Samuel A. Kleiner is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Policy Analysis and Management and a faculty research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER). He joined the Cornell faculty in 2010 after receiving his Ph.D. at Carnegie Mellon University. His research focuses on health economics and health policy, with a focus on the study of hospitals and health care providers. This includes the measurement of firm performance in the health care sector and the effect of labor relations on hospital performance.
|Current Research Activities:|
Sam is currently conducting research in three areas: the measurement of market power and efficiency in hospital and physician markets; the effect of organized labor on health care production; and estimation of the marginal returns to health care spending. Specific research projects include: defining geographic markets for hospitals and physicians; measuring the impact of unionization in the hospital and nursing home industries on patient outcomes; measuring the marginal returns to hospital spending and medical interventions.
Ph.D., Applied Economics and Policy Analysis, Carnegie Mellon University (2010)
M.Phil., Public Policy and Management, Carnegie Mellon University (2009)
M.A., Economics, Brown University (2004)
B.A., Economics and Mathematical Methods in the Social Sciences, Northwestern University (2001)
PAM 5670: Health Policy
PAM 4370: Economics of Health Policy
Sloan Curriculum Committee Member
Member, Sloan Faculty Search Committee
“Do Strikes Kill? Evidence from New York State,” (with Jonathan Gruber), American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, 4(1): 127–57.
“A Structural Approach to Market Definition with an Application to the Hospital Industry,” (with Martin S. Gaynor and William B. Vogt), forthcoming in the Journal of Industrial Economics.
“Provider Concentration in Markets for Physician Services for Patients with Traditional Medicare,” (with Sean Lyons and William D. White), Health Management, Policy and Innovation, 1(1) 3-18.
“Nurses' Unions” forthcoming at the Encyclopedia of Health Economics (A.J. Culyer, Editor).
Health Economics, labor relations, antitrust, hospitals, physicians
|The information on this bio page is taken from the CHE Annual Report.|