AlexRobinson

I am an economist specializing in the decisions and interactions of patients, insurers, and healthcare providers in the U.S. healthcare system. I expect to receive my Ph.D. from the Department of Economics at Duke in May 2017.

My current research focuses on how the variation in financial incentives arising from a multi-payer healthcare system affects patient access to care, quantity and intensity of treatment, and overall healthcare spending. I pay particular attention to the role of insurance market structure in order to investigate how insurer consolidation and public insurance expansions affect care. I have also studied the role of private information in insurance markets, with applications to the advantageously-selected U.S. automobile insurance market.

I will be on the job market this year, and will be available at the ASSA meetings in Chicago on January 6-8, 2017.