Colleen Carey

Cohort 20 — Michigan Alumni List
Assistant Professor, Department of Policy Analysis and Management
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Dr. Carey received her PhD in Economics from Johns Hopkins University and her BA in International Development Studies from Yale University. An economist by training, her research focuses on the industrial organization of health care, with special attention to federal regulation of health insurance markets.  Prof. 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, and the success of state policies that aim to interdict prescription opioid abuse.  Colleen served as a Staff Economist at the Council of Economic Advisers in 2011 and 2012.

Discipline: Economics
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