assistant Professor, Miami University (1998-2005).
- Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research (2005-Present).
- Faculty Research Fellow, National Bureau of Economic Research (1999-2005).
- The Political Economy of Saving Mothers and Babies: The Politics of State Participation in the Sheppard-Towner Program (with Carolyn Moehling). Journal of Economic History, 72 (1), March 2012, 75-103.
- Thomasson, M. A. (2008). "From Home to Hospital: The Evolution of Childbirth in the United States, 1928-1940" (with Jaret Treber). Explorations in Economic History, 45 (1), 76-99.
- Thomasson, M. A. (2006). "Racial Differences in Health Insurance Coverage and Medical Expenditures: An Historical Perspective." Social Science History, 30 (4).
- Thomasson, M. A. (2004). "Early Evidence of an Adverse Selection Death Spiral." Explorations in Economic History, 41, 313-328.
- Collins, W. J. & Thomasson, M. A. (2004). "The Declining Contribution of Socioeconomic Disparities to the Racial Gap in Infant Mortality Rates." Southern Economic Journal, 70 (4), 746-776.
- Thomasson, M. A. (2003). "The Importance of Group Coverage: How Tax Policy Shaped U.S. Health Insurance." American Economic Review, 93 (4), 1373-84.
- Thomasson, M. A. (2002). "From Sickness to Health: The Twentieth Century Development of U.S. Health Insurance." Explorations in Economic History, 39 (3), 233-53.
Honors & Awards
- 2006 winner of Farmer School of Business "Junior Research Excellence Award" for $5,000.
- 2005 prize for best paper in Explorations in Economic History.
- EH.Net Featured Economic Historian, Fall 2004.
- National Bureau of Economic Research National Fellow, 2002-2003.
- John M. Olin Fellowship, 1997.
- University of Arizona Award for Outstanding Teaching, 1997.
- University of Arizona nominee for national Irwin Fellowship, 1996.
- Elmer J. Brown Fellowship for outstanding third-year graduate student paper in economics, 1995 (co-recipient).
Areas of Expertise
- Economic history
- Health economics
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