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School of Economic Sciences | WSU Faculty

Robert Rosenman

Professor

EDUCATION

  • PhD – University of Minnesota, 1982
  • MA – University of Pennsylvania, 1977
  • BA – University of Pennsylvania, 1975

FIELDS OF INTEREST

  • Health Economics, Industrial Organization, and Public Policy

EMPLOYMENT

  • Professor of Economic Sciences, Washington State University, 1997-present.
    • Interim Director, School of Economic Sciences, Washington State University, 2011.
    • Associate Director, School of Economic Sciences, Washington State University 2004-2011
    • Department Chair, Economics, Washington State University 2003-2004.
    • Graduate Program Director, 1994-2003.
  • Associate Professor of Economics, Washington State University, 1989-1997.
  • Assistant Professor of Economics, Washington State University, 1983-1989.
  • Assistant Professor of Economics, University of New Hampshire, 1982-1983.

TEACHING ASSIGMENTS

  • Economics 102, 529, 593 (Health) and 598.

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

“Systematically Misclassified Binary Dependent Variables” with Vidhura Tennekoon.  Communications in Statistics — Theory and Methods, forthcoming.

“Firm Response to the Crises of 2009” with Sean Murphy and Dan Friesner, International Journal of Social Ecology and Sustainable Development, forthcoming.

“Bidirectional Causality in Oil and Gas Markets” with Marketa Halova Wolfe, Energy Economics, 42 42(1) 2014:325–331.

“Behold, a Virgin is with HIV! Misreporting Sexual Behaviour Among Infected Adolescents” with Vidhura Tennekoon, Health Economics, 23(3) 2014:345-358.

“Altruism and Informal Care” with Rashmita Basu, International Journal of Social Science Studies, 2(1) 2014:70-82.

“On the Demand for Nursing Labor in Hospital Pharmacies” with Sean Murphy and Dan Friesner, International Journal of Services, Economics and Management, 5(3) 2013:179-202.

“Reimbursement and Investment: Prospective Payment and For-Profit Hospitals’ Market Share” with Seungchul Lee, Journal of Industry, Competition and Trade, 13(4) 2013:503-518.

“Selection Effects and Prevention Program Outcomes” with Laura Hill, Bidisha Mandal and Vidhura Tennekoon, Prevention Science, 14(6) 2013:557-569.

“Inferring the Incidence of Industry Inefficiency from DEA Estimates” with Dan Friesner and Ron Mittelhammer, European Journal of Operational Research, 24(2) 2013: 414-424.

“Firm Response to the Crises of 2009” with Sean Murphy and Dan Friesner, International Journal of Social Ecology and Sustainable Development, forthcoming.

“Patients’ Perceptions and Treatment Effectiveness: A Reassessment using Generalized Maximum Entropy” with Dan Friesner and Sean Murphy. Applied Economics Letters, 19(13) 2012: 1243-1248.

“Participation in Universal Prevention Programs” with Scott Goates and Laura Hill.  Applied Economics, 44(2) 2012: 219-228.

“Measuring Bias in Self-Reported Data” with Vidhura Tennekoon and Laura G. Hill. International Journal of Behavioural and Healthcare Research, 2, 2011, 320-332.

Patients’ Perceptions and Treatment Effectiveness” with Sean Murphy, Dan Friesner and Jon Yoder,Applied Economics, 43(24) 2011:3275-3288.

“The Public Finance of Healthy Behavior,” Public Choice, 147(1-2) 2011: 173–188.

“Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension in the U.S.: the Role of Obesity in Establishing Prevalence and Healthcare Costs” with Dan Friesner, Brenna Lobb and Emanuel Tanne. Obesity Reviews, 12(5) 2011:e372-e380. DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-789X.2010.00799.x.

“Measuring Shared Inefficiency Between Hospital Cost Centers” with Sean Murphy, Dan Friesner and Matt McPhereson. Medical Care Research and Review, 68(1S) 2011: 55S-74S.

“Productivity Growth and Convergence in U.S. Agriculture: New Cointegration Panel Data Results” with Yucan Liu, Richard Shumway and Eldon Ball, Applied Economics, 43(1) 2011:91-102.

“A Cautionary Note on the Use of Perceived Pain Scores in Health Outcomes Research” with Sean Murphy, Dan Friesner and Janet Raisor. International Journal of Behavioural and Healthcare Research, 2(2) 2010: 123-135.

“Detecting Selection Effects in Community Disseminations of Universal Family-Based Prevention Programs” with Laura Hill and Scott Goates, American Journal of Public Health, 100(4) 2010: 623:630.

“Are Hospital Pharmacies More Efficient if They Employ Nurses?” with Dan Friesner and Matt Mcpherson. Economic Bulletin, 30(1) 2010: 1-14.

HONORS AND MEMBERSHIPS

Honors:

  • Sahlin Faculty Excellence Award for Leadership, 2012, Washington State University.
  • Distinguished Paper Award in Economics, MBAA International Conference, March 2010 for “Patients’ perceptions and treatment effectiveness: A reassessment using generalized maximum entropy,” with Dan Friesner and Sean Murphy.
  • Dean’s Excellence Fellow, 2003, 2004.
  • Inductee, Hall of Honor, John P. Stevens High School, 2002.
  • Listed in Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, 2003
  • Listed in Who’s Who in America, 2002 – present.
  • Invited and sponsored participant in Centers for Disease Control workshop on “The costs of antimicrobial resistance in healthcare settings,” 2000.
  • Anbar Electronic Intelligence Citation of Excellence for Research Implications for the paper “Predictors of HMO Efficiency,” with Melissa Ahern, et al. Applied Economics, 28(1996): 1381-1390.
  • MBA Teacher of the Semesters, Fall 1984.

Memberships:

  • American Economic Association
  • Eastern Economic Association

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CONTACT INFO

E-mail address:
yamaka@wsu.edu
Office Location:
Hulbert 121E
Office Phone:
(509) 335-1193

Office Hours:

EconS 529 MW, 11-12 or by appointment
EconS 598 MW, 11-12 or by appointment