Benjamin R. Handel
Dr. Handel holds a Ph.D. in economics from Northwestern University. His research focuses on the economic foundations of consumer choice and market performance in health insurance. His dissertation work uses a large micro-level dataset to study consumer choice adequacy and how that interacts with adverse selection in health insurance markets. His recent work delves deeper into the issues surrounding choice in health insurance markets, using linked administrative and survey data sets. More generally, he is interested in the design and performance of regulated health markets, such as health insurance exchanges, and firm competition and regulatory policy in environments in which it is difficult for consumers to make decisions.