Biography

Academic Affiliation
The University of Chicago

Biography
Dr. Philipson is the Daniel Levin Professor of Public Policy Studies at the Irving B. Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies at The University of Chicago, where he teaches Masters and Ph.D. courses in microeconomics and health economics. He first joined The University of Chicago as a postdoctoral fellow in 1989. Dr. Philipson is an associate member of the Department of Economics and has taught as a senior lecturer at University of Chicago Law School. He also served as a visiting faculty member at Yale University and as a visiting fellow at the World Bank.

As co-founder of Precision Health Economics LLC, Dr. Philipson has consulted for private corporations, including several Fortune 100 companies, and government organizations worldwide. He has also consulted for organizations including the President's Council on Science and Technology, the National Academy of Sciences, and the UK National Health Service.

Dr. Philipson served as the senior economic advisor to the head of the Food and Drug Administration during 2003-2004, and subsequently served as the senior economic advisor to the head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services during 2004-2005. He also acted as the senior health care advisor to Senator John McCain during his 2008 campaign for President of the United States.

Dr. Philipson’s research in the field of health economics has been widely published in leading academic journals of economics, such as the American Economic Review and Journal of Political Economy, as well as the Journal of Health Economics, Health Affairs, and Econometrica. His research is frequently mentioned in prominent media outlets, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Economist. Dr. Philipson has twice been the recipient of the Kenneth Arrow Award of the International Health Economics Association, the highest award given in the field of health economics.