Michael Darden

Michael Darden, PhD

Associate Professor
Academic AreaEconomics
Areas of InterestEconomics for Decision-Making Health Care Markets Payment Reform Tobacco Regulation

Michael Darden is an Associate Professor at the Carey School of Business at Johns Hopkins University.  He is also a Research Faculty Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research and a Co-Editor at the Journal of Human Resources.  Dr. Darden conducts research in health economics and health econometrics.  His research has appeared in numerous academic journals, including the Journal of Political Economy and all three major health economics journals.  He teaches Masters of Science and Masters of Business Administration courses in health care markets, economics for decision making, and econometrics.


  • Ph.D., Economics, University of North Carolina
  • B.S., Economics, North Carolina State University


Selected publications

Working papers



  • Frameworks for Health Care Markets
  • Providers and Payers
  • Econometrics


  • Economics and Decision Making

Honors and distinctions

  • Co-Editor of the Journal of Human Resources
  • Catalyst Award Winner, JHU