Professor of Health Economics
Katherine Baicker, Ph.D., is professor of health economics in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Harvard School of Public Health, where her research focuses on health insurance finance and the effect of reforms on the distribution and quality of care. Dr. Baicker has served on the faculty of the Department of Public Policy in the School of Public Affairs at the University of California, Los Angeles; the Economics Department at Dartmouth College; and the Center for the Evaluative Clinical Sciences and the Department of Community and Family Medicine at Dartmouth Medical School. From 2005 to 2007, Professor Baicker served as a Senate-confirmed member of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers. She is a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, is on the Congressional Budget Office’s Panel of Health Advisers, and is an elected member of the Institute of Medicine. She also served as a commissioner of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Commission to Build a Healthier America and was a member of the Institute of Medicine’s Committee on Health Insurance Status and its Consequences. She received her B.A. in economics from Yale University and her Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University.