Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR)
In Residence: January 9, 2023 - December 15, 2023
Deborah Haas-Wilson is the Marilyn Carlson Nelson Professor of Economics at Smith College. Previously she was a Visiting Professor of Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School and a Visiting Scholar at the University of California, Berkeley. She received her Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley and her B.A. from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
Professor Haas-Wilson’s current research focuses on competition and competition policies in health care markets. Her articles have been published in the Journal of Political Economy, Journal of Economic Perspectives, Journal of Law and Economics, Review of Economics and Statistics, Journal of Health Economics and other peer-reviewed journals. She is the author of Managed Care and Monopoly Power: The Antitrust Challenge (Harvard University Press, 2003) and co-editor of Uncertain Times: Kenneth Arrow and the Changing Economics of Health Care (Duke University Press, 2003).
Professor Haas-Wilson was a recipient of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Investigator Award in Health Policy Research. She is a member of the Board of Directors at the Petris Center on Health Care Markets and Consumer Welfare—University of California, Berkeley. From 2013 to 2023, she was an Associate Editor of the American Journal of Health Economics.
Professor Haas-Wilson works as an expert in health care antitrust, including cases involving the competitive effects of 1) hospital mergers, 2) vertical consolidation of hospital systems and physician organizations, 3) physician organization mergers and networks, 4) exclusive contracts, and 5) the Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans’ market allocation and price-fixing agreements. She has served as an expert on antitrust issues to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission in multiple matters, including Evanston Northwestern Healthcare Corporation, the Massachusetts Attorney General, and numerous private entities. In 2013, she testified in Federal District Court in Idaho on behalf of plaintiffs in an antitrust lawsuit alleging competitive harm from St. Luke’s Health System’s acquisition of a large independent physician practice.