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Sean Nicholson

Professor

M Van Rensselaer Hall, Room 2307
sean.nicholson@cornell.edu
607-254-6498

Educational Background

Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1997

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Overview

Sean is a professor in the Department of Policy Analysis and Management (PAM) at Cornell University, the Director of the Sloan Program in Health Administration, and a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research.  Prior to joining the PAM Department in 2004, Sean was a faculty member in the Health Care Systems Department at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Sean worked for four years as a management consultant with APM and taught high school for two years before enrolling in graduate school. He received a B.A. from Dartmouth College in 1986 and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1997.

Graduate Fields

  • Policy Ananlysis and Management
  • Economics

Research

Sean is currently conducting research in three areas: the causes of regional variations in medical spending; the value of new medical technologies; and innovation in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries.