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Tad and Dianne Taube Healthcare Fellow and Faculty Fellow

Maria Polyakova

Tad and Dianne Taube Healthcare Fellow and Faculty Fellow
Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR)

Associate Professor of Health Policy
Stanford University School of Medicine

Maria Polyakova, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Health Policy at the Stanford University School of Medicine. Her research investigates the equity and efficiency of government interventions in healthcare markets. She is especially interested in questions surrounding the design, financing, and broad economic impacts of public health insurance systems. Her work also investigates the drivers of individual decision-making in health care and the roots of socio-economic differences in health outcomes. Dr. Polyakova received a BA degree in Economics and Mathematics from Yale University, and a PhD in Economics from MIT.

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

Education

PhD, Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014
BA, Economics & Mathematics and German Studies, Yale University, 2008

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