New Faculty 2020


Joshua Gottlieb

Associate Professor
Harris Public Policy

Joshua Gottlieb’s research focuses on the economics of the health care system, specifically the organization of insurance markets, physician behavior, and administrative costs. More broadly, he studies public finance, urban economics, and labor economics. His research seeks to answer questions directly relevant to public policy, and he was instrumental in developing and promoting a novel property tax scheme that influenced housing policy in British Columbia.

His research has been published in the American Economic Review, Journal of Political Economy, Journal of Labor Economics, and Journal of Health Economics. He won the 2015 Kenneth Arrow Award for best paper in health economics and the 2012 National Tax Association’s Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award.

Gottlieb completed his PhD in economics at Harvard University. Before joining the University of Chicago faculty, he was an assistant and associate professor at the University of British Columbia and a visiting assistant professor at Stanford University. In addition to his position at Harris Public Policy, he is deputy director of the Becker Friedman Institute’s Health Economics Initiative. He is also a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and co-editor of the Journal of Public Economics.

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