Academic Director, MBA Healthcare Administration - Graduate Programs
Ben Williams Professor of Economics and Academic Director, Healthcare Administration - Economics
T, R 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
F 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
No Office Hours on M, W
All other times by appointment only
Ph D - Economics, SOUTHRN METHODIST UNIVERSITY, 1981
MA - Economics, SOUTHRN METHODIST UNIVERSITY, 1972
BBA - Finance, UNIV HOUSTON MAIN CAMPUS, 1970
Oversee CAHME accreditation process. Served as observer during site visit at University of Colorado - Denver, December 10-12, 2008.
Litigation, Brown Pruitt Peterson & Wambsganss, Ft. Worth, Texas (January 2011 - Present)
Litigation, Provost Umphrey, Beaumont, Texas (January 2011 - Present)
Litigation, Roebuck, Thomas, Roebuck & Adams, Beaumont, Texas (January 2011 - Present)
Litigation, Moore Landrey, Beaumont, Texas (November 2009 - Present)
Litigation, Grau Koen, Dallas, Texas (March 2009 - September 2009)
Certificate of Need Application, Panza, Maurer & Maynard, P.A., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308 (November 2008 - December 2010)
Litigation, Beard, Kultgen, Brophy, Bostwick, and Dickson, Waco, Texas (June 2007 - August 2007)
Litigation, The Carter Law Firm, Houston, Texas (March 27, 2007 - Present)
Litigation, Martin, Disiere, Jefferson & Wisdom, L.L.P., Dallas, Texas (January 2007 - Present)
Litigation, The Law Firm of Greg Fitzgerald, Austin, Texas (January 2007 - Present)
Derrel Luce, Waco, TX (2004 - 2008)
Donato, Minx & Brown, Houston, TX (2003 - 2005)
Fitzgerald & Reddick, Ft. Worth, TX (2002 - 2005)
George Parker Young and Associates, Ft. Worth, TX (2002 - 2004)
Michael D. Donohue, Dallas, TX (2002 - 2005)
Richard E. Ward, Ft. Worth, TX (2002 - 2005)
Steven C. Lee and Associates, Austin, TX (2001 - 2005)
J. Michael Liles, Ft. Worth, TX (2000 - 2002)
TXU Electric, Dallas, TX (1999 - 2000)
Friedman, Drieger, and Hsueh, Dallas, TX (1998 - 1999)
Jose, Henry, Brantley, MacLean & Alvarado, Ft. Worth, TX (1998 - 2008)
The Dunham Law Firm, Austin, TX (1998 - 2004)
Patterson, Lamberty, Stanford & Walls, Dallas, TX (1997 - 1998)
Ron Butler, Marlin, TX (1997 - 2003)
Williams, Pattillo, and Squires, Waco, TX (1996 - 1998)
Litigation, Fanning, Harper & Martinson, Dallas, TX (1992 - January 2007)
Fletcher & Springer, Dallas, TX
Frank G. Pearce, Richardson, TX
McDonald, Clay, Crow, and McGartland, Ft. Worth, TX
Texas Association of Business & Chambers of Commerce, Austin, TX
The Joe Cunningham Group, Inc.
Waco Police Association, Waco, TX
Awards and Honors
2010 Distinguished Professor Award, Baylor University, Hankamer School of Business (April 13, 2010)
Who's Who Among America's Teachers (2005)
Outstanding Undergraduate Student, University of Houston, College of Business Alumni Association (1970)
American College of Healthcare Executives
American Society of Health Economists
Association of Private Enterprise Education
Beta Gamma Sigma Business Honor Society
Executive Board, Association of Christian Economists
Omicron Delta Epsilon Economics Honor Society
Discipline-based ScholarshipHealth Economics & Policy, Fifth Edition
Health Care for Us All: Getting More for Our Investment
, Cambridge, MA, August 2009.
"Estimating the Impact of State Health Insurance Mandates on Premium Costs Using the Community Tracking Survey," Journal of Insurance Regulation
, Vol. 27, No. 3, (Spring 2009), pp. 3-36 (coauthors: J. A. Seward).
"Replace Pharmaceutical Patents Now," PharmacoEconomics, 25(5), 355-363
, (2007) (coauthors: Earl Grinols).
Faithful Economics: The Moral Worlds of a Neutral Science
, Waco, Texas, 2005 (coauthors: John Pisciotta).
"The Christian Perspective and Economic Scholarship,"
, James W. Henderson and John L. Pisciotta (eds.), Waco, Texas, 2005, pp. 1-14.
"Cost Effectiveness of Cervical Cancer Screening Strategies," Expert Review of Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research
, Vol. 4, No. 3, (2004), pp. 89-100.
