Anne Beeson Royalty is Professor of Economics at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) and the Director of the Ph.D. Program in Economics. She also serves as the Director of the Center for Health Economics Research. Professor Royalty earned her B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her Ph.D. from Yale University. Before coming to IUPUI in 1999, Dr. Royalty was on the faculty of the Department of Economics at Stanford University. Professor Royalty’s current research focuses on two main areas: the organization of physician practices and its effect on delivery and cost of care and the employment effects of the Affordable Care Act. Among other questions, she has analyzed how workers choose among health plans offered by the employer, how much workers value the health insurance provided by the employer, the effect of the income tax preference for fringe benefits on the provision of employer-provided health insurance, the sources of health care cost growth, and the effects of physician market power on prices for physician services. Professor Royalty has published in a number of academic journals including Journal of Health Economics, Journal of the American Medical Association, Health Affairs, Health Services Research, Inquiry, Medical Care Research and Review, Journal of Human Resources, Journal of Labor Economics, Journal of Public Economics, and Industrial and Labor Relations Review. Her research has been supported by numerous grants including grants from the U.S. Department of Labor, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the National Science Foundation, the Russell Sage Foundation and the National Institute for Health Care Management. In Spring of 2010, Professor Royalty was named Outstanding Distinguished Faculty at the School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI.

Academic interests

Health economics, labor economics


Outstanding Distinguished Faculty at the School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI, 2010.


Selected Publications Abraham, Jean M., Anne Beeson Royalty, Coleman Drake, “Employer-Sponsored Insurance Offers: Largely Stable in 2014 Following ACA Implementation.” Health Affairs. Baker, Laurence C., M. Kate Bundorf, Anne B. Royalty and Zachary Levin, “Physician Practice Competition and Prices Paid by Private Insurers for Office Visits.” Journal of the American Medical Association. Abraham, Jean Marie, Thomas DeLeire, and Anne Beeson Royalty, “Moral Hazard Matters: Measuring Relative Rates of Underinsurance Using Threshold Measures” Health Services Research. Bundorf, M. Kate, Anne Royalty, and Laurence Baker, “Health Care Cost Growth Among The Privately Insured,” Health Affairs. Royalty, Anne Beeson, “Estimating Workers’ Marginal Valuation of Employer Health Benefits: Would Insured Workers Prefer More Health Insurance or Higher Wages?” Journal of Health Economics. Royalty, Anne Beeson and John Hagens, “The Effect of Premiums on the Decision to Participate in Insurance Offered by the Employer: Evidence from a Real-World Experiment,” Journal of Health Economics. Royalty, Anne Beeson, “Tax Preferences for Fringe Benefits and the Health Insurance Offered by Employers,” Journal of Public Economics. Royalty, Anne Beeson and Neil Solomon, “Health Plan Choice: Price Elasticities in a Managed Competition Setting,”Journal of Human Resources.

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