Reagan A. Baughman

Associate Professor
John A. Hogan Distinguished Professor in Economics
Master in Public Policy Faculty
Phone: (603) 862-0800
Office: Economics, Paul College Rm 370H, Durham, NH 03824
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Reagan Baughman is Master in Public Policy faculty and the John A. Hogan Distinguished Professor in Economics at UNH, teaching courses in labor economics, public finance, and health economics.   She has spent time at two public policy organizations – the New England Public Policy Center of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and the U.S. Congressional Budget Office.  Her research includes analyses of health insurance, the effects of public policy on health outcomes, and the direct care workforce


  • Ph.D., Economics, Syracuse University
  • M.A., Economics, Syracuse University
  • B.A., Economics, Drew University

Courses Taught

  • ECON 605: Inter Microeconomic Analysis
  • ECON 656: Labor Economics
  • ECON 698: Top/Curr Issues US Healthcare
  • ECON 774: Senior Economics Seminar
  • ECON 941: Survey of Health Economics
  • ECON 988: Graduate Economics Seminar
  • ECON 992: Field Workshop
  • PPOL 904: Economics for Public Policy
  • PPOL 950: Washington DC Colloquium

Selected Publications

Baughman, R., & Hurdelbrink, J. (2018). Utilization of Utilization of Long-Term Care by an Aging Population: The Impact of Macroeconomic Conditions. Durham, NH: UNH Carsey School of Public Policy.

Gao, J., & Baughman, R. A. (2017). Do Smoking Bans Improve Infant Health? Evidence from U.S. Births: 1995?2009. Eastern Economic Journal, 43(3), 472-495. doi:10.1057/s41302-016-0010-0

Baughman, R. A. (2017). The impact of child support on child health. Review of Economics of the Household, 15(1), 69-91. doi:10.1007/s11150-014-9268-3

Baughman, R. A., & Duchovny, N. (2016). State Earned Income Tax Credits and the Production of Child Health: Insurance Coverage, Utilization, and Health Status. National Tax Journal, 69(1), 103-132. doi:10.17310/ntj.2016.1.04

Baughman, R. A., & Smith, K. E. (2012). LABOR MOBILITY OF THE DIRECT CARE WORKFORCE: IMPLICATIONS FOR THE PROVISION OF LONG-TERM CARE. Health Economics, 21(12), 1402-1415. doi:10.1002/hec.1798

The Effect of Anti-Smoking Policy on Birth Outcomes: The Relative Effects of Cigarette Taxes and Smoking Bans (2012). Retrieved from

Baughman, R. A., & Gao, J. (2011). Coverage, Utilization and Health Outcomes of the State Children?s Health Insurance Program. Inquiry, 47(4), 295-314. Retrieved from

Baughman, R. A., & Smith, K. (2010). The Effect of Medicaid Wage Pass-Through Programs on the Wages of Direct Care Workers. Medical Care, 48(5), 426-432. doi:10.1097/MLR.0b013e3181d6888a

Hirth, R. A., Baughman, R. A., Chernew, M. E., & Shelton, E. C. (2007). Worker preferences, sorting and aggregate patterns of health insurance coverage. International Journal of Health Care Finance and Economics, 6(4), 259-277. doi:10.1007/s10754-007-9007-x

Baughman, R. A. (2005). Evaluating the Impact of the Earned Income Tax Credit on Health Insurance Coverage. National Tax Journal, 58(4), 665-684. doi:10.17310/ntj.2005.4.03

Most Cited Publications