Bio

Eran Politzer is a health economist working as a postdoctoral research fellow at the Department of Health Care Policy in Harvard Medical School. He recently completed a Ph.D. in Health Policy (Economics Track) at Harvard University. His research focuses on health insurance markets with regulated competition. He studied the fiscal effects of providing publicly-financed insurance through private managed care plans in Medicaid, examined the impacts of switching between plans in regulated markets, and demonstrated how utilization thresholds may improve risk adjustment schemes in such markets, using the ACA Marketplaces as a case study. Before attending the Ph.D. program, Eran was an economist at the Bank of Israel's Research Department, where he conducted research and delivered policy advice to the government on health economics and public finance. He researched in particular the financing of Israel's health care system, as well as Israel's health inequities. Eran has a BSc in Computer Sciences with sections in Mathematics and Economics, and an MA in Economics, both from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.