Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison

Depts. of Preventive Medicine and Economics

106 Bradley Memorial, 1300 University Avenue

Madison, WI 53706

608-265-5410, 608-263-4885 (fax)




Ph.D., Economics, Univ. of Virginia, May, 1985. Dissertation: "Cigarette Smoking: Habits, Health Concerns, and Heterogeneous Unobservables in a Microeconometric Analysis of Consumer Demand."


B.A., Economics (magna cum laude), Georgetown Univ., June 1979.




Earhart Foundation Fellowship, Univ. of Virginia, 1980-1983.


Phi Beta Kappa, Georgetown Univ., 1979.




Health Economics; Cigarette Smoking and Smoking Cessation; Alcohol Use and Problem Drinking; Pediatric Care; Cost-Benefit and Cost-Effectiveness Methodologies and Applications; Applied Econometrics.




1991-Pres. National Bureau of Economic Research, Health Economics, Health Care, and Children's Programs: Research Associate (Faculty Research Fellow 1991-1993).


1997-Pres. Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention, Univ. of Wisconsin: Faculty Associate.

1995-1996. Univ. of Connecticut Health Center: NIAAA Postdoctoral Fellow.


1988‑1994. Resources for the Future, Washington, DC: University Fellow.


1986‑1988.  Yale Univ., New Haven, CT: NIMH Postdoctoral Fellow, Institution for Social and Policy Studies.




1997-pres. Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison: Professor of Preventive Medicine and Economics (1999-pres.; Assoc. Prof., 1997-1999).


1988‑1996. Trinity College: Associate Professor of Economics (Assistant Professor of Economics 1988-1992).


1995-1996. Univ. of Connecticut School of Medicine: Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychiatry (Alcohol Research Center).


1986‑1988. Yale Univ.: Lecturer in Economics (School of Organization and Management; Dept. of Epidemiology and Public Health; Dept. of Economics).


1982‑1986. Resources for the Future, Washington: Fellow (Research Assistant 1982‑1985).


1980‑1982. Univ. of Virginia: Teaching Assistant and Research Assistant, Dept. of Economics.


Summer 1981. State of New Jersey, Pinelands Commission: Economist.


1978‑1980. Data Resources, Inc.: Economist.




"It'll Only Hurt a Second? Microeconomic Determinants of Who Gets Flu Shots." Health Economics 8: 9-24 (1999).


"Linking the Health Utilities Index to National Medical Expenditure Survey Data." Pharmacoeconomics 13: 531-541 (1998) (J. Rizzo, S. Pashko, R. Friedkin, J. Mullahy, and J. Sindelar).


"Drinking, Problem Drinking, and Productivity." Recent Developments in Alcoholism Vol. 14 (1998) (J. Mullahy and J. Sindelar).


"Much Ado About Two: Reconsidering Retransformation and the Two-Part Model in Health Econometrics." Journal of Health Economics 17: 247-281 (1998).


"Net Health Benefits:  A New Framework for the Analysis of Uncertainty in Cost-Effectiveness Analysis." Medical Decision Making 18: S68-S80 (1998) (A. Stinnett and J. Mullahy).


"Women and Work: Tipplers and Teetotalers." Health Economics Letters 6: 533-537 (1997) (J. Mullahy and J. Sindelar).


"Instrumental-Variable Estimation of Count Data Models: Applications to Models of Cigarette Smoking Behavior" Review of Economics and Statistics 79: 586-593 (1997).


"Heterogeneity, Excess Zeros, and the Structure of Count Data Models." Journal of Applied Econometrics 12: 337-350 (1997).


"What You Don't Know Can't Hurt You? Statistical Issues in Designing Medical Technology Evaluation Standards." Medical Care 34: DS124-DS135 (1996).

"Employment, Unemployment, and Problem Drinking." Journal of Health Economics 15: 409-435 (1996) (J. Mullahy and J. Sindelar).


"Health, Income, and Risk Aversion: Assessing Some Welfare Costs of Alcoholism and Poor Health." Journal of Human Resources 30: 439-459 (1995) (J. Mullahy and J. Sindelar).


