Christopher J Ruhm

Summary

Affiliation: University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Good times make you sick
    Christopher J Ruhm
    Department of Economics, Bryan School, University of North Carolina Greensboro UNCG, P O Box 26165, Greensboro, NC 27402 6165, USA
    J Health Econ 22:637-58. 2003
  2. ncbi request reprint Does drinking really decrease in bad times?
    Christopher J Ruhm
    Joseph M Bryan School of Business and Economics, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 27402 6165, USA
    J Health Econ 21:659-78. 2002
  3. ncbi request reprint Healthy living in hard times
    Christopher J Ruhm
    Department of Economics, Bryan School, University of North Carolina at Greensboro and NBER, UNCG, P O Box 26165, Greensboro, NC 27402 6165, USA
    J Health Econ 24:341-63. 2005
  4. ncbi request reprint Commentary: mortality increases during economic upturns
    Christopher J Ruhm
    Department of Economics, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, NC 27402 6165, USA
    Int J Epidemiol 34:1206-11. 2005
  5. ncbi request reprint A healthy economy can break your heart
    Christopher J Ruhm
    University of North Carolina Greensboro and National Bureau of Economic Research, USA
    Demography 44:829-48. 2007
  6. ncbi request reprint Deaths rise in good economic times: evidence from the OECD
    Ulf G Gerdtham
    Health Economics Program, Department of Clinical Sciences, Lund University, Malmo University Hospital, SE 205 02 Malmo, Sweden
    Econ Hum Biol 4:298-316. 2006
  7. ncbi request reprint Economic causes and consequences of obesity
    Eric A Finkelstein
    RTI International, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27709, USA
    Annu Rev Public Health 26:239-57. 2005

Detail Information

Publications7

  1. ncbi request reprint Good times make you sick
    Christopher J Ruhm
    Department of Economics, Bryan School, University of North Carolina Greensboro UNCG, P O Box 26165, Greensboro, NC 27402 6165, USA
    J Health Econ 22:637-58. 2003
    ..Finally, there is some suggestion that mental health may be procyclical, in sharp contrast to physical well-being...
  2. ncbi request reprint Does drinking really decrease in bad times?
    Christopher J Ruhm
    Joseph M Bryan School of Business and Economics, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 27402 6165, USA
    J Health Econ 21:659-78. 2002
    ..These results suggest that any stress-induced increases in drinking during bad economic times are more than offset by declines resulting from changes in economic factors such as lower incomes...
  3. ncbi request reprint Healthy living in hard times
    Christopher J Ruhm
    Department of Economics, Bryan School, University of North Carolina at Greensboro and NBER, UNCG, P O Box 26165, Greensboro, NC 27402 6165, USA
    J Health Econ 24:341-63. 2005
    ..The overall conclusion is that changes in behaviors supply one mechanism for the procyclical variation in mortality and morbidity observed in recent research...
  4. ncbi request reprint Commentary: mortality increases during economic upturns
    Christopher J Ruhm
    Department of Economics, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, NC 27402 6165, USA
    Int J Epidemiol 34:1206-11. 2005
  5. ncbi request reprint A healthy economy can break your heart
    Christopher J Ruhm
    University of North Carolina Greensboro and National Bureau of Economic Research, USA
    Demography 44:829-48. 2007
    ..CHD mortality increases rapidly when the economy strengthens but returns to or near its baseline level within five years for most groups...
  6. ncbi request reprint Deaths rise in good economic times: evidence from the OECD
    Ulf G Gerdtham
    Health Economics Program, Department of Clinical Sciences, Lund University, Malmo University Hospital, SE 205 02 Malmo, Sweden
    Econ Hum Biol 4:298-316. 2006
    ..The findings are consistent with evidence provided by other recent research and cast doubt on the hypothesis that economic downturns have negative effects on physical health...
  7. ncbi request reprint Economic causes and consequences of obesity
    Eric A Finkelstein
    RTI International, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27709, USA
    Annu Rev Public Health 26:239-57. 2005
    ..However, because obesity may result from poor information and addictive behavior and/or as a result of living in an increasingly obesogenic environment, interventions will need to be multifaceted to ensure the best chance of success...