The Department of Economics specializes in microeconomic theory, macroeconomics, applied economics, and econometrics.
A new book edited by a Rice University economist explores the challenges faced by developing countries when they try to raise tax revenue to finance basic public services.
Technology, not uninsured patients, likely explains the steep rise in the cost of hospital care in Texas in recent years, according to Vivian Ho, the chair in health economics at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, a professor of economics at Rice and a professor of medicine at Baylor College of Medicine.
The burden of improved conditions in state prisons may be borne by welfare recipients, according to new research from Rice University and Louisiana State University.
Health economist Vivian Ho will discuss the latest research on how rates for health insurance coverage are expected to change under the Affordable Care Act in 2014 at a June 28 luncheon at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy.