Seminar Series: Thomas Buchmueller, PhD

Presentation Title: How Well Do Doctors Know Their Patients? Evidence From a Mandatory Access Prescription Drug Monitoring Program

Thomas Buchmueller, PhD, will present at the Schaeffer Center as part of the Spring 2020 Seminar Series.

Event Date
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Pacific
University of Southern California
Verna and Peter Dauterive Hall (VPD) 116
Los Angeles, CA

Thomas BuchmuellerThomas Buchmueller, PhD, is the Waldo O. Hildebrand Professor of Risk Management and Insurance and professor of business economics and public policy at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. He is a research associate in the NBER’s Health Economics and Health Care programs and a visiting scholar at the USC Schaeffer Center

He has published widely on the economics of health insurance markets and on health insurance reform. In recent years, much of his work has focused on the impact of the Affordable Care Act, especially of Medicaid insurance coverage expansions, on outcomes such as uncompensated care, household consumption, and hospital finances. His recent work also examines the effect of prescription drug monitoring programs on patterns of opioid use and misuse.

Buchmueller is currently editor-in-chief of the American Journal of Health Economics. For the past five years, he has served on the Board of Directors of the American Society of Health Economists. From 2011 to 2012, he was Senior Health Economist on the White House’s Council of Economic Advisers.

Buchmueller earned a BA in economics from Carleton College and a PhD in economics from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. Prior to joining the faculty at the University of Michigan, he was on the faculty at the Paul Merage School of Business at the University of California at Irvine.