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Eric Jacobson

Associate Professor, School of Urban Affairs

Department: Economics
Campus Address: 178 Graham Hall
Newark, DE 19716
Phone: 302-831-1711
Email: ericj@udel.edu

Biography

Research and Professional Interests:

  • Health policy
  • Public economics
  • Management decision-making
  • Compensation management

Education

  • MPA, University of Delaware 1981, Public Administration
  • BS, University of Delaware 1978, Economics

Publications

  • “Measuring Health Disparities in Delaware (Scientific Article),” coauthored with Edward Ratledge, and Barbara Gladders, Delaware Medical Journal, September 2005, Vol 77 No 9.
  • “Health Disparities in Delaware 2004,” coauthored with John Jaeger, Edward Ratledge, with Barbara Gladders.   Prepared for the Delaware Health Care Commission. Institute for Public Administration and Center for Applied Demography and Survey Research, CHEP (2005).
  • “Health Disparities in Delaware 2004: An Overview,” coauthored with with John Jaeger, Edward Ratledge, with Barbara Gladders. Prepared for the Metropolitan Wilmington Urban League, the Office of the Lieutenant Governor, and the Department of Health and Social Services. Institute for Public Administration and Center for Applied Demography and Survey Research, CHEP (2005).
  • “Promising Programs to Eliminate Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities,” coauthored with Sarah McCloskey, Erin Kennedy, and Michele Sloan.   Prepared for the Delaware Health Care Commission and the Metropolitan Wilmington Urban League. Institute for Public Administration, CHEP (2005).
  • "Demographics and Profiles of Delaware's Elderly," Institute for Public Administration fact sheet/issue brief. Coauthored with Julia O'Hanlon, Simon Condliffe, Carrie Bennett, and Michele Sloan, Institute for Public Administration and Center for Applied Demography and Survey Research, CHEP (2005).
  • "The Impact of Senior Centers and Geriatric Healthcare Policy," Institute for Public Administration issue fact sheet/issue brief. Coauthored with Julia O'Hanlon, Carrie Bennett, and Sarah McCloskey. Institute for Public Administration, CHEP (2004).  
  • "What Delawareans Say about the Quality of Their Health Plans and Medical Care: 2002 CAHPS Note," coauthored with Charles Whitmore, Sarah McCloskey, and Edward Ratledge. Prepared for the Delaware Health Care Commission. Institute for Public Administration and Center for Applied Demography and Survey Research, CHEP (2004).  
  • "What Delaware’s Uninsured Say about the Quality of Their Health Care: 2002 Delaware CAHPS Notes,” coauthored with Charles Whitmore and Edward Ratledge. Prepared for the Delaware Health Care Commission. Institute for Public Administration and Center for Applied Demography and Survey Research, CHEP (2004).
  • “Consumer Assessment of Health Plans in Delaware,” with Lisa Schieffert, Wei Fan, and Ed Ratledge, IPA and the Center for Applied Demography and Survey Research, University of Delaware, 2002. Funded by the Delaware Health Care Commission, the survey and study present a comprehensive analysis of Delawareans experience with the health care system and health insurance plans.
  • “Delaware’s Small Employers: The Health Insurance Dilemma,” with Ed Ratledge, Tibor Tooth, Amanda Litzau, and Lisa Schieffert, Center for Applied Demography and Survey Research and IPA, 2002. Study, based on a survey of small employers, analyzes strategies for expanding health insurance coverage among small employers.

Awards & Honors

  • NASPAA Leslie A. Whittington National Excellence in Teaching Award, October 2004
    • The purpose of this award is to recognize faculty members at NASPAA institutions who make outstanding contributions to education for the public service through excellence in teaching. The annual award is given to a NASPAA faculty member who has demonstrated excellence in education for the public service over a sustained period of time.
  • University of Delaware Excellence in Teaching Award, 2001

  • University of Delaware Professional Merit Award, 1994

Teaching

Graduate Courses

  • UAPP 834 – Economics in Public and Non-Profit Sectors
  • UAPP 657 – Health Policy
  • UAPP 819 – Management Decision-Making in Public and Non-Profit Sectors

Undergraduate Courses

  • ECON 390 – Health Economics (Honors and non-honors sections)
  • ECON 490 – Economics of Health Policy
  • ECON 300 – Intermediate Microeconomics
  • ECON 151 – Principles of Microeconomics (Honors sections)

The Lerner College is home to a state-of-the-art financial trading facility, the $1.5 million student-led Blue Hen Investment Club, a student-managed restaurant and hotel, a high-technology development center of a global bank and a start-up experience for students with new business ideas.

Lerner College faculty - like Meryl Gardner, whose research on foods and moods was recently published in the Journal of Consumer Psychology - are thought leaders who command attention from influential business audiences, economists and policy makers.

All Lerner College departments offer discovery learning experiences and emphasize data-based analytics to enrich the student experience. Here, students at Vita Nova, our award-winning restaurant run through HRIM, joined professional chefs and winemakers in hosting a 2014 Mid-Atlantic Wine and Food Festival event.

The Institute for Financial Services Analytics is a collaboration between the Lerner College, UD's College of Engineering and JPMorgan Chase, and hosts events for academics and the business community designed to address consumer analytics and industry applications.

Undergraduate scholarships, made possible through the generosity of alumni and friends, enable us to support promising scholars. Here, Delaware Gov. Jack Markell and his mother, Leni Markell, join recipients of the William Markell Scholarship (center), which benefits students in Accounting and MIS.

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