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Visiting Associate Professor

Wesley Yin

Visiting Associate Professor
Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR)

In Residence: January 9, 2023 - June 30, 2023

Wes Yin is an Associate Professor at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, and the Anderson School of Management. He is also a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, and a Faculty Affiliate at MIT's Jameel Poverty Action Lab.  Yin’s research focuses on health care, consumer finance, and economic inequality. His recent work analyzes the links between medical debt and well-being and financial health, as well the roles of pricing reforms, insurance marketplace design, and rising market power in health care. His work has been published in outlets such as the American Economic Review, the Quarterly Journal of Economics, the Review of Economics and Statistics, JAMA, Health Affairs, and the Hamilton Project at the Brookings Institution.

From 2012 to 2014, Yin served in the Obama Administration as Acting Chief Economist and Deputy Assistant Secretary for Microeconomic Policy at the U.S. Department of the Treasury, and as a Senior Economist in the White House Council of Economic Advisers. Previously, he was an assistant professor at the University of Chicago and Boston University, and a Robert Wood Johnson Scholar in Health Policy at Harvard University. He received his PhD in economics from Princeton University.

Focal Areas: HealthInequalityTaxes and Public Spending, Regulation and Competition


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