Robert Kaestner, PhD

Quintiles Senior Fellow, USC Schaeffer Center
Professor, School of Public Policy/Department of Economics, University of California, Riverside

Robert Kaestner, PhD's Bio

Robert Kaestner, PhD, is a professor in the School of Public Policy and the Department of Economics at the University of California, Riverside. He is also a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, a consultant to the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and an affiliated scholar of the Urban Institute in Washington, D.C.

Kaestner’s research focuses on the economic and social determinants of health, health demography, and health, labor and social policy evaluation. He has published more than 100 articles in academic journals. He was awarded Article of the Year by Academy Health in 2011, and in 2012 received the Frank R. Breul Memorial Prize for best publication in Social Services Review.

He is co-editor/managing editor of the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, associate editor of the Journal of Health Economics, associate editor of the American Journal of Health Economics and associate editor of the Review of Economics of the Household, and serves on the editorial board of Demography.

Kaestner received a BA and MA from Binghamton University and a PhD in economics from the City University of New York.

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