I am an investigator at the Baylor College of Medicine and VA Houston through the Center for Innovations in Quality, Effectiveness and Safety (IQuESt). I study how the supply of healthcare influences individual access to care and health outcomes. His recent work focuses on the provision of informal care, the nursing workforce, and provider network design within the VA’s Community Care Network.


  • Management and delivery of healthcare
  • Labor & Health Economics
  • Public Policy

Funded Grants

  • VA Seed Award - 2022 ($50,000)
  • NSF Dissertation Improvement Grant - 2020 ($24,355)
  • Eller CMIH Research Grant - 2020 ($5,000)
  • GPSC REAP Grant - 2019 ($1,500)


  • PhD in Economics, 2021

    The University of Arizona

  • MA in Economics, 2017

    The University of Arizona

  • BA in Mathematical Methods in the Social Sciences, Economics, and Math, 2014

    Northwestern University

Working Papers

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Call the (Certified Nurse) Midwife: The Effect of Scope-of-Practice Laws on Costs, Outcomes, and Sorting

In the United States, there are substantial restrictions on who can provide healthcare and how they do so. These labor market …

The Effect of Electronic Benefit Transfer Cards on the Food Consumption of SNAP Recipient

Using plausibly exogenous variation over states and time I estimate that the introduction of EBT doubles the MPCf out of SNAP and accounts for 25 percent of its increase between 1990 and 2016.

Economics Publications

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(2020). The “Fixed” Pie Perception and Strategy in Dyadic versus Multiparty Negotiations. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes 157 (2020): 143-158.



Average instructor rating: 4.36/5

Econ 481: Economics of Wage Determination

In-person: Fall 2019

Econ 300: Microeconomic Analysis for Business Decisions

In-person: Summer 2018

Online: Winter 2018, Summer 2019, Summer 2020

Econ 200: Basic Economic Issues

Online: Winter 2017 & Spring 2018

Selected student feedback

“Chase was one of the most effective teachers I’ve had throughout my four years at the university” – Econ 300 student

“Chase was a very helpful Professor! He cares for his students and is always available when you have any confusion!!! Definitely would take him again as a professor” – Econ 300 (Online)

“Great class with an even greater teacher. Prof. Eck deserves a lot of credit for making a 400 level economics course easy to understand” – Econ 481 student

My Lab (mix)

I am a third year Dogtoral Candidate working with Dr. Chase Eck. I am interested in research at the intersection of walking and sniffing, with a particular focus in cats, squirrels, and food. Through my training with Chase I have developed specialized skills in opening cabinets and packages. I am grateful to Labradors and Friends Dog Rescue for helping me pursue my studies. I look forward to starting as a summer research associate at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University studying belly rub optimization.


  • Walking
  • Sniffing
  • Belly rubs
  • What is in your cabinet


  • AKC Novice Trick Dog Certificate Program, 2021

    Krafty K9 Dog Sports

  • BA in Car-Riding and Leash Walking, 2021

    Sara at Dog Tired San Diego