Amy Finkelstein is the Co-Director of the NBER's Public Economics Program and a Research Associate of the NBER's programs in aging, health care, and industrial organization.
Finkelstein is Professor of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Prior to joining the MIT faculty, she was a Junior Fellow at the Harvard University Society of Fellows.
Professor Finkelstein is a Co-Editor of the Journal of Public Economics. She is a member of the National Academy of Social Insurance and has won numerous research awards, including the Elaine Bennet Research Prize, the Distinquished Research Affiliate Award from the Center for European Studies, the TIAA-CREF Paul A. Samuelson Certificate of Excellence, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Scholar in Health Policy Award, and the Ernst Meyer Prize of the Geneva Association.
Professor Finkelstein holds a Ph.D. in Economics from MIT and an M. Phil from Oxford University, where she was a Marshall Scholar. She received her B.A. summa cum laude from Harvard University.
Professor Finkelstein's research is in the area of public finance and health economics. Her two primary research interests are market failures and government intervention in insurance markets, and the impact of public policy on the health care sector.
Finkelstein lives in Cambridge with her (economist) husband Ben Olken and their (as yet non-economist) one year old son Sam.