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
- “Smoking and Mortality: New Evidence from a Long Panel’’ with Donna Gilleskie and Koleman Strumpf. International Economic Review
- “Smoking, Expectations, and Health: A Dynamic Stochastic Model of Lifetime Smoking Behavior.” Journal of Political Economy
- “The Star Treatment: Estimating the Impact of Star Ratings on Medicare Advantage Enrollments.” with Ian McCarthy. Journal of Human Resources.
- “Are Investments in Disease Prevention Complements? The Case of Statins and Health Behaviors” with Robert Kaestner and Darius Lakdawalla.
- “The Effects of Parental Health Shocks on Adult Offspring Smoking Behavior and Self-Assessed Health” with Donna Gilleskie.
- “Rational Self-Medication.” with Nick Papageorge.
- “Who Pays in Pay-for-Performance: Evidence from Hospital Pricing.” with Ian McCarthy and Eric Barrette.
- “The Health Care Costs of Smoking Among the Elderly.” with Robert Kaestner.
- Frameworks for Health Care Markets
- Providers and Payers
- Economics and Decision Making
Honors and distinctions
- Co-Editor of the Journal of Human Resources
- Catalyst Award Winner, JHU