Samuel Kleiner

 

Samuel Kleiner

Assistant Professor
108, Martha Van Rensselaer Hall
 
Phone: 607-255-1027 Fax: 607-255-4071
Email: sak272@cornell.edu
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Curriculum Vitae
 
Biographical Statement:

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 Professional Activities:

Faculty Research Fellow, National Bureau of Economic Research
Member: American Economics Association
Member: American Society of Health Economists

 
Education:

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)

 
Courses Taught:

Health Policy (Graduate) (Fall 2010, 2011; Spring 2013, 2014)
Economics of Health Policy (Undergraduate) (Spring 2011, 2012, 2013)
Economics of Health Care Markets (Undergraduate) (Fall 2013)

 
Selected Publications:

“Measuring Returns to Hospital Care: Evidence from Ambulance Referral Patterns,” with Joseph Doyle, John Graves and Jonathan Gruber. Forthcoming at the Journal of Political Economy.

“Analysis of Hospital Production: An Output Index Approach,” with Martin S. Gaynor and William B. Vogt. Forthcoming at the Journal of Applied Econometrics.

“Nurses’ Unions.” In: Anthony J. Culyer (ed.), Encyclopedia of Health Economics, Vol 2. San Diego: Elsevier; 2014. pp. 375-382.

“A Structural Approach to Market Definition with an Application to the Hospital Industry,” with Martin S. Gaynor and William B. Vogt. Journal of Industrial Economics, 61(2), June 2013, pp. 243-289.

“Provider Concentration in Markets for Physician Services for Patients with Traditional Medicare,” with Sean M. Lyons and William D. White. Health Management, Policy and Innovation, 1(1), October 2012, pp. 3-18.

“Do Strikes Kill? Evidence from New York State,” with Jonathan Gruber, American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, 4(1), February 2012, pp. 127–57.

Kleiner, S., Vogt, W.B., Gladowski, P., Devries, A., Levin, G., Antonucci, C., and Fong, J. “Beta-blocker Compliance, Mortality and Re-infarction: Validation of Clinical Trial Association Using Insurer Claims Data,” American Journal of Medical Quality 24(6), November/December 2009, pp. 512-9.

 
Searchable Keywords:
Health Economics, labor relations, antitrust, hospitals, physicians

 
The information on this bio page is taken from the CHE Annual Report.