Christina Marsh Dalton

Assistant Professor

Department of Economics
Wake Forest University

Research Interests

Health Economics
Industrial Organization
Applied Econometrics

Contact Information

204B Kirby Hall
Department of Economics
Winston-Salem, NC 27109
Phone: (336) 758-4495

Curriculum Vitae

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Christina Marsh Dalton

October 2015

Fields of Interest

Health Economics, Industrial Organization, Applied Econometrics


Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Wake Forest University. 2014 - present

Adjunct Appointment, Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest School of Medicine. 2015 - present

Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Terry College of Business, University of Georgia. 2010 - 2014








University of Minnesota
Co-advisors: Patrick Bajari and Robert Town



Magna Cum Laude

Cornell University



"Outsourcing and Ownership: Theory and Evidence from California General Care Hospitals" with Patrick Warren, Accepted Journal of Health Economics.

"Estimating Demand Elasticities Using Nonlinear Pricing," International Journal of Industrial Organization, Vol. 37, pp. 178-191, 2014.

"Moral Hazard, Adverse Selection and Health Expenditure: A Semiparametric Analysis," with Patrick Bajari, Han Hong, and Ahmed Khwaja, RAND Journal of Economics, Vol. 45, No. 4, pp. 747-763, 2014.

Honorable Mention: 23rd Arrow Award for best paper in health economics, iHEA 2015.

Have US Import Prices Become Less Responsive to Changes in the Dollar?, with Rebecca Hellerstein and Dierdre Daly. Federal Reserve Bank of New York Current Issues in Economics Vol. 12, No. 6, September 2006.

Papers Under Review

"Myopia and Complex Dynamic Incentives: Evidence from Medicare Part D," with Gautam Gowrisankaran and Robert Town, September 2015.

"Why Do Firms Use Insurance to Fund Worker Health Benefits? The Role of Corporate Finance," with Sara Holland, December 2015.

Working Papers

"Nonprofit versus For-profit Competition: A Study of Hospice Care," with David Bradford, Febrary 2016.

"The Effect of Urban Resident Basic Medical Insurance on Household Consumption," with Gordon Liu and Fei Xu, December 2012.

Work in Progress

"How do people respond to epidemics? Results from an online experiment," with Fred Chen.

"Characteristics of Technology and Innovation in the U.S. Pharmaceutical Industry," with Madeline McCullers, John Turner, and Jonathan Williams.

"Do My Plans Intimidate You? Product Differentiation to Deter Entry in Medicare Advantage Markets"

Professional Experience

July 2008

Consultant, The Boston Consulting Group, Singapore

2004 - 2005

Judge, Fed Challenge Program, Federal Reserve Bank of New York

2003 - 2004

Mentor, Economics and Finance Program, James Madison High School, Brooklyn, New York

Invited Visitor

Duke University, Economic Research Initiatives at Duke, Feb 2016
China Center for Health Economics Research, Summer 2012
Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health, Summer 2011


Wake Forest University/ Blue Cross Blue Shield Pilot Research Grant $26,000. 2016

Conference Presentations

NBER Industrial Organization (2015)
Midwest Health Economics Conference (2015)
Southeastern Health Economics Study Group (2014)
American Society of Health Economists (2010, 2012, 2014)
International Health Economics Association (2011, 2013, 2015)
Georgia Health Economics Research Day (2013)
AEA Annual Meeting (2013, 2014)
Southern Economics Association Meeting (2012)
European Economic Association (2011)

Courses Taught

Economics of Health and Medicine Undergraduate (Instructor: Spring 2015, Fall 2014)
Applied Econometrics Undergraduate (Instructor: Spring, 2015, Fall 2014)
Health Economics Undergraduate (Instructor: Falls 2010 - 2013. Springs 2011- 2014)
Principles of Microeconomics (Instructor: Falls 2009 2013, Springs 2011 2012 2014)
Principles of Macroeconomics (TA: Spring 2006)
Industrial Organization Undergraduate (TA: Spring 2010)
Introductory Statistics Undergraduate (TA: Spring 2003)

Invited Seminars

2015: Indiana University / Purdue University Indianapolis

2014: Department of Justice, UNC Chapel Hill (Triangle Health Economics Workshop), Wake Forest School of Medicine, University of St. Thomas

2013: Wake Forest University, University of St. Thomas

2012: China Center for Health Economics Research (CCHER)
2011: Ball State University, Clemson University
2010: Academic: Cornell University College of Human Ecology, Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Oberlin College, University of Georgia, University of Kansas School of Business, University of Toronto, Vanderbilt University Public and Private Sector: Advanced Analytical, Analysis Group, Bureau of Economic Analysis, Charles River Consulting, Department of Justice, iMPAQ International

Teaching Positions

2010 - present

Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Terry College of Business, University of Georgia.

Fall 2009

Instructor, Department of Economics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Sring 2010

Teaching Assistant, Department of Economics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Industrial Organization.

2005 - 2006

Teaching Assistant, Department of Economics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Principles of Microeconomics, Principles of Macroeconomics.

Spring 2003

Teaching Assistant, Industrial and Labor Relations College, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York. Statistical Reasoning I.

Research Experience

2006 - 2010

Research Assistant, Department of Economics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Research Assistant to Professor Patrick Bajari.

June 2006

Research Assistant, Center for Governmental Research, Rochester, New York. Research Assistant to Dr. Kent Gardner.

July 2003 -
June 2005

Assistant Economist, International Research Group, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, New York, New York. Assistant to Dr. James Harrigan and Dr. Rebecca Hellerstein.

September 2001 -
May 2003

Research Assistant, Policy Analysis and Management Department, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York. Research Assistant to Professor Dean Lillard.

September 2000 -
March 2001

Research Assistant, Political Sciences Department, Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts. Research Assistant to Professor Kerry Chase.


English (native), French (fluent)

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