Laurence C. Baker

Professor of Health Policy, Professor of Economics (by courtesy), and Bing Professor of Human Biology, Stanford University School of Medicine; Senior Fellow, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research
Laurence C. Baker


Ph.D. and M.A., economics, Princeton University

Summary of Experience

Professor Baker is an expert in health care economics, including the effects of regulation on health care markets, physician market structure, the effects of managed care and insurance market competition on health care delivery and spending, and the determinants and impact of medical technology adoption. He has served as a consultant and advisor to health plans, government programs and public initiatives, and firms providing health care services and developing new health care products. Professor Baker’s research has been published in leading academic journals, including JAMAThe New England Journal of MedicineAmerican Economic Review, and the Journal of Health Economics. He is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine and the recipient of the American Society of Health Economists’ ASHEcon Medal, which recognizes the top American health economists age 40 or under. Professor Baker’s studies of the relationships between area characteristics and health care delivery have twice won the NIHCM Foundation Health Care Research Award. 

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