Victor Fuchs, Ph.D.

Victor Fuchs, Ph.D.

Distinguished Fellow, Schaeffer Center

 Victor R. Fuchs is the Henry J. Kaiser Jr Professor Emeritus at Stanford University, in the Departments of Economics and Health Research and Policy.  He is also a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, a Senior Fellow at SIEPR, and a FSI Fellow.  He applies economic analysis to social problems of national concern, with special emphasis on health and medical care.  He is author of nine books, the editor of six others, and has published over two hundred papers and shorter pieces.  His current research focuses on inequality in the age of death in the U.S., the transformation of U.S. physicians, and the cost of medical care.

Professor Fuchs was elected president of the American Economic Association in 1995.  He has also been elected to the American Philosophical Society, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the National Academy of Medicine, and has received many honors and awards. ASHE (American Society of Health Economists) Career Award for Lifetime Contributions to the Field of Health Economics is named and awarded in honor of Professor Fuchs

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