Nolan Miller

Nolan Miller

Daniel and Cynthia Mah Helle Professor of Finance

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4044 Business Instructional Facility

515 Gregory Drive

Champaign, IL 61820

217-244-2847

nmiller@illinois.edu

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Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Managerial Economics and Decision Sciences, Northwestern University, 1999
  • B.A., Summa Cum Laude, Philosophy, University of Pennsylvania, 1994
  • B.S., Summa Cum Laude, Economics, University of Pennsylvania, 1994

Positions Held

  • Daniel and Cynthia Mah Helle Professor in Finance, Finance, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2019 to present
  • Director, Center for Business and Public Policy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2016 to present
  • Faculty Affiliate, University of Illinois Institute for Government and Policy Affairs (IGPA), University of Illinois, 2011-2015
  • Research Associate, Center for Business and Public Policy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2009-2016
  • Professor of Finance, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2009 to present
  • Research Associate, Program on Environmental and Energy Economics (Faculty Research Fellow, 2010 - 2012), National Bureau of Economic Research, 2009 to present
  • Research Associate, Program on Health Care (Faculty Research Fellow, 2009 - 2012), National Bureau of Economic Research, 2009 to present
  • Associate Professor of Public Policy, John F. Kennedy of Government, Harvard University, 2004-2009
  • Assistant Professor of Public Policy, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, 1999-2004

Recent Publications

  • Deryugina, T., Heutel, G., Miller, N., Molitor, D., & Reif, J. (2019). The Mortality and Medical Costs of Air Pollution: Evidence from Changes in Wind Direction. American Economic Review.
  • Miller, N., & Jensen, R. (2018). Market Integration, Demand, and the Growth of Firms: Evidence from a Natural Experiment in India. American Economic Review, 108 (12), 3583-3625.
  • Jena, A., Olenski, A., Molitor, D., & Miller, N. (2017). Feeling it in your bones: A retrospective claims analysis of the association between rainfall and diagnosis of joint or back pain British Medical Journal, 359 j5326.

Other Publications

Articles

  • Al-Ississ, M., & Miller, N. (2013). What does health reform mean for the health care industry? Evidence from the massachusetts special senate election. American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, 5 (3), 1-29.
  • Miller, N., Zeckhauser, R., & Wagner, A. (2013). Solomonic Separation: Risk Decisions as Productivity Indicators. Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, 46 (3), 265-297.
  • Fang, H., Miller, N., Rizzo, J., & Zeckhauser, R. (2011). Demanding Consumers: Consumerist Patients and Quality of Care. B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy, 11 (1).  link >
  • Jensen, R., & Miller, N. (2011). Do Consumer Price Subsidies Really Improve Nutrition?". Review of Economics and Statistics, 93 (4).
  • Jensen, R., & Miller, N. (2008). Gffen Behavior and Subsistence Consumption. American Economic Review, 98 (4), 1553-1577.
  • Jensen, R., & Miller, N. (2008). The Impact of Food Price Increases on Caloric Intake in China. Agricultural Economics, 39 465-476.
  • Miller, N., & Pazgal, A. (2007). Advertising Budgets in Competitive Environments. Quantitative Marketing and Economics, 5 (2), 131-161.
  • Miller, N., Zeckhauser, R., Johnson, S., & Pratt, J. (2007). Mechanism Design with Multidimensinal, Continuous Types and Interdependent Valuations. Journal of Economic Theory, 136 (1), 476-496.
  • Miller, N., Piankov, N., & Zeckhauser, R. (2006). Possibly-Final Offers. Journal of Economics and Management Strategy, 15 (3), 789-819.
  • Miller, N., & Pazgal, A. (2006). Budget or Target: The Choice Between Input and Output Strategies. RAND Journal of Economics, 37 (2), 391-415.
  • Miller, N. (2006). Insurer-Provider Integration, Credible Commitment, and Managed Care Backlash. Journal of Health Economics, 25 (5), 861-876.
  • Miller, N., Eggleston, K., & Zeckhauser, R. (2006). Provider Choice of Quality and Surplus. International Journal of Health Care Finance and Economics, 6 103-117.
  • Miller, N., Wagner, A., & Zeckhauser, R. (2006). Screening Budgets. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 61 (3), 351-374.
  • Miller, N., Resnick, P., & Zeckhauser, R. (2005). Eliciting Informative Feedback: The Peer Prediction Method. Management Science, 51 (9), 1359-1373.
  • Miller, N. (2005). Pricing Health Benefits: A Cost Minimization Approach. Journal of Health Economics, 24 (5), 931-948.
  • Miller, N., & Pazgal, A. (2005). Strategic Trade and Delegated Competition. Journal of International Economics, 66 (1), 215-231.
  • Miller, N., Snyder, L., & Stavins, R. (2003). The Effects of Environmental Regulation on Technology Diffusion: The Case of Chlorine Manufacturing. American Economic Review, 93 (2), 431-435.
  • Miller, N., & Pazgal, A. (2002). Relative Performance as a Strategic Commitment Mechanism. Managerial and Decision Economics, 23 (2), 51-68.
  • Miller, N., & Pazgal, A. (2001). The Equivalence of Price and Quality Competition with Delegation. RAND Journal of Economics, 32 (2), 284-301.
  • Miller, N. (1997). Efficiency in Partnerships with Joint Monitoring. Journal of Economic Theory, 77 (2), 285-299.

