Craig Garthwaite

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Research Interests

Professor Garthwaite is an applied microeconomist whose research examines the effects of government policies and social phenomena with a focus on health and biopharmaceutical sectors. His recent work has focused on the private sector effects of the Affordable Care Act, including the labor supply effects of large insurance expansions, the changes in uncompensated hospital care resulting from public insurance expansions, and the responses of non-profit hospitals to financial shocks. In prior work, he has examined the impact of government cash assistance programs on health and the effect of changes in expected mortality from the emergence of crack-cocaine markets on educational attainment.

Professor Garthwaite also studies questions of pricing and innovation in the biopharmaceutical sector. In this area he has examined the effect of expanded patent protection on pricing in the Indian pharmaceutical market, the innovation response of United States pharmaceutical firms to increases in demand, and the relationship between health insurance expansions and high drug prices. 

Education/Academic qualification

Economics, PhD, University of Maryland at College Park

… → 2009

Economics, MA, University of Maryland at College Park

… → 2008

Public Policy, MPP, University of Michigan

… → 2001

Political Science, BA, University of Michigan

… → 2000

Research interests

  • Competition in Healthcare
  • Healthcare Economics
  • Healthcare Management

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Grants 2017 2020

Uncompensated Care
Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
Financial Management

Research Output 2008 2019

Economic Principles for Medicare Reform

Chandra, A. & Garthwaite, C., Nov 1 2019, In : Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science. 686, 1, p. 63-92 30 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
market price
2 Citations (Scopus)

The orphan drug act at 35: Observations and an outlook for the twenty-first century

Bagley, N., Berger, B., Chandra, A., Garthwaite, C. & Stern, A. D., Jan 1 2019, In : Innovation Policy and the Economy. 19, 1, p. 97-137 41 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

14 Citations (Scopus)

Hospitals as insurers of last resort

Garthwaite, C., Gross, T. & Notowidigdo, M. J., Jan 1 2018, In : American Economic Journal: Applied Economics. 10, 1, p. 1-39 39 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Medical care
Financial data
2 Citations (Scopus)

The CVS-aetna merger: Another large bet on the changing U.S. health care landscape

Frakt, A. B. & Garthwaite, C., Apr 3 2018, In : Annals of internal medicine. 168, 7, p. 511-512 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

Delivery of Health Care
2 Citations (Scopus)
Stock market
Cost shifting