"Implementing George Marsden "Outrageous Idea" in Economics," Faith & Economics
, Vol. 42, (October 2003), pp. 3-Jan (coauthors: John Pisciotta).
"Making Christianity Relevant to Economic Scholarship," Journal of Markets and Morality
, Vol. 6, No. 2, (October 2003), pp. 401-405 (coauthors: John Pisciotta).
"Rural Isolation and the Availability of Hospital Services," Journal of Rural Studies
, Vol. 19, (2003), pp. 363-372 (coauthors: Beck A. Taylor).
"Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance: Past, Present, and Future," Journal of Forensic Economics
, Vol. 15, No. 2, (2002), pp. 181-194 (coauthors: Beck A. Taylor).
"The Impact of Agglomeration Economies on Estimated Demand Thresholds: An Extension of Wensley and Stabler," Journal of Regional Science
, Vol. 40, No. 4, (November 2000), pp. 719-733 (coauthors: Thomas M. Kelly and Beck A. Taylor).
Contributions to Practice
"Brief for Amici Curiae Economists in Support of Respondents Regarding Individual Mandate," (February 2012).
"Brief of Amici Curiae Competitive Enterprise Institute et.al. in Support of Petitioners (Severability Issue)," (January 2012).
"A Lesson on How Health Insurance Really Works," (September 2009) (coauthors: Earl Grinols).
"Busting apart the big myths about health care," (September 2009).
"A Framework for Analyzing the Statement of Cash Flows," Journal of Cash Management
, (June 1989) (coauthors: Terry S. Maness).
Financial Analyst's Deskbook: A Cash Flow Approach
, 1989 (coauthors: Terry S. Maness).
"Check the Corporate Pulse by Administering Cash Flow Analysis," Cashflow
, (1985) (coauthors: Terry S. Maness).
Learning and Pedagogical Research
James W. Henderson, Health Economics and Policy, 4th edition, Thomson, 2009.
Health Economics and Policy, 3rd edition
"Financial Analysis and Forecasting: A Cash Flow Approach," The Journal of Financial Education
, (1983) (coauthors: Terry S. Maness).
Presentations and Proceedings
"Affordable Care Act: The End of Federalism," presented at the , Las Vegas, NV, April 2012.
"The Constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act," presented at the B a Healthier U: Healthcare Symposium, February 2012.
"Post-Obamacare Prospects for the Future of Medical Care Delivery," presented at the Institutional Evolution Toward Freedom and Prosperity, Nassau, Bahamas, April 2011.
"Medical Travel: A New Form of Competition in Medical Markets," presented at the Institutional Evolution Toward Freedom and Prospetity, Nassau, Bahamas, April 2011.
"Institutional Supports for Ideal Health Insurance," presented at the Allied Social Science Association, Denver, Colorado, January 2011.
"Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: Coverage and Cost," presented at the National Association of Procurement Managers, Waco, Texas, April 2010.
"Health Care Markets and Efficiency," presented at the The Association of Private Enterprise Education, Las Vegas, NV, April 2010.
"Health Care Reform: What Next?," presented at the Baylor Medical Services Organization, Waco, Texas, March 2010.
"Health Care Reform: Where do we go from here?," presented at the Economics Department No Free Lunch Seminar, Waco, Texas, February 2010.
"What you should know about ObamaCare," presented at the Baylor NAACP Student Chapter, Kayser Auditorium, December 2009.
"Patient-centered reform," presented at the Baylor Young Republicans, Draper Building, November 2009.
"ObamaCare Concerns," presented at the Alpha Epsilon Delta Pre-Med Honor Society, Baylor Science Building, November 2009.
"The Elements of Patient-Centered Reform," presented at the National Association of Procurement Managers, Waco, Texas, October 2009.
"Expanding Health Insurance," presented at the Allied Social Science Association, San Francisco, CA, January 2009.
"Health Care Reform: What's Phase 2?," presented at the Gulf Coast Economics Association, San Antonio, Texas, November 2008.
"Varying Views in Health Care: Republican v. Democrat," presented at the Cengage Webinar Series, Online, October 2008.
"Baylor Efficient Intervention Plan: What is Phase 2?," presented at the Army-Baylor Healthcare Administration Program, San Antonio, Texas, December 2008.
Contributions to Practice
"Non-Entitlement Health Care: Better and Less Dangerous," presented at the Symposium on Faith and Culture: Human Dignity and the Future of Health Care, Baylor University, October 2010.
"International Comparisons of Health Care Systems," presented at the 2010 Global Business Forum: International Issues in Health Care, Waco, Texas, March 2010.
Learning and Pedagogical Research
"Is Health Care a Right?," presented at the The Benjamin Rush Society, Baylor College of Medicine, May 2010.