Pricing of Prescription Drugs

Faculty Member: 

Proposal Description:

Zack Cooper is seeking a pre-doctoral fellow to work with him on a research project analyzing the growth in the prices of pharmaceutical products in the United States. The project will involve analysis of large claims databases. Pre-doctoral fellows will also work on the Health Care Pricing Project, which uses claims data from three of the five largest insurers in the US to examine the variation and growth in private health spending on the privately insured. Research from the team has been cited in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Economist and presented at the White House, the Department of Justice, the Federal Trade Commission, the Department of Health and Human Services, and the Centers from Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Requisite Skills and Qualifications:

Applicants should be completing or have completed a Bachelors or Master’s degree and have strong programming skills. Preference will be given to detail-oriented applicants with previous research and programming experience. We also encourage individuals with previous experience in economic consulting to apply.

Project Type: 
Economics Predoctoral RA
Project Type Year: 
2018 Economics Predoctoral Projects