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NBER Reporter: Summer 2006 Profiles


NBER Profile: Thomas C. Buchmueller

Thomas C. Buchmueller is a Research Associate in the NBER's Programs in Health Care and Health Economics. He received his B.A. in Economics from Carleton College in 1985 and his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 1992. Since 1992, he has taught at the University of California, Irvine, where he is Professor of Economic and Public Policy at the Paul Merage School of Business. He has also been a visiting scholar at University of York (UK), INSEAD and CREDES in France, and at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. Buchmueller will be spending the 2006-7 academic year in Australia as a Packer Policy Fellow. Then, he will be joining the faculty of the University of Michigan's Stephen Ross School of Business, where he will hold the Waldo O. Hildebrand Chair in Risk Management and Insurance.

Buchmueller's research focuses on the economics of health insurance and related public policy issues. In particular, he is interested in the relationship between health insurance and labor market outcomes, the interaction between the public sector and private insurance markets, and consumer demand for health insurance. From 2002 to 2006, he was a Deputy Editor of Medical Care. He is currently a Deputy Editor of the Journal of Economics and Management Strategy and is on the Editorial Board of Inquiry.

Buchmueller lives in Irvine, California with his wife Liz Phillips, a social worker; his children, Sophie and Adam; and a 14-year old beagle. He enjoys playing basketball, traveling, and following the Red Sox from afar.

 
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