LDI Research Seminar with Katherine Baicker, PhD

LDI Research Seminar with Katherine Baicker, PhD

"Increasing Health Insurance Take-up and Improving Health Behavior: Ongoing Randomized Trials"

Katherine Baicker, PhD, is C. Boyden Gray Professor of Health Economics in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She is a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, an affiliate of the Jameel Poverty Action Lab, a nonresident senior fellow of the Brookings Institution, and an elected member of the Institute of Medicine.

Professor Baicker’s research focuses primarily on the factors that drive the distribution, generosity, and effectiveness of public and private health insurance, with a particular focus on health insurance finance and the effect of reforms on the distribution and quality of care. She is currently one of the leaders of a research program investigating the many effects of expanding health insurance coverage in the context of a randomized Medicaid expansion in Oregon.

Professor Baicker serves as a Commissioner on the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission; as Chair of the Massachusetts Group Insurance Commission; on the Congressional Budget Office’s Panel of Health Advisers; as a Director of Eli Lilly; on the Editorial Boards of Health Affairs, and the Journal of Health Economics.

She received her BA in economics from Yale and her PhD in economics from Harvard. 

This event is free and open to the public, but please register.