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Paul J. Gertler

Director, UC Berkeley Clausen Center for International Business and Policy
Li Ka Shing Foundation Chair in Health Management
Graduate Program in Health Management
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Academic Status: On duty
Office Hours: By appointment, F643
Personal Homepage: http://www.paulgertler.com
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PhD, Economics, University of Wisconsin
BA, Economics, University of Wisconsin

Positions Held

At Haas since 1996
2008 – present, Director, Institute of Business and Economics Research (IBER)
1996 – present, Professor, Haas School of Business
1996 – present, Professor, Health Services Finance, School of Public Health, UC Berkeley
1988 – 1996, Senior Economist, RAND, Santa Monica, CA
1986 – 1988, Assistant Professor, Department of Public Policy and Management, Harvard University
1983 – 1986, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, State University of New York
1978 – 1980, Analyst, Office of Health Economics, Department of Health, State of Wisconsin

External Service and Assignments

  • Member, American Economic Association
  • Member, American Public Health Association
  • Member, Econometric Society
  • Member, Health Economics Research Organization
  • Faculty Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research
  • Founding Member, International Health Economics Association

Selected Papers and Publications

  • “Using Performance Incentives to Improve Medical Care Productivity and Health Outcomes” with C. Vermeersch. Working Paper.
  • “On the Road to Social Health Insurance: The Asian Experience.” World Development 26, no. 4 (1998): 717-732.
  • “The Policy Implications for Better Structure and Process on Birth Outcomes,” with J. Peabody and A. Leibowitz. Health Policy 43 (1998): 1-13.
  • “Private Health Insurance and Public Expenditures,” with R. Strum. Journal of Econometrics 77 (1997): 237-257.
  • “Targeting Interventions for Low Birthweight,” with J. Peabody. Journal of Community Epidemiology 12 (1997).
  • “Moral Hazard and Risk Spreading in Medical Partnerships,” with M. Gaynor. RAND Journal of Economics (1995).
  • “Family Productivity, Labor Supply and Welfare.” Journal of Human Resources 29 (1994): 989-1026.

Honors and Awards

  • Kenneth Arrow Award in Health Economics, 1996
  • Academic Career Leadership Award, National Institutes of Health, 1998

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