Sara Markowitz

Professor of Economics, Director of Graduate Studies

Emory University


Sara Markowitz is Professor of Economics and Director of Graduate Studies in the Economics Department at Emory University. She holds a joint appointment in the Department of Health Policy and Management in the Rollins School of Public Health, and is a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economics Research. Dr. Markowitz’s research interests are on the economics of healthy and unhealthy behaviors, with an emphasis on the role of public policies in determining health outcomes. She served as an editor of the Southern Economic Journal and is currently on the editorial boards of the Journal of Health Economics and Review of Economics of the Household. Her research has been supported by the National Institutes of Health, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.


  • Health Econommics
  • Labor Economics
  • Applied Microeconomics


  • PhD in Economics, 1998

    City University of New York

  • BA in Economics and English, 1993

    Rugters University

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The Effects of State Scope of Practice Laws on the Labor Supply of Advanced Practice Registered Nurses

This paper studies the effects of changes in states’ scope of practice laws (SOP) for advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) …

The effects of employment on influenza rates

The seasonal influenza virus afflicts millions of people in the U.S. population each year, imposing significant costs on those who fall …

Improving Efficiency in the Health Care System: Removing Anticompetitive Barriers for Advanced Practice Registered Nurses and Physician Assistants

In an era characterized by high levels of US health-care spending and inadequate health outcomes, it is vital for policymakers to …

Competitive effects of scope of practice restrictions: Public health or public harm?

The demand for healthcare professionals is predicted to grow significantly over the next decade. Securing an adequate workforce is of …

Effects of state-level Earned Income Tax Credit laws in the U.S. on maternal health behaviors and infant health outcomes

The purpose of this paper is to investigate the effects of state-level Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) laws in the U.S. on maternal …