Ph.D., economics, University of Kentucky
Summary of Experience
Professor Chandra focuses his research on innovation, productivity, and cost growth in health care; medical malpractice; and racial disparities in medical care. He has testified before the US Senate and the US Commission on Civil Rights; consulted to the RAND Corporation, Microsoft Research, the National Academy of Medicine, and the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation; and served as a special commissioner on the Massachusetts Special Commission on Provider Price Reform. Professor Chandra is a member of the Congressional Budget Office’s panel of health advisors and an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine and the National Academy of Social Insurance. His research has been published in journals such as American Economic Review, the Journal of Political Economy, The New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, and Health Affairs. Professor Chandra has received several awards for his work, including the Kenneth J. Arrow Award for best paper in health economics, the Garfield Award for outstanding research on the economic impact of medical and health research, the National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation Health Care Research Award, and the American Society of Health Economists’ ASHEcon Medal. He is a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research.