Christine Durrance

Credentials: Professor


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Christine Durrance, Associate Professor of Public Affairs


Christine Durrance is an Associate Professor of Public Affairs. As an applied microeconomist, she concentrates in health economics and policy. Her work includes a focus on maternal, infant, and reproductive health; risky behavior including substance use, the opioid crisis, violence, and child maltreatment; and competition in health care markets. Much of her work focuses on vulnerable populations and utilizes secondary-data and robust econometric methods to identify causal effects with important policy implications. Her research has been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals, including the Journal of Health Economics, American Journal of Health Economics, Health Affairs, Health Services Research, Child Abuse & Neglect, JAMA Pediatrics, and others.

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  • Ph.D., University of Florida, Economics
  • M.A., University of Florida, Economics
  • B.A., Emory University, Economics


Public affairs courses taught by Christine Durrance:

PA 201 Introduction to Health Policy in the United States

PA 380 Analytic Tools for Public Policy

PA 873 Introduction to Policy Analysis

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