Karen Eggleston

Freeman Spogli Institute at Stanford University

Karen Eggleston is a Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI) at Stanford University. She also serves as Director of the Stanford Asia Health Policy Program and Deputy Director of the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center at FSI, and is an affiliate of the health economics and China programs of the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER). Eggleston is a health economist studying government and market roles in the health sector and health policy in Asia, especially in China, India, Japan, and Korea; healthcare productivity; and the economics of demographic transition, healthy aging, technology and chronic disease control. She was a Fulbright scholar in Korea and has been a consultant to the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, and the WHO regarding health system reforms in the PRC; and has been quoted in the media such as the New York Times, Bloomberg, Financial Times, NBC, and China Daily. Eggleston earned her PhD in public policy from Harvard University, after a BA in Asian studies summa cum laude (valedictorian) at Dartmouth College and MA degrees in economics and Asian studies at the University of Hawaii.