Katherine Baicker


The Institute for Policy Research is pleased to present its

Fall 2013 Distinguished Public Policy Lecture
"A Conversation with Katherine Baicker"

Professor of Health Economics, Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard University's School of Public Health

Moderator: IPR Director David Figlio, Orrington Lunt Professor of Education and Social Policy and of Economics

Monday, October 28, 2013 3:30-5:00 p.m.*
Medill McCormick Tribune Center
1870 Campus Drive, Evanston Campus
Reception following

Celia Rouse

A member of the President's Council of Economic Advisers under President George W. Bush from 2005 to 2007, Professor Baicker is a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and an elected member of the Institute of Medicine. Her research focuses primarily on the factors that drive the distribution, generosity, and effectiveness of public and private health insurance, with a particular focus on health insurance finance and the effect of reforms on the distribution and quality of care, and she has published in many of the nation's top economic and medical journals.

Professor Baicker is also co-principal investigator of the Oregon Health Insurance Experiment, a "landmark, randomized study of the effect of expanding public health insurance on the healthcare use, health outcomes, financial strain, and well-being of low-income adults. It represents the first use of a randomized controlled design to evaluate the impact of Medicaid in the United States."

She received her PhD in economics from Harvard and was previously a faculty member at the University of California, Los Angeles; University of Chicago; and Dartmouth College.

IPR Distinguished Public Policy Lectures feature talks by those who navigate the worlds of academia and policymaking. Past lecturers have included Cecilia Rouse, Dean of Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs; Alan Krueger, then-Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers; and then-Census Bureau Director Robert Groves, among others. A list of past lecturers can be found here.

Read the IPR newsletter article.