Jonathan Gruber

Ford Professor of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Jonathan Gruber


Ph.D., economics, Harvard University

Summary of Experience

Professor Gruber is the director of the Health Care Program at the National Bureau of Economic Research, where he is a research associate, and president elect of the American Society of Health Economists. He is a member of the Institute of Medicine, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the National Academy of Social Insurance. He has published more than 150 research articles, has edited six research volumes, and is the author of Public Finance and Public Policy, a leading undergraduate text, and Health Care Reform, a graphic novel. In 2006, he received the American Society of Health Economists Inaugural Medal for the best health economist in the nation aged 40 and under. 

During the 1997-1998 academic year, Professor Gruber was on leave as deputy assistant secretary for economic policy at the Treasury Department. From 2003-2006, he was a key architect of Massachusetts's ambitious health reform effort, and in 2006 became an inaugural member of the Health Connector Board, the main implementing body for that effort. During 2009-2010, he served as a technical consultant to the Obama Administration and worked with both the administration and Congress to help craft the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. In 2011, he was named "One of the Top 25 Most Innovative and Practical Thinkers of Our Time" by Slate magazine. In both 2006 and 2012, he was rated as one of the top 100 most powerful people in health care in the United States by Modern Healthcare magazine.

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