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Zack Cooper.

Zack Cooper


Expertise: competition policy, health economics, incentive design, comparative health policy



Dr Zack Cooper is an Associate Professor of Public Health and of Economics at Yale University where he also serves as director of Health Policy at the school’s Institution for Social and Policy Studies and an Associate of the Centre for Economic Performance. Prof Cooper is a health economist whose work is focused on producing rigorous, empirical evidence that can inform public policy. In his academic scholarship, he has analysed the impact of competition in hospital and insurance markets, studied the influence of price transparency on consumer behaviour, and examined the influence of electoral politics on health care spending growth. He has published his research in leading economics and medical journals including the Quarterly Journal of Economics and the New England Journal of Medicine. He has also presented his research at the White House, the Department of Justice, the Federal Trade Commission, and the Department of Health and Human Services. He did his undergraduate work at the University of Chicago and did his Masters and PhD at the London School of Economics.

Current areas of research include:

  • Health care spending on the privately insured