Amanda Kowalski, Ph.D.
Amanda Kowalski, Assistant Professor of Economics at Yale University and Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), is a health economist who specializes in topics that are policy-relevant. Her current research focuses on the effects of health insurance reform in Massachusetts on hospital care, preventive care, labor market outcomes, and patient exposure to financial risk. She has also researched the price elasticity of expenditure on medical care and the marginal returns to medical spending on at-risk newborns using new estimation techniques. She holds a 2008 Ph.D. in economics from MIT and a 2003 A.B. in economics from Harvard. She spent a year before graduate school as a research assistant at the White House Council of Economic Advisers and a year after graduate school as a post-doctoral fellow in Health and Aging at the NBER. She spent the 2011-2012 academic year on sabbatical from Yale as the Okun Model Fellow at the Brookings Institution in Washington, DC.