I am currently professor of management, economics and public policy at Boston University’s School of Management where I chair the Markets, Public Policy and Law Department. I am also a professor of economics (by courtesy) in the the College of Arts and Sciences Economics Department.
Prior to coming to BU in August 2009, I was the Mannix Professor of Health Care Finance and Economics and also the Chair of the Economics Department at Case’s Weatherhead School of Management. Before arriving at Case in 1998, I was an assistant and associate professor at MIT’s Sloan School of Management (1989-1997); and prior to that was an assistant professor in the Economics Department at the University of Texas at Austin (1985-1998).
I am a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and the Levy Economics Institute, a research fellow at the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) and Cornell’s Compensation Research Institute and also an Affiliate of the Sloan Industry Centers Project.
I have published papers in many academic journals including: The American Economic Review, The Journal of Political Economy, The Quarterly Journal of Economics, The Review of Economics and Statistics, The Journal of Health Economics, The Journal of Labor Economics, The Journal of Public Economics, and The Journal of Economics, Behavior and Organizations, The Journal of Economic Perspectives and the Journal of Economic Literature. Articles about my research have appeared in in the New York Times, The Financial Times, and the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
In 2012, I won the Arrow Award for the best paper in health economics given by the International Health Economics Association for "Unhealthy Insurance Markets: Search Frictions and The Cost and Quality of Health Insurance" (joint with Randall Cebul, Lowell Taylor and Mark Votruba). In 2004, I won The Health Care Research Award: from the National Institute of Health Care Management for a paper (joint with Marty Gaynor and Lowell Taylor) “Physician Incentives in HMOs.”
Ph D, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Economics, 1985.
MBA Professor of the Year Award for Cohort B, BU School of Management, Teaching. (May 2, 2013).
Students in cohort B select the best professor from their first year in the MBA program.
Award given to support and recognize research contribution of faculty at BU's SMG
Best English language paper in health economics published in 2011 for "Unhealthy Insurance Markets: Search Frictions and the Cost and Quality of Health Insurance" American Economic Review, 2011.