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Douglas Hough, PhD

Associate Director, MHA Program

Associate Scientist

Departmental Affiliation(s):

Health Policy and Management

Contact Information

624 N. Broadway
Hampton House 511
Baltimore , Maryland   21205



PhD , University of Wisconsin , 1976
MS , University of Wisconsin , 1974


Behavioral Economics and Health

Economics of Physician Organizations

    My work historically has been devoted to the analysis of physician practices.  In the past five years or so, my interests have migrated to behavioral economics, and applications to health care.

  • Hough, D. (2013).  Irrationality in Health Care:  What Behavioral Economics Reveals About What We Do and Why.  Palo Alto, CA: Stanford University Press.

  • Hough, D., Cohn, K. H., eds. (2007). The Business of Healthcare (3 vols.). Westport, CT: Praeger Publishing.

  • Hough, D. (2007). Can Pay-for-Performance Really Pay for Performance? In Kenneth H. Cohn and Douglas E. Hough (Eds.), The Business of Healthcare (vol. 1 of 3, pp. 175-200). Westport, CT: Praeger Publishing.

  • Hough, D., Bazzoli, G. J. (1985). The Economic Environment of Resident Physicians. Journal of the American Medical Association, 253(12), 1758-1762.

  • Hough, D., Kratz, C. G. (1983). Can "Good" Architecture Meet the Market Test? Journal of Urban Economics, 14(1), 40-54.