Dr. Sacarny holds a Ph.D. in Economics from MIT. He is an Assistant Professor in the Health Policy and Management Department within the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University. His dissertation focused on the distribution and determinants of health care productivity, with a particular emphasis on payment policy. This research utilized approaches from industrial organization and labor economics and applied them to the health care sector. He is currently working on two randomized evaluations: one studying an attempt to reduce fraud and abuse in Medicare Part D with informative letters, and the other studying the effect of sending information about insurance plans to ACA exchange enrollees.