Professor of Economics and Public Policy Emeritus
Glenn C. Blomquist is the Carl F. Pollard Professor of Health Economics Emeritus and Professor of Economics and Public Policy Emeritus at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky. His appointments were in both the Department of Economics of the Gatton College of Business and Economics and in the James W. Martin School of Public Policy and Administration until 2017. He is a graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University, B.A., Ohio State University, M.A., and the University of Chicago, Ph.D.
His areas of interest are health economics, environmental economics, urban economics, and public policy. His work deals with valuation of risks to human health and safety, valuation of urban and environmental amenities, benefit-cost analysis and public policy. He has published in journals such as: Journal of Political Economy, American Economic Review, The Economic Journal, Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, Journal of Health Economics, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Journal of Urban Economics, and Journal of Benefit-Cost Analysis. An entry titled “Economics of Value of Life” was published in the International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences and a chapter titled "Quality of Life" was contributed to the edited volume, A Companion to Urban Economics. He has written books on traffic safety regulation and environmental policy and edited a volume, Preference Measurement in Health. His work has been published by the Brookings Institution and National Academy of Sciences, and his work has been funded by the National Science Foundation, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Urban Institute, Kentucky Cabinet for Natural Resources and Environmental Protection, and MacArthur Foundation.
He has been a visiting Fulbright Scholar at the Stockholm School of Economics in Riga, Latvia and also at the Swedish Road and Traffic Research Institute, a visiting professor at the Stockholm School of Economics and a visiting scholar at the University of Chicago. He is editor of the Journal of Benefit-Cost Analysis, an associate editor of Review of Economics of the Household, has edited a special issue of Resource and Energy Economics, is an advisory editor of the Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, and has served on editorial boards for Growth and Change and Journal of Environmental Economics and Management. He has served on the Board of Directors and various committees for the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, committees for the American Society of Health Economists and the International Health Economics Association. In 2009 he was named the Kentucky Distinguished Economist by the Kentucky Economic Association. His biography is included in two editions of Who's Who in Economics edited by Mark Blaug.