"Statistical Issues in Cost-Effectiveness Analyses." in Frank Sloan, ed.: Valuing Health Care: Costs, Benefits, and Effectiveness of Pharmaceuticals and Other Medical Technologies. Cambridge University Press, 1995 (J. Mullahy and W. Manning).


"Alcoholism and Income: The Role of Indirect Effects." Milbank Quarterly 72: 359-375 (1994) (J. Mullahy and J. Sindelar).


"Do Drinkers Know When to Say When? An Empirical Analysis of Drunk Driving." Economic Inquiry 32: 383-394 (1994) (J. Mullahy and J. Sindelar).


"Immunization of Young Children." The Future of Children 4: 236-247 (1994) (E. Lewit and J. Mullahy).


"Alcohol and Cigarette Taxes." Journal of Economic Perspectives 7: 211-222 (1993) (M. Grossman, J. Sindelar, J. Mullahy, and R. Anderson).


"Alcoholism, Work, and Income." Journal of Labor Economics 11: 494-520 (1993) (J. Mullahy and J. Sindelar).


"Least Squares Estimation of Econometric Frontier Models: Consistent Estimation and Inference." Scandinavian Journal of Economics 95: 123-130 (1993) (R. Kopp and J. Mullahy).


"Gender Differences in Labor Market Effects of Alcoholism." American Economic Review 81 (Papers and Proceedings): 161-165 (1991) (J. Mullahy and J. Sindelar).


"Urban Air Quality and Chronic Respiratory Disease." Regional Science and Urban Economics 20: 407-418 (1990) (P. Portney and J. Mullahy).


"Gender Differences in the Effects of Mental Illness on Labor Force Participation." in I. Siragelden, ed. Research in Human Capital and Development: Female Labor Force Participation (1990) (J. Mullahy and J. Sindelar).


"Moment‑Based Estimation and Testing of Stochastic Frontier Models." Journal of Econometrics 46: 165-183 (1990) (R. Kopp and J. Mullahy).


"Air Pollution, Cigarette Smoking, and the Production of Respiratory Health." Journal of Health Economics 9: 193-205 (1990) (J. Mullahy and P. Portney).


"Weighted Least Squares Estimation of the Linear Probability Model, Revisited." Economics Letters 32: 35-41 (1990).


"An Ounce of Prevention: Productive Remedies for Alcoholism." Journal of Policy Analysis and Management 9: 249-253 (1990) (J. Mullahy and J. Sindelar).


"Lifecycle Effects of Alcoholism on Education, Earnings, and Occupation." Inquiry 26: 272-282 (1989) (J. Mullahy and J. Sindelar).


"Cigarette Smoking, Air Pollution, and Respiratory Illness: An Analysis of Relative Risks." in V.K. Smith, ed. Advances in Applied Microeconomics, Vol. 4 (1987) (J. Mullahy and P. Portney).


"Econometric Estimation of Microeconomic Recreation Participation Models." in D. Pearce and N. Rau, eds. Economic Perspectives (1987).


"Specification and Testing of Some Modified Count Data Models." Journal of Econometrics 33: 341‑365 (1986).


"Urban Air Quality and Acute Respiratory Illness." Journal of Urban Economics 20: 21‑38 (1986) (P. Portney and J. Mullahy).





"Substance Abuse and Labor Markets: Comments on Kenkel-Wang and Silverman-Robles." in M. Grossman, ed. The Economic Analysis of Substance Use and Abuse. National Bureau of Economic Research (Forthcoming).


"Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention: Where Research Meets Practice." (J. Higgins-Biddle, T. Babor, J. Daniels, B. McRee, and J. Mullahy) Connecticut Medicine (Forthcoming, 1997).


"The Negative Side of Cost-Effectiveness Analysis." Letter, Journal of the American Medical Association 277: 1931-1932 (A. Stinnett and J. Mullahy) (1997).


"Instrumental Variable Estimation of Poisson Regression Models." American Statistical Association Proceedings of the Business and Economic Statistics. Section 1994 (Abridged version of "Instrumental Variable Estimation of Count Data Models" (cited above)).


Reviews of Serious and Unstable Condition by H.J. Aaron and Rights to Health Care, T.J. Bole and W.B. Bondeson, eds. Journal of Policy Analysis and Management 12: 216-220 (1993).


