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- Health economics ,
- Regulation ,
- Environmental economics
- Ph.D., University of Arizona, 2015
- M.A., University of Arizona, 2011
- B.S. and B.A, Miami University, Ohio, 2009
- Overview of the U.S. Health Care System
- Health Industry Regulation
- Statistical Analysis for Effective Decision Making
- Economic Development
Alex Hollingsworth is an associate professor at the O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University. Before arriving at IU in 2015, Hollingsworth completed his Ph.D. and master’s in economics at the University of Arizona and studied quantitative economics and diplomacy and foreign affairs at Miami University in Ohio.
Hollingsworth is a health economist who examines how regulations affect public health with interests in population health, environmental economics, substance abuse, and access to care. He is a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research. His research has been published in outlets including American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, the Journal of Health Economics, the Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, JAMA: Internal Medicine, and Environmental Science & Technology. His research has also been covered by Scientific American, the Washington Post, CNBC, the Atlantic, VOX, and the Los Angeles Times.
In 2018, Hollingsworth was recognized by the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management with the 40 for 40 fellowship, honoring outstanding early career researchers.
Hollingsworth teaches courses on statistics, health regulation, and an overview of the U.S. health care system. His commitment in the classroom was recognized in 2018 when he was awarded the Trustees Teaching Award.
He also co-hosts a podcast, The Hidden Curriculum with Sebastian Tello-Trillo. The Hidden Curriculum aims to cover topics relevant to a (mostly applied) researcher's life with a focus on things that are not formally taught in graduate school. If you have an idea for an episode, guest, or would like to be a guest, please let Tello-Trillo or Hollingsworth know.
- 40 for 40 Fellowship recipient, APPAM (2018)
- “Opposition to Obamacare: A Closer Look,” (with P.R. Gordon, L. Gray, E.C.Shapiro, and J.E. Dalen) Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges (April 2017)
- “Bike tour that includes IU researcher results in new understanding of opinions on Obamacare” - IU Newsroom, May 25, 2017
- "Association Between the Number of Certified Buprenorphine Prescribers and the Quantity of Buprenorphine Prescriptions: Evidence from 2015 to 2017," (with L. Lin, K. Simon, and B. Saloner), Journal of General Internal Medicine, 34: 2313–2315, (2019)
- "Gains in health insurance coverage explain variation in Democratic vote share in the 2008-2016 presidential elections," (with K. Simon, A. Soni, A. Carroll, and J. John Cawley), PLOS One, 14, (2019)
- "External Impacts of Local Energy Policy: The Case of Renewable Portfolio Standards," (with I. Rudik), Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, (1st Quarter/Winter 2019)
- "Understanding Excess Emissions from Industrial Facilities: Evidence from Texas," (with N. Zirogiannis and D. Konisky), Environmental Science & Technology, (1st Quarter/Winter 2018)
- "Macroeconomic conditions and opioid abuse," (with C. Ruhm and K. Simon), Journal of health economics, 56: 222-233, (2017)