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Amitabh Chandra
Professor of Public Policy
Harvard Kennedy School

Professor Chandra is an economist whose research focuses on productivity and cost growth in healthcare, medical malpractice, and racial disparities in healthcare.  He has testified to the U.S. Senate and the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. And 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.

Chandra is a member of the Congressional Budget Office’s Panel of Health Advisors, and is a research associate at the IZA Institute in Bonn, Germany and at the National Bureau of Economic Research. He is an elected member of the Institute 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 the 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. VIEW FULL BIO

Featured Appearances
RECENT PUBLICATIONS
Wall Street Journal, February 7, 2013
New York Times, July 11, 2009
Research Center/Program
Center for Business and Government
Taubman Center for State and Local Government
Weiner Center for Social Policy
Evidence for Policy Design