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LDI Research Seminar with Tim Layton, PhD

  • Colonial Penn Center Auditorium 3641 Locust Walk Philadelphia, PA, 19104 United States (map)

Timothy J. Layton, PhD, is an assistant professor of health care policy in the Department of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School and Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research. Prior to his current position, he was a National Institute of Mental Health Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Harvard. Dr. Layton’s conducts research on the economics of health insurance markets, with a focus on understanding insurer behavior in those markets and designing optimal health plan payment systems. His work has contributed to the understanding of the economics of the Medicare Advantage program, the state and federal Health Insurance Marketplaces, and Medicaid Managed Care. His specific focus has been on adverse selection in health insurance markets and how adverse selection can deteriorate the quality of care individuals receive, and payment policies to ameliorate the types of selection problems typically observed in these markets. His expertise in cutting-edge empirical methods and economic theory combine with a deep understanding of health policy to allow him to provide important insights into the functioning of health insurance markets. His current work focuses largely on the economics of Medicaid Managed Care, an area of growing importance but little previous research. Dr. Layton has presented his work at numerous high profile economics and health policy conferences around the world. Dr. Layton is the recipient of the 2014 and 2017 Mark A. Satterthwaite Award for Outstanding Research in Healthcare Markets from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. He has been quoted or cited in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Wall Street JournalBloomberg BusinessNPRModern Healthcare, and Politico.