Tomas Philipson, Ph.D.
Dr. Philipson is the Daniel Levin Professor of Public Policy Studies in the Irving B. Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies at The University of Chicago. He is an associate member of the Department of Economics and a former senior lecturer at the Law School. His research focuses on health economics, and he teaches Masters and Ph.D. courses in microeconomics and health economics at the University.
Dr. Philipson also is the co-founder of Precision Heath Economics LLC, and serves on the honorary board of directors of the internet-based consulting firm the Round Table Group, on the board of directors of MedErr Inc, on the board of the Center for Medicine in the Public Interest, on the council of advisors for the Gerson-Lehrman Group, and as a consultant for Lexecon and Analysis Group.
Dr. Philipson was born and raised in Sweden where he obtained his undergraduate degree in mathematics at Uppsala University. He received his MA and PhD in economics from the Wharton School and the University of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Philipson has served in several public sector positions. He served in the second Bush Administration as the senior economic advisor to the head of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) during 2003-04 and subsequently as the senior economic advisor to the head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in 2004-05.
Dr. Philipson is a co-editor of the journal Forums for Health Economics & Policy of Berkeley Electronic Press and is on the editorial board of the journal Health Economics and The European Journal of Health Economics. His research has been published widely in all leading academic journals of economics.
Dr. Philipson is a fellow, board member, or associate of a number of other organizations outside the University, including the National Bureau of Economic Research, the American Enterprise Institute, the Manhattan Institute (where he is chairman of Project FDA), the Heartland Institute, the Milken Institute and the RAND Corporation. At the University of Chicago, he is affiliated with the John M. Olin Program of Law & Economics, the George J. Stigler Center for the Study of the Economy and the State, the Northwestern/University of Chicago Joint Center for Poverty Research, the Population Research Center and the National Opinion Research Center (NORC).