Andrew Healy

Loyola Marymount University

University Hall 4229

One LMU Drive

Los Angeles, CA 90045

Office: (310) 338-5956 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting



Current Appointment

Professor, Department of Economics, Loyola Marymount University, 2015-Present


Previous Appointments

Associate Professor, Department of Economics, Loyola Marymount University, 2011-2015

Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Loyola Marymount University, 2005-2011

International Consultant, World Bank, 2002-2004



Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA (2005)

Ph.D. in Economics


Yale University, New Haven, CT (1998)

B.S. in Applied Mathematics, B.A. in Political Science

Magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa




Healy, Andrew, and Gabriel Lenz. 2014. “Substituting the End for the Whole: Why Voters Respond

Primarily to the Election-Year Economy. American Journal of Political Science 58(1): 31-47.


Healy, Andrew, Neil Malhotra, and Alexander Kuo. 2014. “Partisan Bias in Blame Attribution: When

Does it Occur?” forthcoming, Journal of Experimental Political Science.


Healy, Andrew and Neil Malhotra. 2014. Partisan Bias in Telephone Interviewing.Public Opinion

Quarterly 78(2): 485-499.


Healy, Andrew and Neil Malhotra. 2013. Childhood Socialization and Political Attitudes: Evidence

from a Natural Experiment.” Journal of Politics 75(4): 1023-1037. 


Healy, Andrew and Neil Malhotra. 2013. Retrospective Voting Reconsidered. Annual Review of

      Political Science 16: 285-306.


Michelson, Melissa R., Neil Malhotra, Andrew Healy, Donald P. Green, Allison Carnegie, and Ali Adam

     Valenzuela. 2012. “The Effect of Prepaid Postage on Turnout: A Cautionary Tale for Election

     Administrators,” Election Law Review 11(3): 279-290.


Cole, Shawn, Andrew Healy, and Eric Werker. 2012. “Do Voters Demand Responsive Governments?

Evidence from Indian Disaster Relief,” Journal of Development Economics 97(2): 167-181.


Healy, Andrew and Jennifer Pate. 2011. “Can Teams Help to Close the Gender Competition Gap?” 

Economic Journal 121: 1192-1204.


Healy, Andrew and Neil Malhotra. 2010. “Random Events, Economic Losses, and Retrospective

       Voting: Implications for Democratic Competence," Quarterly Journal of Political Science 5(2): 193-208.


Healy, Andrew, Neil Malhotra, and Cecilia Mo. 2010. “Irrelevant Events Affect Voters' Evaluations of

       Government Performance,” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 107(28): 12506-12511.


Andam, Kwaw S., Paul J. Ferraro, Katharine R.E. Sims, Andrew Healy, and Margaret Holland. 2010.

       “Protected Areas Reduced Poverty in Costa Rica and Thailand,” Proceedings of the National Academy of

       Sciences 107(22): 9996-10001.


Healy, Andrew and Neil Malhotra. 2009. “Myopic Voters and Natural Disaster Policy,”

       American Political Science Review 103(3): 387-406.


Healy, Andrew. 2009. “How Effectively Do People Learn from a Variety of Different

       Opinions?” Experimental Economics 12(4): 386-416.


Healy, Andrew. 2008. "Do Firms Have Short Memories? Evidence from Major League

       Baseball," Journal of Sports Economics 9(4): 407-424.


Healy, Andrew and Jitsuchon, Somchai. 2007. “Finding the Poor in Thailand,” Journal of Asian

       Economics 18(3): 739-59.


Wantchekon, Leonard and Healy, Andrew. 1999. “The ‘Game’ of Torture,” Journal of Conflict   

       Resolution, 43(4): 596-609.



Awards, Honors, and Grants


Loyola Marymount Economics Teacher of the Year: 2007, 2012, 2014

Russell Sage Foundation Small Grant in Behavioral Economics: 2003-2004

George and Obie Shultz Fund award: 2003-2004

National Science Foundation, Graduate Research Fellow: 1999-2002



Professional Activities


Teaching: Introductory statistics, economic development, econometrics, political economy


Refereeing: American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, American Economic Review, American Journal of Political Science, American Political Science Review, British Journal of Political Science, Economic Journal, Games and Economic Behavior, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Journal of Development Economics, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Journal of Peace Research, Journal of Politics, Journal of Public Economics, Journal of Sports Economics, National Science Foundation, Political Research Quarterly, PS: Political Science and Politics, Public Choice, Public Opinion Quarterly, Review of Economics and Statistics, Social Science Quarterly