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Dr Zack Cooper

Dr Zack Cooper


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



Zack Cooper is a health economist working at the Centre for Economic Performance at the London School of Economics. Zack’s work focuses on the impact of competition in hospital and insurance markets, incentive structure and payment system design. More broadly, he is interested in using market forces to create effective incentives within the public sector. Zack’s most recent work has examined the impact of patient choice and provider competition in the English National Health Service. He is currently looking at the impact of hospital and insurance market structure on provider reimbursement rates in the US and launching a project on comparative hospital performance. In addition to his academic work, Zack has worked as an advisor and speechwriter to several policy-makers and politicians. Zack writes regularly for the Huffington Post and he has published op-eds in the Guardian Newspaper. Zack appears frequently in the popular press, including on the BBC, Sky News, ABC, CBS and National Public Radio. Zack’s research has been cited in the Financial Times, the Times, the Independent, the Washington Post, the Evening Standard, the Economist, the Health Service Journal and the Guardian. Zack did his undergraduate work at the University of Chicago and did his Masters and PhD at the London School of Economics. To view Zack’s writing for the Huffington Post, click below: To view Zack’s writing for the Altarum Health Policy Blog, click below: To view Zack’s writing for the LSE’s Politics and Policy Blog, click below: