ISPS Health at Yale launched in 2013 and is comprised of over three dozen faculty from across the university. Our goal is to bring scholars from across Yale together to create an environment that can improve health, strengthen health care systems, and enhance the way health care is delivered.

Zachary Cooper

In addition to helping produce evidence that can inform policy, we connect Yale scholars to the outside world, and help educate the next generation of health policy leaders. ISPS Health holds academic seminars throughout the year, making data available to Yale scholars, and serving as a portal to show what’s happening in health policy across campus.

Zack Cooper, Director, ISPS Health at Yale


on hospital consolidation

GOP Introduces Bill Clamping Down on Hospital Consolidation

August 26, 2020
A 2018 study conducted by Zack Cooper found that prices at monopoly hospitals were 12% higher than those in markets with four or more rivals. Rep. Jim Banks (R-Ind.)...
Berry & Cooper on the Covid economy

Berry & Cooper: To Save the Economy, Stop the Pandemic

July 10, 2020
Steve Berry and Zack Cooper propose that the government should dramatically increase Covid spending because it is cost effective in the long run and will get the economy...
Zack Cooper on CBS Radio

Zack Cooper on CBS Radio: The Social Value of Widespread COVID Testing

May 18, 2020
In an interview on CBS Radio, health economist Zack Cooper exhorts the value of everyone getting tested for Covid-19 for the economy to successfully re-open. He breaks down...
Zack Cooper on Freakonomics

How Do You Reopen a Country?

April 30, 2020
Listen to Zack Cooper on the latest episode of Freakonmics. He discusses the ramping up Covid-19 testing, market failures, supply chain problems, and collaborating with...
Bellevue Hospital

Zack Cooper Explains the Economics of Hospital Beds

April 6, 2020
On a Planet Money podcast, NPR takes a close look at New York’s Bellevue Hospital, the oldest public hospital in the country that has throughout history dealt with outbreaks...