Meet LDI Senior Fellow Juan Pablo Atal, PhD

Meet LDI Senior Fellow Juan Pablo Atal, PhD

Economics Lecturer, School of Arts and Sciences

Each year, the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics (LDI) hosts a special "Fall Kickoff" to introduce its newly-appointed Senior Fellows. Held on the Moelis Terrace of the Van Pelt-Dietrich Library, this year's event welcomed nineteen Penn health services researchers including Juan Pablo Atal:

Juan Pablo Atal, PhD
Economics Lecturer, School of Arts and Sciences

BRINGING A CHILE SENSITIVITY TO PENN ECONOMICS
A native of Chile and recent graduate from the University of California, Berkeley, Atal has just joined Penn's Economics Department. His current research is focused on long-term health insurance, the determinants of team productivity in emergency departments and the effect of quality regulations on the pharmaceutical market. "I am looking forward to studying and engaging more in research related to the United States," he said. "But on the other hand, I wanted to shamelessly advertise my country in case any of you are interested in exploring some research topics there." He noted that according to data from the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the population of Chile enjoys longer life expectancy than that of the U.S. population.  | See bio page | See the 18 other new senior fellows  |