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Joseph Sabia

Joseph SabiaOffice: NH-302 | Email: [email protected]

Joseph J. Sabia is Chairman of the Economics Department and Director of the Center for Health Economics & Policy Studies (CHEPS) at San Diego State University. He is an applied microeconomist who specializes in labor, public, and health economics.  Dr. Sabia’s scholarship explores topics including the economics of risky behaviors, the unintended effects of minimum wage policy, and the effects of war on veterans. Dr. Sabia’s research has appeared in such journals as the Review of Economics and Statistics, the Journal of Public Economics, the Journal of Human Resources, the Journal of Law and Economics, the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, the Journal of Health Economics, and JAMA: Pediatrics. His scholarship has been cited in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, and USA Today. His research has received funding support from variety of sources, including the National Institutes of Health, the Troesh Family Foundation, the Employment Policies Institute, and the Charles Koch Foundation. Dr. Sabia is a Research Fellow at the Institute of Labor Economics (IZA).  He received his PhD in Economics from Cornell University and is a faculty affiliate at the Cornell Institute on Health Economics, Health Behaviors and Disparities. Prior to his current position at San Diego State University, Dr. Sabia held faculty appointments at the University of Georgia, American University, the University of New Hampshire and the United States Military Academy-West Point.

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