Population Economics Program

This Program encourages research in population, behavioral, and health economics.

Potential applicants are advised to consult with a program official regarding the alignment of their research with IC program priorities. See NOT-OD-16-025 Clarifying NIH Priorities for Health Economics Research for an overview of NIH Priority Areas in Health Economics.

Population, Behavioral, and Health Economics

Areas of potential interest include:

  • Health and health-related outcomes associated with the allocation of family resources within and across generations;
  • Effects of public policy programs on family behavior and child development;
  • Impact of child care arrangements on labor supply;
  • Determinants of family labor supply and economic resources and their health impacts;
  • Evaluations of the impact of changes in state and federal programs including those related to welfare, housing, and child care policies on child health and development;
  • Interrelationships between health and economic status, including issues related to wealth, poverty, productivity, human capital development, and economic development;
  • Evaluations of population-level interventions to improve the health and well-being of children;
  • Health services and health care financing for children and adolescents with multiple conditions;
  • Provider-level and regional variation in health expenditures, services, and health related outcomes for children and adolescents.

Contact:Dr. Regina Bures

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