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Dr. Newhouse is the John D. MacArthur Professor of Health Policy
and Management at Harvard University, Director of the Division of
Health Policy Research and Education, chair of the Committee on
Higher Degrees in Health Policy, and Director of the Interfaculty
Initiative in Health Policy. He is a member of the faculties
of the Harvard Kennedy School, the Harvard Medical School, the
Harvard School of Public Health, and the Faculty of Arts and
Sciences, as well as a Faculty Research Associate of the National
Bureau of Economic Research. He received B.A. and Ph.D. degrees in
Economics from Harvard University. Following his Bachelors
degree, he was a Fulbright Scholar in Germany. Dr. Newhouse
spent the first twenty years of his career at RAND, where he
designed and directed the RAND Health Insurance Experiment. From
1981 to 1985 he was Head of the RAND Economics Department.
In 1981 he became the founding editor of the Journal of
Health Economics, which he edited for 30 years. He is a
current member of the editorial board of the New England
Journal of Medicine and a past member of the editorial board
of the Journal of Economic Perspectives. He was
elected to the Institute of Medicine in 1977 and has served two
terms on its governing Council. He has been elected a Fellow
of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is a past
President of the Association for Health Services Research (AHSR),
now AcademyHealth, of the International Health Economics
Association, and was the inaugural President of the American
Society of Health Economists. He is a member of the
Comptroller General’s Advisory Committee. He has served as
the vice-chair of the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission, which
reviews Medicare payment policy and makes recommendations to the
Congress. This Commission resulted from the 1997 merger of
two predecessor commissions, the Prospective Payment Assessment
Commission and the Physician Payment Review Commission.
Newhouse chaired the former and served as a Commissioner on the
latter. From 2007-2012 he served on the CBO Board of Health
Advisers, from 2006-2012 on the Committee on National Statistics of
the National Research Council, and from 2004-2012 on the Science,
Technology, and Economic Policy board of the National Research
Council. He served as a regent of the National Library of
Medicine from 1999 to 2003. He is a director of Aetna, Abt
Associates, and the National Committee for Quality Assurance.
He was the first recipient of the David N. Kershaw Award and
Prize of the Association for Public Policy and Management in 1983,
which honors persons under 40 who have made a distinguished
contribution to the field of public policy analysis and
management. In 1988 he received the Baxter Health Services
Research Prize for an unusually significant contribution to the
improved medical care of the public through innovative health
services research, as well as the Administrator’s Citation from the
Health Care Financing Administration. He and his co-authors
received the Article-of-the-Year Award in 1989 from AHSR and again
in 2006 from both AcademyHealth and ISPOR, and in 1992 he received
AHSR’s Distinguished Investigator Award. In 1995 he received
the Hans Sigrist Foundation Prize for distinguished scientific
achievement, as well as the American Risk and Insurance
Association’s Elizur Wright Award for a contribution to the risk
management and insurance literature for Free for
All?. In 2000 he and his co-authors received the first
Zvi Griliches award for Are Medical Prices Declining? In 2001 and again in 2013 he and his co-authors won the
Kenneth J. Arrow Award for the best paper in health economics for
How Does Managed Care Do It? and The Oregon Health
Insurance Experiment; the latter also won the 2013 HSR Impact
Award from AcademyHealth. In 2003 he won the Paul A. Samuelson
Certificate of Excellence from TIAA-CREF for Pricing the
Priceless. In 2009 he won the Adam Yarmolinsky medal of
the Institute of Medicine for distinguished service by a member of
Core Course in Health Policy I
Core Course in Health Policy II
The Economics of Health Care Policy
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For a complete list of faculty citations from 2001 - present, please visit the Harvard Kennedy School Research Report Online.
Selected Publication Citations:
- Academic Journal/Scholarly Articles
Huckfeldt, Peter J., Neeraj Sood, José J. Escarce, David C.
Grabowski, and Joseph P. Newhouse. "Effects of Medicare Payment
Reform: Evidence from the Home Health Interim and Prospective
Payment Systems." Journal of Health Economics 34 (March
Ayanian, John Z., Bruce E. Landon, Alan M. Zaslavsky, and Joseph P.
Newhouse. "Racial and Ethnic Differences in Use of Mammography
Between Medicare Advantage and Traditional Medicare." Journal of
the National Cancer Institute 105.24 (December 2013):
McGuire, Thomas G., Jacob Glazer, Joseph P. Newhouse, Sharon-Lise
Normand, Julie Shi, Anna D. Sinaiko, and Samuel Zuvekas.
