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Room 787 WARF
610 Walnut Street
Madison, WI 53726

Campus Phone Number: 
(608) 265-5410

John Mullahy, PhD

  • Professor


John Mullahy is Professor of Health Economics in the Department of Population Health Sciences, Affiliate Professor at the La Follette School of Public Affairs, Co-Director of the Robert Wood Johnson Health & Society Scholars Program, and Co-Director of the NIMH training program in Health and Mental Health Economics, all at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Professor Mullahy is also Honorary Professor of Economics at NUI Galway and Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. He currently serves as Co-Editor of Health Economics. Professor Mullahy received his PhD in Economics from the University of Virginia and his BA in Economics magna cum laude from Georgetown University. He did postdoctoral work in health economics at Yale University. Professor Mullahy's research interests include the evaluation of health interventions, comparative effectiveness analysis, analysis of patterns of healthcare spending and costs, health-related behaviors, and the applications of econometric methods to health economics and health policy analysis.


  • American Society of Health Economists

Recent Honors/Awards

  • Honorary Professor of Health Economics, NUI Galway (2014-)
  • American Society of Health Economists, 2019 Willard G. Manning Memorial Award for Best Research in Health Econometrics Published in 2018
  • Invited Keynote Speaker, Bergamo Health Econometrics Workshop (2018)
  • Invited Will Manning Memorial Lecturer, University of Chicago (2018)
  • Keynote Speaker, Bari Health Econometrics Workshop (2016)
  • Plenary Speaker, HESG Manchester (2016)
  • Visiting Scholar, NUI-Galway (2013)
  • Outstanding Teacher Award, Department of Population Health Sciences (2010)

Select Publications

"Health and Evidence in Health Economics." Health Economics (in press, 2019).

"Individual Results May Vary: Inequality-Probability Bounds for Some Health-Outcome Treatment Effects." Journal of Health Economics 61: 151-162 (2018).

"Considering Mean and Inequality Health Outcomes Together: The Population Health Performance Index." International Journal for Equity in Health 17: 25. (D. Kindig, N. Lardinois, Y. Asada, J. Mullahy).

"Marginal Effects in Multivariate Probit Models." Empirical Economics 52: 447-461 (2017).

"Estimation of Multivariate Probit Models via Bivariate Probit." Stata Journal 16: 37-51 (2016).

"Multivariate Fractional Regression Estimation of Econometric Share Models." Journal of Econometric Methods 4: 71-100 (2015).

"The Effectiveness-Efficiency Trade-Off in Health Care: The Case of Hospitals in Lombardy, Italy." Regional Science and Urban Economics 49: 217-231 (2014) (G. Martini, P. Berta, J. Mullahy, G. Vittadini).

"Sleep Behavior and Unemployment Conditions." Economics and Human Biology 14: 22-32 (2014) (M. Antillon, D. Lauderdale, J. Mullahy).