Featured Researcher: Doug Staiger

Featured in print Bulletin on Aging & Health
Doug Sraiger

Doug Staiger is a Research Associate in the NBER's Programs on Health Care, Aging, Children, and Education. He is the John French Professor in Economics at Dartmouth College, where he has worked since 1998. Prior to joining the faculty at Dartmouth, he was a faculty member at Stanford University and at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.Staiger holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a B.A. in Economics and Mathematics from Williams College. 

Staiger is the recipient of the 2007 Arrow Award for the best paper in health economics and the 2008 Eugene Garfield Economic Impact of Medical and Health Research Award. He has received grants from numerous government agencies and foundations, including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the National Institute on Aging, and the U.S. Department of Education. He is an Associate Editor at the Review of Economics and Statistics, and was previously Associate Editor of the Journal of Health Economics and the Journal of Business and Economic Statistics.

Staiger's current research in the field of health care investigates the productivity and quality of medical care, and labor markets for nurses and physicians. He also has interests in the field of education and is currently exploring teacher effectiveness in elementary and secondary education. His work has been published in leading economics and medical journals including EconometricaThe Journal of Political EconomyThe Quarterly Journal of EconomicsJAMA, and the New England Journal of Medicine.

Staiger lives in Hanover, New Hampshire, with his wife, Beth, and their four children, where he enjoys cross-country skiing in the woods behind his house.