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Alex Hollingsworth

Alex Hollingsworth

Alex Hollingsworth

Associate Professor, Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics; Department of Economics; John Glenn College of Public Affairs


2120 Fyffe Road, #318 Columbus, OH 43210

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Areas of Expertise

  • Health Economics
  • Environmental Economics


  • PhD in Economics, University of Arizona
  • MS in Economics, University of Arizona
  • BS in Quantitative Economics, Miami University
  • BA in Diplomacy and Foreign Affairs, Miami University

Alex Hollingsworth is an associate professor at The Ohio State University with joint appointments in the Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics; the Department of Economics; and the John Glenn College of Public Affairs. He is a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, a co-editor at the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, and an associate editor at the Journal of Health Economics.

Hollingsworth is an applied microeconomist who examines how regulations affect health with interests in environmental economics, population health, substance abuse, and access to care. His research has been published in outlets including American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, the Journal of Public Economics, and the Journal of Human Resources. His research has been covered by Scientific American, the Washington Post, CNBC, the Atlantic, VOX, and the Los Angeles Times.

He also co-hosts a podcast, The Hidden Curriculum with Sebastian Tello-Trillo. The Hidden Curriculum aims to cover topics relevant to academic life with a focus on things that are not formally taught in graduate school.

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