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Colleen Carey

Associate Professor
Colleen Carey

Colleen Carey’s research focuses on the industrial organization of health care, with special attention to federal regulation of health insurance markets.  She is a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research.  Previously, she was a Robert Wood Johnson Scholar in Health Policy Research at the University of Michigan, a Staff Economist at the Council of Economic Advisers, and a visitor at Princeton University’s Center for Health and Wellbeing.

Professor Carey’s research informs the design of publicly subsidized health insurance markets such as the Affordable Care Act marketplaces.  She is particularly interested in the success of federal regulations, such as reinsurance and risk adjustment, in neutralizing adverse selection in these markets.  In other research, she has studied how the financial relationships between physicians and drug firms affect prescribing behavior, the success of state policies that aim to interdict prescription opioid abuse, and the health of recipients of Social Security Disability Insurance.

Professor Carey serves on the Editorial Board of the American Journal of Health Economics. She received her undergraduate degree from Yale University and her Ph.D. in Economics from Johns Hopkins University.


About Colleen Carey