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Mark Duggan is The Trione Director of the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR) and The Wayne and Jodi Cooperman Professor of Economics at Stanford University. He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering at M.I.T. in 1992 and 1994, respectively, and his Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University in 1999. He is also a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management. Before arriving to Stanford in 2014, Duggan previously was on the faculty at the University of Chicago (1999-2003), the University of Maryland (2003-2011), and the University of Pennsylvania (2011-2014). He has received teaching and/or advising awards at M.I.T., Harvard, the University of Chicago, the University of Maryland, and Stanford.

Professor Duggan's research focuses on the health care sector and also on the effects of government expenditure programs such as Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid on the behavior of individuals and firms. Some of his more recent research is exploring the effects of privatizing general acute care hospitals on the quality and cost of medical care, the causes and consequences of homelessness along with policies to address it, and policies to improve the pricing of cancer drug treatments, which are 130 percent more expensive in the U.S. than in other industrialized countries. His research has been published in leading academic journals including the American Economic Review, the Journal of Political Economy, and the Quarterly Journal of Economics and has been featured in many media outlets including The Economist, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal.

Professor Duggan was the 2010 recipient of the ASHEcon Medal, which is awarded every two years by the American Society of Health Economists to the economist aged 40 and under in the U.S. who has made the most significant contributions to the field of health economics. Along with his co-author Fiona Scott Morton, he received the National Institute for Health Care Management's 2011 Health Care Research Award for their work on Medicare Part D. He was previously a Fellow of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and a Visiting Fellow at the Brookings Institution. His research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the National Institute of Health, the Social Security Administration, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Duggan served from 2009-10 as the Senior Economist for Health Care Policy at the White House Council of Economic Advisers and has testified about his academic research before the House Ways and Means and Senate Budget Committees.

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