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Andrew Friedson, PhD

Andrew Friedson, PhD

Director, Research Department
Andrew Friedson, PhD

Andrew Friedson, PhD, is the director of health economics in the Milken Institute’s Research Department. He heads 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 has wide expertise in health 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. Friedson received the Richard Musgrave Prize from the National Tax Association in 2014. His textbook, Economics of Healthcare: A Brief Introduction will be released soon by Cambridge University Press. Friedson received a PhD and a MA in Economics from Syracuse University and BAs in Economics and Mathematics from the University of Rochester.