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Jonathan Skinner

James O. Freedman Presidential Professor in Economics, Dartmouth College and Professor, Geisel School of Medicine’s Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice

Jonathan Skinner is currently Trione Visiting Professor at Stanford University, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR); his permanent positions include the James O. Freedman Presidential Professor in Economics at Dartmouth College and professor at the Geisel School of Medicine’s Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice. Skinner’s research interests focus on the economics of government transfer programs, technology growth and disparities in health care, and the savings behavior of aging baby boomers.  He is currently director of the Aging Program at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) and a member of the National Academy of Medicine. He is a former associate editor of the American Economic Journal: Economic Policy and former editor of the Journal of Human Resources.  Skinner received a PhD in economics from UCLA and BA in economics and political science from the University of Rochester.  He has also taught at the University of Virginia, the University of Washington, and Harvard University.