Alex J. Hollingsworth

Assistant Professor

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Curriculum Vitae


  • Ph.D., University of Arizona, 2015
  • M.A., University of Arizona, 2011
  • B.S. and B.A, Miami University, Ohio, 2009


  • Macroeconomic and Global Institutions and Policy
  • Economic Development
  • The Economics of Sports


Alex Hollingsworth is an assistant 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 that examines how regulations affect public health with interests in population health, environmental economics, substance abuse, and access to care. His research has been published in outlets including the Journal of Health Economics and the Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists. 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. 


  • 40 for 40 Fellowship recipient, APPAM (2018)

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