Scholarly Comments on Academic Economics

Robert Kaestner

The bio below comes from a published article and may now be dated.

Robert Kaestner

Robert Kaestner is a Research Professor at the Harris School of Public Policy of the University of Chicago. He is also a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, an Affiliated Scholar of the Urban Institute and a Senior Fellow of the Schaeffer Center for Health Policy of USC. Prior to joining Harris, Kaestner was on the faculty of the University of Illinois, University of Illinois at Chicago, Univer­sity of California, Riverside, the CUNY Graduate Center and Baruch College (CUNY). He received his Ph.D. in Economics from the City University of New York. He received his BA and MA from Binghamton University (SUNY). His research interests include health, demography, labor, and social policy evaluation. He has published over 125 articles in academic journals. Recent studies have been awarded Article of the Year by AcademyHealth in 2011 and the 2012 Frank R. Breul Memorial Prize for the best publication in Social Services Review. Dr. Kaestner has also been the Principal Investigator on several NIH grants focused on Medicare and Medicaid policy. Kaestner is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Health Economics and the American Journal of Health Economics, and on the Editorial Board of Demography and Journal of Policy Analysis & Management. His email is kaestner.robert@​gmail.com.