Harvard University, B.A.
Maxwell School of Syracuse University, M.P.A
University of Pennsylvania, Ph.D.

Research Interests

Health Economics
Applied Econometrics
Network Models

Professor Richards-Shubik joined the Department of Economics in 2015, after five years at Carnegie Mellon’s H. John Heinz III College.  Originally from the Syracuse, NY area, Prof. Richards-Shubik obtained a PhD in economics from the University of Pennsylvania.  His current research focuses on the estimation of network models in health care and other applications, as well as the study of health inequality.


  • Richards-Shubik, Seth. 2015. “Peer Effects in Sexual Initiation: Separating Demand and Supply Mechanisms.” Quantitative Economics, forthcoming.
  • Cutler, David M., Ellen Meara, and Seth Richards-Shubik. 2012. “Induced Innovation and Social Inequality: Evidence from Infant Medical Care.” Journal of Human Resources, 47(2): 456-492.
  • Cutler, David M., Fabian Lange, Ellen Meara, Seth Richards-Shubik, and Christopher J. Ruhm. 2011. “Rising Educational Gradients in Mortality: The Role of Behavioral Risk Factors.” Journal of Health Economics, 30(6): 1174-87.
  • David, Guy, Sara Markowitz, and Seth Richards-Shubik. 2010. “The Effects of Pharmaceutical Marketing and Promotion on Adverse Drug Events and Regulation.” American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, 2(4): 1-25.


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