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Craig Garthwaite

Craig Garthwaite is an associate professor of strategy and the director of the Program on Healthcare at Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management. An applied microeconomist, he studies the effects of government policies and social phenomena, focusing on the health and biopharmaceutical sectors. Recent work has focused on private sector effects of the Affordable Care Act. In prior work, he has examined the impact of government cash assistance programs on health. He is an NBER research associate and is affiliated with the bureau's Health Care Program.

Garthwaite also studies pricing and innovation in the biopharmaceutical sector. In this area he has examined the effect of expanded patent protection on pricing in the Indian pharmaceutical market, the innovation response of United States pharmaceutical firms to increases in demand, and the relationship between health insurance expansions and high drug prices. His research has appeared in journals such as The Quarterly Journal of Economics, American Economic Review, The Review of Economics and Statistics, and Health Affairs. In 2015, he was named one of Poet and Quants 40 Best under 40 Business School Professors.

Garthwaite received a BA and a Master's in Public Policy from the University of Michigan and his PhD in economics from the University of Maryland. Prior to receiving his PhD, he served as director of research for the Employment Policies Institute and in other public policy positions.

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