James Robinson

James Robinson

Title
Leonard D. Schaeffer Professor of Health Economics
Department
School of Public Health
Phone
(510) 642-0564
Fax
(510) 643-6981
Research Expertise and Interest
health policy and management, health services and policy analysis
Research Description

Professor Robinson’s research focuses economic incentives and market performance for the biopharmaceutical, medical device, insurance, and health care delivery sectors. His most recent book, “Purchasing Medical Innovation: The Right Technology for the Right Patient at the Right Price” analyzes the roles of the FDA, health insurers, hospitals, and consumers in the assessment, purchasing, and use of high-cost implantable devices. Professor Robinson’s econometric research currently centers on the impact of reference pricing on consumer choices and employer spending for surgical procedures, laboratory tests, diagnostic imaging, and pharmaceuticals.

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