Eran Politzer is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Department of Health Care Policy in Harvard Medical School. In 2023, he will begin working as an Assistant Professor of Health Economics in the School of Public Policy and Governance at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Eran's research focuses on health insurance markets with regulated competition. He studies how insurers form their provider networks in such markets, examines switching costs and insurers' turnover, estimates whether such markets reduce the government's spending, and suggests ways to improve risk adjustment systems that are used to pay insurers in these markets. His research used data from Medicare Advantage, Medicaid Managed Care, and the ACA Marketplaces.
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 Ph.D. in Health Policy (Economics Track) from Harvard University and MA in Economics and BSc in Computer Sciences from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.