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Amitabh Chandra
Malcolm Wiener Professor of Social Policy
Office:
79 John F. Kennedy St. Taubman Bldg 344
617-496-7356

Amitabh Chandra is the Malcolm Wiener Professor of Social Policy and Director of Health Policy Research at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. He teaches undergraduates in Harvard College, graduate students at the Kennedy School and Business School, and in Harvard's Executive Education programs. 

Professor Chandra is a member of the Congressional Budget Office's (CBO) Panel of Health Advisors, and is a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER). His research focuses on innovation and cost-growth in healthcare, medical malpractice, and racial disparities in healthcare. His research has been supported by the National Institute of Aging, the National Institute of Child Health and Development, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and has been published in the American Economic Review, the Journal of Political Economy, the New England Journal of Medicine, the Journal of the American Medical Association, and Health Affairs. He is the Chair Editor of the Review of Economics and Statistics.

Chandra has testified to the United States Senate and the United States Commission on Civil Rights. His research has been featured in the New York Times, the Washington Post, CNN, Newsweek, and on National Public Radio. He has been a consultant to the RAND Corporation, Microsoft Research, the Institute of Medicine and the Blue Cross Blue Shield Foundation of Massachusetts. In 2011 he served as Massachusetts' Special Commissioner on Provider Price Reform.

Professor Chandra is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine, the first-prize recipient of the Upjohn Institute's Dissertation Award, the Kenneth Arrow Award for best paper in health economics, and the Eugene Garfield Award for the impact of medical research. In 2012, he was awarded American Society of Health Economists (ASHE) medal. The ASHE Medal is awarded biennially to the economist age 40 or under who has made the most significant contributions to the field of health economics.

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Outside Professional Activities For Amitabh Chandra

 Disclosures for 2012:

    1. The Hanley Physician Leadership Foundation, Maine (non-profit). Speaking Fee
    2. Canadian Medical Association (non-profit). Speaking Fee.
    3. Review of Economics and Statistics (journal). Editor Compensation.
    4. Microsoft Research New England (research laboratory). Consultant.
    5. Harvard Pilgrim Foundation (non-profit). Speaking Fee.
    6. Institute of Medicine (non-profit). Consultant.
    7. American Enterprise Institute (non-profit). Visiting Scholar.
    8. Congressional Budget Office (Federal Government). Panel of Health Advisors. Unpaid.
    9. Eli Lily and Company (for-profit). Participant for a day-long conference. Paid.

     

    Disclosures for 2013:

    1. Congressional Budget Office (Federal Government). Panel of Health Advisors. Unpaid.
    2. Review of Economics and Statistics (journal). Editor Compensation.
    3. Microsoft Research New England (research laboratory). Consultant.
    4. Precision Health Economics (for profit). Consultant.
    5. Institute of Medicine (IOM), Panel on Graduate Medical Education, Member of Panel. Unpaid.

    Disclosures for 2014:

    1. Congressional Budget Office (Federal Government). Panel of Health Advisors. Unpaid.
    2. Review of Economics and Statistics (journal). Editor Compensation.
    3. Microsoft Research New England (research laboratory). Consultant.
    4. Precision Health Economics (for profit). Consultant.
    5. HealthEngine (for profit), Co-Founder. Equity position only.
    6. Maxwell Health, OK-CoPay, Advisory Boards. 
    7. GI Roundable, Speaking Fee
    8. MAHIP, Speaking Fee
    9. Institute of Medicine (IOM), Panel on Graduate Medical Education, Unpaid.

    Disclosures for 2015:

    1. Congressional Budget Office (Federal Government). Panel of Health Advisors. Unpaid.
    2. Review of Economics and Statistics (journal). Editor Compensation.
    3. Microsoft Research New England (research laboratory). Consultant.
    4. Precision Health Economics (for profit). Consultant.
    5. HealthEngine, Kyruus, Maxwell Health, OK-Copay. Advisor.
    6. Pfizer, Vertex, Biogen, Novo Nordisk, PCMA, Alliance for Healthcare Reform, Speaking fee.

    Disclosures for 2016:

    1. Congressional Budget Office (Federal Government). Panel of Health Advisors. Unpaid.
    2. Review of Economics and Statistics (journal). Editor Compensation.
    3. Microsoft Research New England (research laboratory). Consultant.
    4. Precision Health Economics (for profit). Consultant.
    5. HealthEngine, Kyruus, Maxwell Health, OK-Copay. Advisor.
    6. Washington Speakers Bureau, Prime Therapeutics, CAPG, Speaking fee.
    7. Director, Healthcare Policy Program at Harvard Kennedy School: https://www.hks.harvard.edu/centers/mrcbg/programs/health

    Disclosures for 2017:

    1. Congressional Budget Office (Federal Government). Panel of Health Advisors. Unpaid.
    2. Washington Speakers Bureau, Speaking fee
    3. Review of Economics and Statistics (journal). Editor Compensation.
    4. HealthEngine, Kyruus, Maxwell Health, OK-Copay. Advisor
    5. Director, Healthcare Policy Program at Harvard Kennedy School: https://www.hks.harvard.edu/centers/mrcbg/programs/health

    Contact

    Phone: 617-496-7356
    Office: 79 John F. Kennedy St. Taubman Bldg 344

    Faculty Expertise

    Unemployment
    Health Policy
    Medicare