"Integrating Risk Adjustment and Enrollee Premiums in Health Plan
Payment." Journal of Health Economics 32.6 (December 2013):
Newhouse, Joseph P., J. Michael McWilliams, Mary Price, Jie Huang,
Bruce Fireman, and John Hsu. "Do Medicare Advantage Plans Select
Enrollees in Higher Margin Clinical Categories?" Journal of
Health Economics 32.6 (December 2013): 1278-1288.
Goldman, Dana P., Daniel McFadden, and Joseph P. Newhouse.
"Introduction [to the Special Issue on the American Medicare
Program, Parts C and D]." Journal of Health Economics 32.6
(December 2013): 1180-1184.
Fung, Vicki, Mary Reed, Mary Price, Richard Brand, William H. Dow,
Joseph P. Newhouse, and John Hsu. "Responses to Medicare Drug Costs
among Near-Poor versus Subsidized Beneficiaries." Health
Services Research 48.5 (October 2013): 1653-1668.
Stevenson, David, John Z. Ayanian, Alan M. Zaslavsky, Joseph P.
Newhouse, and Bruce E. Landon. "Service Use at the End of Life in
Medicare Advantage versus Traditional Medicare." Medical
Care 51.10 (October 2013): 931-937.
Huskamp, Haiden A., David G. Stevenson, A. James O’Malley, Stacie
B. Dusetzina, Susan L. Mitchell, Barbara J. Zarowitz, Michael E.
Chernew, and Joseph P. Newhouse. "Medicare Part D Plan Generosity
and Medication Use among Dual Eligible Nursing Home Residents."
Medical Care 51.10 (October 2013): 894-900.
Newhouse, Joseph P., and Alan M. Garber. "Geographic Variation in
Health Care Spending in the United States." JAMA 310.12
(September 25, 2013): 1227-8.
Sood, Neeraj, Peter J. Huckfeldt, David C. Grabowski, Joseph P.
Newhouse, and José J. Escarce. "The Effect of Prospective Payment
on Admission and Treatment Policy: Evidence from Inpatient
Rehabilitation Facilities." Journal of Health Economics 32.5
(September 2013): 965-979.
Julia Adler-Milstein, Claudia Salzberg, Calvin Franz, John Orav,
Joseph P. Newhouse, and David W. Bates. "Effect of Electronic
Health Records on Health Care Costs: Longitudinal Comparative
Evidence From Community Practices." Annals of Internal
Medicine 159.2 (July 2013): 97-104.
Ayanian, John Z., Bruce E. Landon, Alan M. Zaslavsky, Robert C.
Saunders, Robert C., Gregory L. Pawlson, and Joseph P. Newhouse.
"Medicare Beneficiaries More Likely To Receive Appropriate
Ambulatory Services In HMOs Than In Traditional Medicare."
Health Affairs 32.7 (July 2013): 1228-1235.
Fung, Vicki, Mary Reed, Mary Price, Richard Brand, William Dow,
Joseph P. Newhouse, and John Hsu. "Adverse Clinical Events Among
Medicare Beneficiaries Using Antipsychotic Drugs: Linking Health
Insurance Benefits and Clinical Needs." Medical Care 51.7
(July 2013): 614-621.
Baicker, Katherine, Sarah L. Taubman, Heidi L. Allen, Heidi L.,
Mira Bernstein, Jonathan H. Gruber, Joseph P. Newhouse, Eric C.
Schneider, Bill J. Wright, Alan Zaslavsky, and Amy N. Finkelstein.
"The Oregon Experiment -- Effects of Medicaid on Clinical
Outcomes." New England Journal of Medicine 368.18 (May
Newhouse, Joseph P., and Alan M. Garber. "Geographic Variation in
Medicare Services." New England Journal of Medicine 368.16
(April 18, 2013): 1465-1468.
- Book Chapters
Newhouse, Joseph P. "The Economics of Medical Care." Harrison’s
Principles of Internal Medicine, 19th edition. Ed. Dennis L.
Kasper, Anthony S. Fauci, Stephen L. Hauser, Dan L. Longo, J. Larry
Jameson, and Joseph Loscalzo. McGraw Hill, 2013, 15e.
- Edited Volumes
Joseph P. Newhouse, Alan M. Garber, Robin P. Graham, Margaret A.
McCoy, Michelle Mancher, and Ashna Kibria, eds. Variation in
Health Care Spending: Target Decision-Making, Not Geography.
National Academy Press, 2013.
- Research Papers/Reports
Jacobson, Mireille, Tom Y. Chang, Joseph P. Newhouse, and Craig C.
Earle. "Physician Agency and Competition: Evidence from a Major
Change to Medicare Chemotherapy Reimbursement Policy." NBER Working
Paper 19247, July 2013.