Associate Dean and Associate Professor
James R. Frederick is an associate professor of economics in the School of Business at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. He teaches a variety of economics courses, including health economics, international economics, and statistics. Before joining the faculty of the UNCP, Jim was a research statistician at the Michigan Cancer Foundation (now called the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute) from 1984 to 1988.
Currently, Jim is investigating the behavior and longevity or turnover of firms in the medical tourism facilitator industry. He is also interested in the effects of medical tourism on health care in the host countries.
Dr. Frederick received his bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan in 1970, his M.A. in Economics from Wayne State University in 1973, and his Ph.D. in Economics from Wayne State University in 1983.
Frederick, James R. and Lydia L. Gan (2013). “Elasticities of demand for medical tourism”, Academy of Economics and Finance Journal 4: 21-30.
Frederick, James R. and Lydia L. Gan. "East-West Differences among Medical Tourism Facilitators". Submitted to Journal of Destination Management and Marketing.
Frederick, James R. and Lydia L. Gan (2014). “An Analysis of Firm Survival in the Medical Tourism Facilitator Industry” Presented at the Business Economics meetings of the MBAA in Chicago, March 27, 2014