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Past Award Winners

2012

Victor R. Fuchs Award

Mark V. Pauly, Bendheim Professor in the Department of Health Care Management, Professor of Health Care Management, and Business and Public Policy at The Wharton School. He is Co-Director of the Roy and Diana Vagelos Life Sciences and Management Program and Professor of Economics in the School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Pauly received the Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Virginia. One of the nation’s leading health economists, he has made significant contributions to the fields of medical economics and health insurance. His classic study on the economics of moral hazard was the first to point out how health insurance coverage may affect patients’ use of medical services. A former commissioner on the Physician Payment Review Commission, Dr. Pauly has served on the advisory committee to the Agency for Health Care Research and Quality and the Medicare Technical Advisory Panel. He recently served on the National Advisory Council for the National Institutes of Health National Center for Research Resources. He is Co-Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Health Care Finance and Economics, an associate editor of the Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, and Co-Editor of the Handbook of Health Economics, Volume 2.

ASHEcon Medal

Amitabh Chandra, Professor at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, and a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER). In 2011 he served as Massachusetts’ Special Commissioner on Provider Price Reform. He is an editor of the Review of Economics and Statistics, Economics Letters, and the American Economic Journal, and was previously an editor at the Journal of Human Resources. His research has been supported by the National Institute of Aging, the National Institute of Child Health and Development, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and has been published in the American Economic Review, the Journal of Political Economy, and the New England Journal of Medicine. He is the first-prize recipient of the Upjohn Institute’s Dissertation Research Award, the Kenneth Arrow Award for best paper in health economics, and the Eugene Garfield Award for the impact of medical research.

Student Paper Award

Michael Darden, Tulane University, “Smoking, Expectations, and Health: A Dynamic Stochastic Model of Lifetime Smoking”

2010

Victor R. Fuchs Award

Willard G. Manning, Professor in the Harris School of Public Policy and the Department of Health Studies at the University of Chicago

ASHEcon Medal

Mark G. Duggan, Professor of Economics, University of Maryland, and Senior Economist, Council of Economic Advisers

Student Paper Award

Johathan T. Kolstad, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, “Information and Quality when Motivation is Intrinsic: Evidence from Surgeon Report Cards”

2008

Victor R. Fuchs Award

Michael Grossman, CUNY and NBER

ASHEcon Medal

Loren Baker, Stanford University

Student Paper Award

Susan Feng Lu, Northwestern University

2006

Presented at the First Biennial Conference in Madison

ASHEcon Medal

David Cutler, Otto Eckstein Professor of Applied Economics, Harvard

Jonathan Gruber, Professor of Economics, MIT

Student Paper Award

Grant Miller, Stanford, for his paper titled “Contraception as Development? New Evidence from Family Planning in Colombia.”