Northwestern’s vibrant health economics community produces leading research on population health and the organization of health care markets. Faculty and students working in the area of health economics engage closely with other fields, including industrial organization, labor and public, and development. In addition to faculty in the department, there are leading health economists in Kellogg’s Strategy group and the School of Education and Social Policy. The Buehler Center at the Feinberg School of Medicine further has an active and growing group of economists and public health researchers.
The department and Kellogg’s Strategy group jointly offer a two-quarter, second-year sequence that provides students with an in-depth look at a range of theoretical models and empirical applications in health and health care economics. The department holds a weekly Applied Microeconomics seminar; faculty and students working on health care topics also frequently attend the Strategy seminar and seminars held by the Institute for Policy Research (IPR).