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Andrew Friedson

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Andrew Friedson

Director, Health Economics, Milken Institute
Andrew Friedson

Andrew Friedson, PhD, is director, health economics in the Milken Institute’s Research Department. He heads research projects concerning health, health care, and related sectors. Prior to joining the Milken Institute, he spent over a decade in academia where he was an associate professor of economics at the University of Colorado, Denver, with a secondary appointment in the department of health systems management and policy at the Colorado School of Public Health. He is an economist with wide expertise in health and healthcare economics and has published peer-reviewed research on health behaviors, markets, and policy in premiere journals in economics, public policy, and medicine including the Journal of Public Economics, the Journal of Law and Economics, and JAMA Health Forum. His research has been covered in media outlets such as the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Economist. His textbook, which teaches health economics to those with no economics background, Economics of Healthcare: A Brief Introduction will be released later this November by Cambridge University Press. Friedson received the Richard Musgrave Prize from the National Tax Association in 2014. He holds a PhD and an MA in Economics from Syracuse University and BAs in Economics and Mathematics from the University of Rochester.