Steven Fazzari, PhD

Bert A. and Jeanette L. Lynch Distinguished Professor of Economics; Professor of Sociology; School of Arts & Sciences and Brown School

Professor Fazzari’s research studies the engines of national economic growth and sources of business cycles. The aggregate economy affects public health in a variety of ways. Recessions and associated job loss are an important source of stress and health problems. Strong growth raises government revenue that affects public financing of health care. Discussions of national health policy often link to concerns about federal deficits and debt, which are central to the policy dimensions of his research. Because the health sector is such a large part of the U.S. economy, health policy has important macroeconomic implications that feed into Professor Fazzari’s core research activities.