Matt Harris

Assistant Professor of Economics, Research Assistant Professor for Boyd Center for Business and Economic Research

722A Stokely Management Center
Phone: 865-974-5591
E-mail: mharris@utk.edu

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Matt Harris came to UT by way of University of North Carolina in 2013. He conducts the demographic forecasting for the Boyd Center for Business and Economic Research and other research related to health and the demand for health care. Most of his research lies in the intersection of labor economics and health economics. Harris’s work has been published in the American Economic Journal, the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization and Economics and Human Biology. He is currently researching the effects of prescription opioid use on labor market outcomes, both at the individual and regional level, and also investigating compensating differentials for occupational stress. He is a member of the Economic Advisory Panel to the Tennessee Department of Health.

Topics of expertise: labor economics, health economics, opioid epidemic

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