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Professor of Political Economy

Daniel P. Kessler

Senior Fellow
Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR)

Professor of Political Economy
Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB)

Senior Fellow
Hoover Institution

Professor of Law
Stanford Law School

Professor, by courtesy, of Health Research and Policy
Stanford University School of Medicine

Daniel Kessler is a professor at Stanford Graduate School of Business, a senior fellow at Stanford’s Hoover Institution, a professor at Stanford Law School, and a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. His research interests include empirical studies in antitrust law, law and economics, and the economics of health care.

He holds a PhD in economics from M.I.T. and a law degree from Stanford. He has won awards for his advising and research from Stanford, the National Institute of Health Care Management Foundation, and the International Health Economics Association. He has received grants from the National Institute of Health, the National Science Foundation, and the California Health Care Foundation. He has served as a consultant to corporations, foundations, and the governments of the United States and Canada. He has taught courses in health economics, public policy, and antitrust law at Stanford and the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He has published numerous papers in economics journals and law reviews. He has also written extensively on health care reform for the Wall Street Journal and Health Affairs.

His new book, "Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise: Five Steps to a Better Health Care System" (with John Cogan and R. Glenn Hubbard), outlines how market-based health care reform in the U.S. can help fix our system’s current problems. Currently, he is investigating how to use medical claims data to identify the types of health care providers that are likely to commit Medicare fraud and abuse.

Focal Areas: Health, Regulation and Competition, Taxes and Public Spending


PhD, Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1994
JD, Stanford Law School, 1993
BA, Economics, Harvard University, 1988