"Adam Smith as Health Economist: The Oat Bran Controversy Was Actually Resolved in 1776." Journal of Health Economics 9: 367-369 (1990).


"What Price A Day Ticket?" Trout and Salmon (Jan. 1983) (C. Russell and J. Mullahy).


Government Publications


"Economic Issues in Alcohol Use and Problem Drinking." Chapter 8 in 9th Special Report to the U.S. Congress on Alcohol and Health. Washington: NIAAA (1997).


"Alcohol and the Labor Market." Chapter 6 in M. Hilton and G. Bloss, eds., Economics and the Prevention of Alcohol-Related Problems. Washington: National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (1993).


"Effects of Alcohol on Labor Market Success: Income, Earnings, Labor Supply, and Occupation." Alcohol Health & Research World 16: 134-139 (1992) (J. Mullahy and J. Sindelar).


Government Reports


VOC Emissions and Chronic Illness: A Preliminary Analysis. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (1987) (P. Portney and J. Mullahy).


Econometric Analyses of the Relationships between Respiratory Illness and Air Pollution. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (1987) (P. Portney and J. Mullahy).


Ambient Ozone and Human Health: An Epidemiological Analysis. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Publication No. EPA-450/5-85-005 (1985) (P. Portney and J. Mullahy).






"Alcohol Demand and Labor Market Outcomes - Part II." NIH/NIAAA R01 (IRPG) Grant, NBER (P.I.) (1996-1998).


"Alcohol Demand and Labor Market Outcomes - Part I." NIAAA R01 (IRPG), Univ. of Minnesota (Senior Investigator; W. Manning, P.I.) (1995-1997).


"Addressing Tobacco in Managed Care: Innovations in Systems Change." From RWJF to the UW-Madison/CTRI (Investigator; M. Fiore, P.I.).


"Economic Aspects of Childhood Immunizations." Grant 93-5713 from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation to NBER June 1993-December 1994 (P.I.).


"The Economics of Alcoholism and Alcohol Consumption." Grant R01AA08394 from NIAAA to Yale University, 1990-1992 (Senior Investigator; J. Sindelar, P.I.).


Proposals in Preparatation or in Process


"Statistical Issues in Cost Estimation and Cost-Effectiveness Analysis." (UW-Madison site P.I.).




Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison (1997-Pres.): Seminar in Health Economics (Ph.D.); Determinants of Population Health (grad.; team taught); Health Economics (grad./undergrad.); Explorations and Readings in Advanced Methods in Population Health (grad.).


Trinity College (1988-1996): Microeconomic Theory (undergrad.); Health Economics (undergrad.); Principles of Economics (undergrad.); Public Finance (grad., undergrad.).


Yale University (1986-1988): Health Economics (grad.); Econometrics (undergrad.).




Peer Review Groups, Study Groups, etc.


EPA Socioeconomics Review Panel (1991-1993)

NIDA Special Review Committee (1993)

NIAAA Epidemiology/Prevention Review Panel, Ad Hoc Member (1991-1992)

Outside reviewer for: NIAAA, AHCPR.




Alcohol Health & Research World (Editorial Board), 1999-2001.

Medical Decision Making (Editorial Board), 1999-2001.




Addiction .. American J. Public Health .. American Political Science Review .. Archives of General Psychiatry .. Eastern Economic J. .. Economic Inquiry .. Empirical Economics .. European J. Operations Research .. The Future of Children .. Health Economics .. Industrial and Labor Relations Review .. J. Applied Econometrics .. J. Clinical Epidemiology .. J. Econometrics .. J. Environmental Economics and Management .. J. Health Economics .. J. Human Resources .. J. Policy Analysis and Management .. J. Productivity Analysis .. J. Research on Adolescence .. Medical Care .. Medical Decision Making .. National Science Foundation .. National Tax Journal .. Princeton Univ. Press .. Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance .. Rand J. Economics .. Review of Economic Studies .. Review of Economics and Statistics .. Sage Publications .. Scandinavian J. Economics .. U.S.P.H.S. Panel on Cost-Effectiveness in Health and Medicine ..  Univ. of Michigan Press





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