Robert Kaestner

Research Professor, Harris School of Public Policy at University Of Chicago

Robert Kaestner is a Research Professor in the Harris School of Public Policy of the University of Chicago. Dr. Kaestner is also a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, an Affiliated Scholar of the Urban Institute and a Senior Fellow of the Schaeffer Center for Health Policy of USC. Dr. Kaestner received his Ph.D. in Economics from the City University of New York. He received his BA and MA from Binghamton University (SUNY).  Dr. Kaestner’s areas of research interest are the economic and social determinants of health, health demography, and health, labour and social policy evaluation. He has published over 125 articles in academic journals. Recent studies have been awarded Article of the Year by AcademyHealth in 2011 and the 2012 Frank R. Breul Memorial Prize for the best publication in Social Services Review. Dr. Kaestner is Associate Editor of Journal of Health Economics, Associate Editor of American Journal of Health Economics, and on the Editorial Boards of Demography and the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management.