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Katherine Baicker, Principal Investigator, Project 4 & 7 Leader

Katherine Baicker is Dean and Emmett Dedmon Professor at the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy. Her research focuses on the effects of public and private health insurance coverage on the distribution and quality of health care services.

Joseph Doyle Profile
Joseph J. Doyle, Data Core Leader

Joseph J. Doyle is the Erwin H. Schell Professor of Management and Applied Economics at the MIT Sloan School of Management. His research ranges widely in the field of health economics, addressing both the delivery of health care services and the operation of health insurance markets.

Anne Case, Project 1 Leader

Anne Case is the Alexander Stewart 1886 Professor of Economics and Public Affairs, Emeritus, at Princeton University. Her research focuses on the determinants of health status over the lifecycle, from childhood to old age.

Angus Deaton, Project 1 Leader

Angus Deaton is the Dwight D. Eisenhower Professor of Economics and International Affairs, Emeritus, and a Senior Scholar in the School of Public and International Affairs, at Princeton University. His research focuses on economic and health inequality.

Nicole Maestas, Project 2 Leader

Nicole Maestas, an Associate Professor of Health Care Policy at the Harvard Medical School, studies how the health and disability insurance systems affect individual economic behaviors, such as labor supply and the consumption of medical care.

David Cutler
David M. Cutler, Project 2 Co-Investigator

David Cutler is the Otto Eckstein Professor of Applied Economics at Harvard University. His research interests include the determinants of health status and longevity, the economics of health care delivery, and health policy.

Mary Beth Landrum
Mary Beth Landrum, Project 2 Co-Investigator

Mary Beth Landrum is a professor of health care policy in Harvard Medical School’s Department of Health Care Policy. A biostatistician, her research focuses on the development and application of statistical methodology for health services research.

R. Annetta Zhou, Project 2 Co-Investigator
Esther Duflo Profile
Esther Duflo, Project 3 Leader

Esther Duflo is the Abdul Latif Jameel Professor of Poverty Alleviation and Development Economics at MIT. Her research, for which she was awarded the Nobel prize in economics, uses randomized controlled trials to understand the economic lives of the poor and to improve the design and evaluation of social policies.

Abhijit Banerjee Profile
Abhijit Banerjee, Project 3 Co-Investigator

Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee is the Ford Foundation International Professor of Economics at MIT. His wide-ranging research in development economics includes application of randomized controlled trials to understand the determinants of and consequences of poverty in low-income countries, work for which he was awarded the Nobel prize in economics.

Ziad Obermeyer
Ziad Obermeyer, Project 4 Leader

Ziad Obermeyer is the Blue Cross of California Distinguished Professor of Health Policy and Management at the School of Public Health at the University of California, Berkeley. He research examines questions in medicine and health policy using econometric methods and machine learning tools.

Benjamin R. Handel, Project 5 Leader

Ben Handel is an Associate Professor of Economics at the University of California – Berkeley. His research focuses on consumer choice and market structure regarding health insurance markets, and on regulation of insurance markets.

Jonathan Kolstad Profile
Jonathan T. Kolstad, Project 5 Leader

Jonathan T. Kolstad is an associate professor of economic analysis and policy at the University of California, Berkeley Hass School of Business. His research interests lie at the intersection of health economics, industrial organization, and public economics.

Amitabh Chandra Profile
Amitabh Chandra, Project 6 Leader, Project 5 Co-Investigator

Amitabh Chandra is the Henry and Allison McCance Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School. His research focuses on innovation and pricing in the biopharmaceutical industry, value in health care, and racial disparities in health and health care.

Adam Sacarny, Project 6 Leader

Adam Sacarny is an assistant professor of health policy and management at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. His research explores the relationship between health care payment policy, provider and patient decision-making, and clinical quality.

Heidi Williams Profile
Heidi L. Williams, Project 8 Leader

Heidi Williams is the Charles R. Schwab Professor of Economics at Stanford University. Her research investigates the causes and consequences of technological change, with a particular focus on health care markets. She has been an NBER affiliate since 2010.

Amy Finkelstein Profile
Amy Finkelstein, Project 7 Leader

Amy Finkelstein is the John and Jennie S. MacDonald Professor of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the co-founder and Co-Scientific Director of the Jameel Poverty Action Lab-North America. Her research interests focus on public finance and health economics, particularly market failures and government intervention in insurance and health care markets. She has been an NBER affiliate since 2001.

Supported by the National Institute on Aging grants #P01AG005842, #P30AG012810, and #3P01AG005842-32S1 and the National Institutes of Health grants #P01AG005842 and #2P01AG005842-30

Mentioned in the News

Publications in Journals that Preclude Working Papers

Papers in outlets that restrict pre-publication working paper distribution.

- Annals of Internal Medicine
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CITATION: Annals of Internal Medicine 171, September 2019, pp. 464-473

- Molecular Psychiatry
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CITATION: Molecular Psychiatry May 2020

- International Journal of Health Economics and Management
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CITATION: International Journal of Health Economics and Management 20(3), September 2020, pp. 299–317

- JAMA
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CITATION: JAMA 324(10), September 2020, pp. 1000–1003

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