Amitabh Chandra

mitabh Chandra is an economist and a Professor of Public Policy at the Harvard University. He is also a Special Commissioner for Provider Price Variation in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. His research examines persistent productivity differences across hospitals and doctors, medical malpractice, and value and waste from new medical technologies.

Dr. Chandra’s research has been supported by the National Institute of Aging, the National Institute of Child Health and Development, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and has been published in the American Economic Review, the Journal of Political Economy, and the New England Journal of Medicine. He is an editor of the Review of Economics and Statistics, Journal of Human Resources, Economics Letters, and the American Economic Journal. Professor Chandra has testified to the United States Senate, the National Academy of Science, the Institute of Medicine and the United States Commission on Civil Rights. His research has been featured in the New York Times, the Washington Post, CNN, Newsweek, and on National Public Radio. He is the first-prize recipient of the Upjohn Institute’s Dissertation Research Award, the Kenneth Arrow Award for best paper in health economics, and the Eugene Garfield Award for the impact of medical research.