Renowned health economist John Cawley joins Erasmus School of Economics

As of 1 May 2018 until 31 December 2021 John Cawley is appointed as visiting professor at Erasmus School of Economics. Cawley will actively contribute to research deriving from the Erasmus Initiative “Smarter choices for better health”.

Hans van Kippersluis, Associate Professor of Health Economics and Action Line Leader of the Erasmus Initiative is delighted with the appointment of John Cawley: ‘With his experience in the empirical analysis of health behaviors, and in running field experiments to encourage healthy behavior, John will play an indispensable role in the Erasmus Initiative.’

Cawley also agreed to jointly supervise at least one doctoral student at Erasmus School of Economics. Van Kippersluis: ‘John will be an inspiration not just for this doctoral student, but also for all other doctoral students within our Health Economics and Behavioral Economics groups. He is a two-time recipient of the Cornell Human Ecology Alumni Association Award for Excellence in Advising of students, and he wrote a well-received guide for economists on the US junior academic job market. His appointment also enables research visits of faculty and doctoral students to Cornell University, an Ivy-League institution.’

About John Cawley

John Cawley is Professor in the Department of Policy Analysis and Management, and the Department of Economics, at Cornell University. He is co-Director of Cornell's Institute on Health Economics, Health Behaviors and Disparities.  His research focuses on the economics of risky health behaviors; in particular, those that relate to obesity. He has published in prestigious economics journals such as the American Economic Review, Journal of Economic Literature, Journal of Economic Perspectives, and the Review of Economics and Statistics; and in top medical journals such as the American Journal of Public Health, JAMA, and the Lancet.

More information

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