Phone: (319) 335-0957
University of Iowa
Tippie College of Business
21 E. Market Street
Iowa City, IA 52242
David E. Frisvold is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Iowa. Professor Frisvold’s research interests include health economics and the economics of education. He is interested in understanding whether and how public policies targeted towards children influence their health and education outcomes, and his research specifically focuses on childhood obesity, soft drink taxes, early childhood education, school quality, and food assistance programs.
His research has been published in leading economics and health policy journals including Journal of Human Resources, Journal of Public Economics, Journal of Health Economics, and Health Affairs and has been funded by the Institute for Research on Poverty at the University of Wisconsin, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the NICHD.
Prior to joining Iowa in 2013, he was a Robert Wood Johnson Scholar in Health Policy Research at the University of Michigan until 2008 and an assistant professor in the Department of Economics at Emory University until 2013. He received his B.S. in Mathematical Economics from Wake Forest University and his Ph.D. in Economics from Vanderbilt University.