Abby Alpert, PhD is an Assistant Professor of Health Care Management at The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. She is also a faculty research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research. Her research interests are in health economics and public finance. Her recent work has focused on the economics of the pharmaceutical sector. In this area of research, she has studied Medicaid reimbursement policies, Medicaid managed care, Medicare Part D, direct-to-consumer advertising, opioid abuse, and drug shortages. Her research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health and Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and has been featured in media outlets including the New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, and Vox.
Prior to joining Wharton, she was an Assistant Professor of Economics and Public Policy at The Paul Merage School of Business at the University of California in Irvine, and she was an Associate Economist at the RAND Corporation. She received her PhD in Economics from the University of Maryland and BS in Mathematics and Economics from the University of Chicago.