William D. White


William D. White

Professor Emeritus
Email: wdw8@cornell.edu
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Curriculum Vitae
Biographical Statement:

William D. White has been a member of the department since 2003.  He received his B.A. from Haverford College and holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University.  Prior to coming to Cornell, he taught at the University of Illinois in Chicago and Yale University. His primary research interest is health economics and his professional career has focused on the organization and operation of healthcare markets.


Haverford College BA 1967
Harvard University MA 1973
Harvard University PhD 1975

Courses Taught:

PAM 5470 - Microeconomics for Management and Policy
PAM 5990 - Challenges and Trends in the Health Services Industry

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Selected Publications:

David Dranove, Richard Lindrooth, William D. White and Jack Zwanziger “Is the Impact of Managed Care on Hospital Prices Decreasing?” Journal of Health Economics. (2008) 27:2 362-376. [abstract]

Bradley EH, Cherlin E, Busch SH, Epstein A, Helfand B, White WD, “Adopting a Competency-Based Model: Mapping Curricula and Assessing Student Progress” Journal of Health Administration Education (2008) 25:1 37-51. [paper]

White, WD  “Consumer Directed Health Plans, Managed Care, and Future Directions in the Organization of Health Care Payment Systems”  in Finkel, M.L. (ed). Perspectives in Public Health: Challenges for the 21st Century. Westport, CT: Praeger Press. 2011.

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

Kurt Lavetti, Kosali Simon and William D. White "Willingness-to-Pay for Health Insurance Reform: A Contingent Valuation Analysis" Forthcoming Economic Inquiry

Selected Keywords:
Health Economics

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