Amitabh Chandra

IN A NUTSHELL

Health policy expert Amitabh Chandra explores the decisions and tradeoffs necessary to fund the next generation of innovation in precision medicine and access, for all. 

ABOUT AMITABH

Health care economist Amitabh Chandra examines the unique effects that economics and market factors have on the development of precision medicine. Amitabh’s research focuses on productivity and innovation in healthcare, with an emphasis on oncology and hospital care, medical malpractice, and racial disparities in healthcare. His research has been published by numerous research journals, and has received extensive media coverage. An advocate for health equity, Amitabh has testified to the United States Senate and the United States Commission on Civil Rights. When he is not teaching as Professor of Public Policy, Director of Health Policy Research at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, he serves as Chair Editor of the Review of Economics and Statistics. Amitabh is also an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine.

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Health Care Exceptionalism? Performance and Allocation in the US Health Care Sector, 2017.

Productivity Dispersion in Medicine and Manufacturing, 2016

Video: The Right Way to Spend on Healthcare: Amitabh Chandra at TEDxCambridge 2011
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