James Bailey is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Providence College, a Visiting Scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, and a Senior Affiliated Scholar with the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. He previously taught at Creighton University and the University of West Florida. He earned a PhD in Economics and a Masters in Economics from Temple University. His research has focused on the effects of regulations on health care, health insurance and labor markets. His work has been published in numerous academic journals including Small Business Economics, the Journal of Risk and Insurance, and the Journal of Health Economics.