LDI Research Seminar with Michael A. Morrisey, PhD
Michael Morrisey, a health economist, is professor and head of the Department of Health Policy & Management at the School of Public Health, and adjunct professor at the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University. He is a visiting scholar in the Leonard Davis Institute at the University of Pennsylvania, and an adjunct scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. His research interests have focused on employer-sponsored health insurance, the effects of legislation and regulation in health and health care, and hospital economics. He is the author of the graduate textbook, Health Insurance, now in its second edition (Health Administration Press, 2014), four other books, and more than 200 papers on health economics and health policy. Dr. Morrisey’s insurance research is currently examining the functioning of the health insurance exchanges. His work on regulation and legislation has focused on motor vehicle safety and medical malpractice, and he is well known for his work on the myth of hospital cost shifting. Dr. Morrisey is the treasurer of the American Society of Health Economists. He was the first recipient of the John Thompson Young Investigator Award in Health Services Research, given by the Association of University Programs in Health Administration. Before joining the Texas A&M faculty in 2014, he was a professor of health economics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and director of its Lister Hill Center for Health Policy. Prior to that he was senior economist with the American Hospital Association in Chicago. He holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Washington. He and his wife reside in Bryan, TX and their grown children live in California and Alabama.