Authors

Craig Garthwaite

Herman R. Smith Research Professor in Hospital and Health Service

Kellogg School of Management

Craig Garthwaite is the Herman R. Smith Research Professor in Hospital and Health Service, an Associate Professor of Strategy, and the Director of the Program on Healthcare at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. He is an applied microeconomist whose research examines the healthcare and biopharmaceutical sectors. His recent work focuses on questions related to social insurance programs and their effect on private firms and the provider market. Professor Garthwaite also studies questions of pricing and innovation in the biopharmaceutical sector. His research has appeared in journals such as the Quarterly Journal of Economics, the American Economic Review and the New England Journal of Medicine and has been profiled in media outlets such as the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post and Vox. He has also appeared as a guest on various television and radio shows such as Nightly Business Report and NPR Marketplace. Garthwaite received a B.A. and a Masters in Public Policy from the University of Michigan and his PhD in Economics from the University of Maryland. He has testified before the United States Senate and House of Representatives on matters related to competition in healthcare markets and pharmaceutical pricing.

Publications

The Economics of Medicare for All

Overview: Policymakers and political candidates are expressing renewed interest in expanding the role of government in increasing access to and affordability of health care for all Americans. The most prominent proposal, Medicare For All, is supported in some form and under varying definitions by the majority of 2020 Democratic presidential candidates, and would create a […]