Reagan A. Baughman

Associate Professor of Economics
Paul College 370H
Reagan A.
About Reagan A. Baughman

Professor Baughman received her bachelor’s degree in economics (with a minor in French) from Drew University in Madison, NJ and her Ph.D. in Economics from Syracuse University. She has been a faculty member at the University of New Hampshire since 2003, teaching undergraduate students in microeconomic theory courses, labor economics and public finance, and graduate students in health economics and research workshops.   During the time she has been at UNH, she has spent time visiting two public policy organizations. She served as a Visiting Scholar at the New England Public Policy Center of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston during the summer of 2007 and as a Visiting Fellow at the U.S. Congressional Budget Office in Washington, DC from September 2009 to July 2010.  Her favorite experience to date as a UNH professor has been accompanying 27 business and economics students to study at Corvinus University in Budapest during the Fall 2007 semester.   While in Budapest, she taught a course in health economics to a group of students from 8 different countries and traveled with UNH students in Hungary, Slovakia and Poland.  

Fields of Specialization

Health, Labor, Public Finance, Demography


Ph.D., Economics, Syracuse University, 2001
M.A., Economics Syracuse University, 1999
B.A., Economics, Drew University, 1996

Recent Publications

“The Effect of Anti-Smoking Policy on Birth Outcomes: The Relative Effects of Cigarette Taxes and Smoking Bans,” 2017, with Jia Gao. Eastern Economic Journal 43(3): 472-495.

“The Impact of Child Support Payments on Health Outcomes.” 2017. Review of Economics of the Household. 15(1): 69-91.

“State Earned Income Tax Credits and the Production of Child Health: Insurance Coverage, Utilization and Health Status,” 2016, with Noelia Duchovny. National Tax Journal 69(1): 103-132.

“Labor Mobility in the Direct Care Workforce: Implications for the Provision of Long-Term Care” 2012, with Kristin Smith.  Health Economics 21(12): 1402-1415.

“Coverage, Utilization and Health Outcomes of the State Children’s Health Insurance Program,” 2011, with Minghua Li.  Inquiry 47(4): 296-314.

“The Effect of Medicaid Wage Pass-Through Programs on the Wages of Direct Care Workers,” 2010, with Kristin Smith.  Medical Care. 48(5): 426-432.

The Earned Income Tax Credit and Fertility,” 2009, with Stacy Dickert-Conlin. Journal of Population Economics 22(3): 537-563.

“Caring for America’s Aging Population: A Profile of the Direct Care Workforce,” 2007, with Kristin Smith. Monthly Labor Review. 130(9): 20-26.

Honors & Awards

University of New Hampshire Outstanding Assistant Professor of the Year, 2008