Featured Researcher: Jonathan Skinner

Featured in print Bulletin on Aging & Health
Jonathan Skinner

Jonathan Skinner is a Research Associate of the NBER's programs in aging, health care, and public eco-nomics. Skinner is the John Sloan Dickey Third Century Professor in Economics at Dartmouth College and a Professor of Community and Family Medicine at Dartmouth Medical School, where he works with the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice.

Dr. Skinner is a member of the Board of Editors of the American Economic Journals: Economic Policy and the Annals of Internal Medicine, as well as a Co-editor and former Editor of the Journal of Human Resources. He has served on the Nominating Committee and the Program Committee for the American Economic Association. Dr Skinner is a member of the Data Monitoring Committee for the Health and Retirement Study and has served on the Board of Overseers for the Panel Study of Income Dynamics and the Health Advisory Panel of the Congressional Budget Office He has testified numerous times before U.S. Congressional committees.

Dr. Skinner is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences. He is the recipient of several research grants from institutions including the National Institute on Aging and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Professor Skinner holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California at Los Angeles and a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Rochester. At Dartmouth, he teaches courses in public economics.

Professor Skinner has published research on numerous health care topics, including the efficiency of the U.S. health care system, geographical variation in health care, and racial disparities in health. He has also pub-lished extensively on savings behavior, including on issues such as precautionary saving, the adequacy of re-tirement savings, and the effect of tax incentives on retirement savings.

In his spare time, he enjoys cross-country skiing, sailing, and traveling with his family.