I serve as professor of economics at Wayne State University, former chair of the department, and current director of graduate studies. I specialize in health economics and housing economics, and I have published over 80 articles and 3 books. I have had three R01 grants funded as PI (one from NIAAA and two from NIDA). I served on the NIDA-F Health Services Review Committee from 2006 through 2010. I was lead author on the 2008 Michigan Stem Cell Economics Study. I am co-author of the leading health economics text The Economics of Health and Health Care, now in its eighth edition.
I began my teaching career at Lawrence University (Wisconsin) in 1975, and moved to The Johns Hopkins University in 1978, as a research scientist and professor of political economy (economics). In 1986 I was appointed associate professor of economics at Wayne State University, and I was promoted to professor and appointed department chair in fall 1986, serving until August 1996.
After beginning my career in the urban economics field, I have conducted cost analysis on substance abuse treatment field for 30 years and on cancer screening for over 20 years. I have also established the health economics field at WayneState, and headed one of the most successful health economics graduate programs in the nation. I served as director of graduate studies in the Economics department from 2000 to 2014. Since 1982, I have served as dissertation supervisor for 35 students, and I have served as an adviser on at least that many other committees.
Mentoring activities include teaching, student advising of all M.A. students (20 to 40 students per year), finding on-campus jobs, assistantships, and post-docs, as well as placing students in positions after they have received their Ph.D. degrees.
Research interest(s)/area of expertise
- AB, University of Michigan, 1969
- Ph.D., Yale University, 1976
- “Residential Mortgage Default: Theory Works and So Does Policy,” (with Brent C. Smith), Journal of Housing Economics 19 (2010): 280-294
- “Health Economics – Methods for a New Field,” in Hoyt, Gail M. and KimMarie McGoldrick, Editors, International Handbook on Teaching and Learning in Economics, Aldershott: Edward Elgar Press, 2011: 556-564
- "The Economics of Health and Health Care," Seventh Edition, (Sherman Folland, Allen C. Goodman, and Miron Stano), Upper Saddle RiverNJ: Pearson, March 2012
- "Housing Demand,” in Andrew T. Carswell, Editor, The Encyclopedia of Housing, Second Edition, Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, June 2012: 355-358
- “Percutaneous Cryoablation of Metastatic Lesions from Non–Small-Cell Lung Carcinoma: Initial Survival, Local Control, and Cost Observations,” (Hyun J. Bang, Peter J. Littrup, Brandt P. Currier, Dylan J. Goodrich, Hussein D. Aoun, Lydia C. Klein, Jarret C. Kuo, Lance K. Heilbrun, Shirish Gadgeel, Allen C. Goodman), Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology 23 (2012): 761–769
- “Percutaneous Cryoablation of Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma for Local Tumor Control: Feasibility, Outcomes and Estimated Cost-effectiveness for Palliation,” (Hyun J. Bang, Peter J. Littrup, Dylan J. Goodrich, Brandt P. Currier, Hussein D. Aoun, Lance K. Heilbrun, Ulka Vaishampayan, Barbara Adam, Allen C. Goodman), Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology 23 (2012): 770-777
- “Percutaneous Cryoablation of Metastatic Lesions from Colorectal Cancer: Efficacy and Feasibility with Survival and Cost-effectiveness Observations,” (Hyun J. Bang, Peter J. Littrup, Brandt P. Currier, Dylan J. Goodrich, Minsig Choi, Lance K. Heilbrun, Allen C. Goodman), ISRN Minimally Invasive Surgery, vol. 2012, Article ID 942364, 10 pages, 2012. doi:10.5402/2012/942364
- “Is there an S in Housing Supply … or What on Earth Happened in Detroit?” Journal of Housing Economics 22 (2013): 79-91
- “Relationship between Urban Land Price and Housing Price: Evidence from 21 Provincial Capitals in China,” (Haizhen Wen and Allen C. Goodman), Habitat International 40 (2013): 9-17
- “A Few Goodmen: Surname-Sharing Economist Coauthors,” (Goodman, Allen C., Joshua Goodman, Lucas Goodman and Sarena Goodman), Economic Inquiry 53 (2) (April 2015): 1392-1395, (ISSN 0095-2583) doi:10.1111/ecin.12167 © 2014 Western Economic Association International.
- “Patient Education and Follow-up as an Intervention for Hypertensive Patients Discharged from an Emergency Department: A Randomized Control Trial Study Protocol.” (Gleason-Comstock, Julie, Alicia Streater, Joel Ager, Allen Goodman, Aaron Brody, Laura Kivell, Aniruddha Paranjpe, Jasmine Vickers, LynnMarie Mango, Rachelle Dawood, and Phillip Levy), BMC Emergency Medicine, (2015) 15:38 DOI 10.1186/s12873-015-0052-3
- “Screening and Treatment for Subclinical Hypertensive Heart Disease in Emergency Department Patients With Uncontrolled Blood Pressure: A Cost Effectiveness Analysis” (Michael Twiner, Phillip Levy, Allen C. Goodman et al.), Academic Emergency Medicine.
- “Location of Health Professionals: The Supply Side,” (with Brent C. Smith), Regional Science and Urban Economics 68 (2018): 148-159
- "Building an International Health Economics Teaching Network,” (Emma Frew, Heather Brown, Allen C. Goodman, Maia Platt, Elizabeth Seidler, Joanne Spetz, Di McIntyre), Health Economics.
ECO 2010 - Microeconomics Principles (fall 2019)
ECO 7550 - Ph.D. Health Economics 1 (fall 2019)