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Edward Norton

University of Michigan

Edward Norton

Edward C. Norton is a Professor in both the Department of Health Management and Policy and in the Department of Economics at the University of Michigan, and a member of the Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation. In addition to his affiliations with the University of Michigan, Prof. Norton is a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research in the Health Economics, Health Care, and Economics of Aging Programs.  He was the Director of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Scholars in Health Policy Research at the University of Michigan. In 2003, before coming to Michigan, he taught at UNC at Chapel Hill and at Harvard Medical School. In 2018 he won the School of Public Health Excellence in Research Award at the University of Michigan.


Countries United States;
Topics Evaluation of LTC systems and services; Financing LTC; Unpaid / informal care;
Methods Causal inference in Long-Term Care; Quantitative data analysis;
Role Research;
Research interests

His research interests in health economics include econometrics, long-term care and aging, and pay-for-performance.

Key publications

Cornell, P.Y., D.C. Grabowski, E.C. Norton, M. Rahman. 2019. “Do report cards predict future quality? The case of skilled nursing facilities.” Journal of Health Economics 66:208–221. DOI: 10.1016/j.jhealeco.2019.05.008

Konetzka, R.T., K.B. Lasater, E.C. Norton, R.M. Werner. 2018. “Are recessions good for staffing in nursing homes?” American Journal of Health Economics 4(4):411–432. DOI: 10.1162/ajhe_a_00110

Rahman, M., E.C. Norton, D.C. Grabowski. 2016. “Do hospital-owned skilled nursing facilities provide better post-acute care quality?” Journal of Health Economics 50:36-46. DOI: 10.1016/j.jhealeco.2016.08.004

Kim, H. and E.C. Norton. 2015. “Practice patterns among entrants and incumbents in the home health market after the Prospective Payment System was implemented.” Health Economics 24(S1):118-131. DOI:

Do, Y.K., E.C. Norton, S.C. Stearns, C.H. Van Houtven. 2015. “Informal care and caregiver’s health” Health Economics 24(2):224-237. DOI: 10.1002/hec.3012

Werner, R.M., E.C. Norton, R.T. Konetzka, D. Polsky. 2012. “Do consumers respond to publicly reported quality information? Evidence from nursing homes.” Journal of Health Economics 31(1):50–61. DOI: 10.1016/j.jhealeco.2012.01.001

Van Houtven, C.H. and E.C. Norton. 2008. “Informal care and Medicare expenditures: Testing for heterogeneous treatment effects.” Journal of Health Economics 27(1):134-156. DOI:

Van Houtven, C.H. and E.C. Norton.  2004. “Informal care and health care use of older adults.” Journal of Health Economics 23(6):1159-1180. DOI: 10.1016/j.jhealeco.2004.04.008

Norton, E.C.  2000.  “Long-term Care.” In Handbook of Health Economics, Volume IB, A.J. Culyer and J.P. Newhouse, eds, pp. 956-994.  New York, NY: Elsevier Science B.V.

Norton, E.C. 1992. “Incentive Regulation of Nursing Homes.”  Journal of Health Economics 11(2):105–128. DOI: