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Mark Duggan is the Trione Director of the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research and the Wayne and Jodi Cooperman Professor of Economics at Stanford University. His research focuses on the health care sector and the effects of government expenditure programs such as Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security.

Duggan's research has been published in the American Economic Review, the Journal of Political Economy, and the Quarterly Journal of Economics, and has been featured in The Economist, the New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal. He was the 2010 recipient of the ASHEcon Medal, awarded every two years to the leading health economist in the U.S. under age 40, and his research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the Social Security Administration.

He has testified about his research to committees in both the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives and served from 2009 to 2010 as senior economist for health care policy on the White House Council of Economic Advisers. He teaches "Econ 1" at Stanford and advises dozens of undergraduate and graduate students.


1. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Office of the Actuary, "Table 3. National Health Expenditures; Historical and Projections, 1960–2025," 2016.   Go to ⤴︎
2. M. Duggan, J. Gruber, and B. Vabson, "The Efficiency Consequences of Health Care Privatization: Evidence from Medicare Advantage Exits," NBER Working Paper 21650, October 2015, and forthcoming, American Economic Journal: Economic Policy.   Go to ⤴︎
3. J. Brown, M. Duggan, I. Kuziemko, and W. Woolston, "How does Risk Selection Respond to Risk Adjustment? Evidence from the Medicare Advantage Program," NBER Working Paper 16977, April 2011, and American Economic Review, 104 (10), pp. 3335–64.   Go to ⤴︎
4. M. Duggan, A. Starc, and B. Vabson "Who Benefits when the Government Pays More? Pass-Through in the Medicare Advantage Program," NBER Working Paper 19989, March 2014, and Journal of Public Economics, 141, 2016, pp. 50–67.   Go to ⤴︎
5. L. Dafny, M. Duggan, and S. Ramanarayanan, "Paying a Premium on Your Premium? Consolidation in the U.S. Health Insurance Industry," NBER Working Paper 15434, October 2009, and American Economic Review, 102 (2), April 2012, pp. 1161–85.   Go to ⤴︎
6. M. Duggan and F. Scott Morton, "The Effect of Medicare Part D on Pharmaceutical Prices and Utilization," NBER Working Paper 13917, April 2008, and American Economic Review, 100 (1), 2010, pp. 590–607.   Go to ⤴︎
7. M. Duggan, "Does Contracting Out Increase the Efficiency of Government Programs? Evidence from Medicaid HMOs" NBER Working Paper 9091, August 2002, and Journal of Public Economics, 88 (12), 2004, pp. 2549–72.   Go to ⤴︎
8. M. Duggan and T. Hayford, "Has the Shift to Managed Care Reduced Medicaid Expenditures? Evidence from State and Local-Level Mandates," NBER Working Paper 17236, July 2011, and Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 32 (3), 2013, pp. 505–35. Go to ⤴︎

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