Angela Dills

Angela Dills

Assistant Professor of Economics
Providence College

Angela Dills is an Associate Professor of Economics at Providence College in Providence, RI.  She has taught at summer programs sponsored by the Institute for Humane Studies.  Her areas of research include the economics of crime, education, and health.  Her research has appeared in Economic Inquiry, the Journal of Health Economics, the Economics of Education Review, Education Economics, the American Law and Economic Review, Economic Letters, and Education Finance and Policy.  She earned her BA in Economics and Spanish at the University of Virginia and her M.A. and PhD in Economics from Boston University.

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Blog Posts

The War on Drugs: Seen vs. the Unseen

We have lived in Providence, RI for almost four years. I still am not accustomed to the driving habits of Rhode Islanders. There are the ones I might have expected…


The War on Drugs: Part Two


What You Should Know About Drug Prohibition

In its history, America has experienced two major periods of drug prohibition. This first was the Federal alcohol prohibition from 1920-1933. The second is the current war on drugs, which…

What You Should Know About School Choice

Are you skeptical of school choice programs? Do words like private schools, charter schools, vouchers, and tax credits make you uneasy? If so, Prof. Angela Dills argues that there are…

Incentives Matter

According to Prof. Angela Dills, incentives are important and help economists predict individual behavior. Recognizing that incentives matter is fairly straightforward. What’s difficult is determining all the different ways a…