Sean Fahle

PhD

Sean Fahle

Sean Fahle

PhD

Sean Fahle

PhD

Research Interests

Health economics; Public economics; Labor economics

Contact Information

207 Fronczak Hall

Buffalo NY, 14260-1520

Phone: (716) 645-6582

seanfahl@buffalo.edu

About

Professor Sean Fahle, PhD, is an applied microeconomist with interests in health economics, public economics, and behavioral and experimental economics. A main focus of his research is on issues related to aging and, in particular, on topics related to long-term care, which is the most salient-and least well-insured-risk facing individuals in old age. Within these areas, Prof. Fahle has worked on projects concerning medical expenditures among the elderly, family decisions over long-term care arrangements and how these are influenced by public policy, and savings behavior and bequests in old age. In on-going work, he is exploring the impact of the informal provision of long-term care to aging parents by their adult children on the labor market outcomes of the children. A unifying thread of Prof. Fahle's research is the idea of risk and the ways in which individuals insure themselves against risk, including such channels as self-insurance through savings and 'intra-family' insurance, for example, through informal caregiving. In another line of research on the theme of risk, Prof. Fahle also examines the impact of risk and risk attitudes on pro-social (for example, altruistic) behavior.

Education

  • PhD, Economics, University of California, Los Angeles
  • MA, Economics, University of California, Los Angeles
  • BA, Economics, University of California, Berkeley