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 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, a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, and an elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the National Academy of Medicine, and the National Academy of Social Insurance. His research has been published in American Economic Review, the Journal of Political Economy, The Quarterly Journal of Economics, The New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, Health Affairs, and other professional journals. 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.