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Brigham Frandsen

Associate Professor
Economics, Dean's Office

2141 WVB


Brigham Frandsen returns to his Alma Mater (Physics/Econ B.S. '04) after completing his Ph.D. in Economics at MIT, where his dissertation focused on econometric methodology and labor economics. After his Ph.D., Dr. Frandsen was selected as a Robert Wood Johnson Scholar in Health Policy Research at Harvard University where he spent two years in residence furthering his research in econometrics and labor economics, as well as adding health policy to his research agenda. Dr. Frandsen's methodological research focuses on causal inference on distributional effects. He applies these methodologies to questions about the impact of labor market institutions and interventions on education and earnings outcomes. His health policy research deals with the consequences of fragmentation in the U.S. health care system. In addition to research, Dr. Frandsen enjoys hiking and mountain biking with his wife, Christine, and their four children.

Research Interests

Econometrics, labor economics, health economics, machine learning

Teaching Interests

Econometrics, Machine Learning


  • Ph.D., Economics , Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2010)
  • Bachelor of Science, Physics and Economics , Brigham Young University (2004)


  • American Economic Association (2008 - Present)

Professional Citizenship

  • Conference-Related Role, American Economic Association (2012 - 2013)

Courses Taught


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