Working Papers

  • Deryugina, T., Miller, N., Molitor, D., & Reif, J. Geographic and Socioeconomic Heterogeneity in the Benefits of Reducing Air Pollution in the United States.
  • Heutel, G., Miller, N., & Molitor, D. Adaptation and the Mortality Effects of Temperature across US Climate Regions.
  • Miller, N. Blowing Smoke: Health Effects of Wildfire Plume Dynamics.
  • Miller, N., & Jensen, R. Keepin' 'Em Down on the Farm: Migration and Strategic Investment in Children's Schooling.
  • Miller, N., & Jensen, R. A Revealed Preference Approach to Measuring Hunger and Undernutrition.
  • Miller, N. Outcome Commitments in Third-Party Committment: Theory and Application to U.S. Policy in Iraq.
  • Miller, N. Giffen Behavior in China: Evidence from the China Health and Nutrition Survey.
  • Miller, N. Report Cards, Incentives, and Quality Competition in Health Care.
  • Miller, N. Health Benefits and Wages: Minimizing Total Compensation Cost.
  • Miller, N. Moral Hazard with Persistent Actions and Learning.

Honors and Awards

  • List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students, University of Illinois, 2011-2019
  • Julian Simon Faculty Fellow, University of Illinois Gies College of Business, 2010-2018
  • Teaching Excellence Award, Illinois Student Government, 2016-2017

Grants

  • The Role of Information in Environmental Health Policy, Harvard University Kennedy School Dean's Research Fund, 2007
  • Consumption, Nutrition, and Health among the Ultra-Poor, Harvard University Kennedy School Dean's Research Fund, 2005-2006
  • Ownership and Contracting for Quality Health, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 2003-2004
  • Regulating Pollution Through Information Disclosure: Facility Response to the Toxics Release Inventory, Environmental Protection Agency, 2002-2005

Current Courses

  • Econ of Market Fundamentals (FIN 501) A firm's long-run value ultimately depends on its business fundamentals. This course covers micro- and macro-economic drivers of such fundamentals, such as consumer demand, market competitiveness, government regulation, interest rates, business cycles, and monetary policy. Also includes topics in risk and intertemporal decision-making.

  • General Microeconomic Theory (FIN 580) Lectures and discussions relating to new areas of interest. See class schedule for topics and prerequisites.

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4044 Business Instructional Facility

515 Gregory Drive

Champaign, IL 61820

217-244-2847

nmiller@illinois.edu

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