Guy David, PhD

Gilbert and Shelley Harrison Professor, Health Care Management, Wharton School
Professor, Health Policy and Medical Ethics, Perelman School of Medicine
Director of Education, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics

Guy David, PhD pays attention to aspects of the health care system that are understudied, just emerging, or difficult to measure. His research on emergency medical services, home health care, primary care, patient-centered medical homes (PCMH), retainer based medicine, specialty hospitals, and ambulatory surgery centers has yielded insights into how individuals, firms, and regulators interact across the continuum of care.

His research has shed new light on persistent questions in labor economics, industrial organization, and public finance. Emerging phenomena and new organizational trends in health care delivery hold a special interest for Dr. David. He is the recipient of the 2015 Health Services Research article-of-the-year award.

Dr. David is a mentor and educator as well as a researcher. He directs the doctoral program in Health Care Management and Economics at Wharton, where he teaches undergraduate, MBA, WEMBA and PhD courses, as well as executive education programs, mostly around physician leadership. He is a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, an associate editor of the American Journal of Health Economics and co-editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Health Economics and Management. He received his BA and MA in Economics from Tel Aviv University, and his PhD in Business Economics from the University of Chicago.