Amanda Kowalski

Amanda Kowalski

Faculty Associate, Population Studies Center.
Professor, Department of Economics.
Ph.D., Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Amanda Kowalski, the Gail Wilensky Professor of Applied Economics and Public Policy at the University of Michigan Department of Economics, is a health economist who specializes in bringing together theoretical models and econometric techniques to answer questions that inform current debates in health policy. Professor Kowalski's recent research examines data from large clinical trials to inform treatment guidelines for aging women. Her previous research has explored the impact of Medicaid expansions, the Affordable Care Act, the Massachusetts health reform of 2006, and employer-sponsored health insurance plans. She has been honored with an NSF CAREER Award and the Yale Arthur Greer Memorial Prize. Her research has received the HCUP Outstanding Article of the Year Award, the Garfield Economic Impact Award, the NIHCM Research Award, and the Zellner Thesis Award. Formerly an Associate Professor at the Yale Department of Economics, she has held yearlong positions at the White House, the NBER, Brookings, Stanford, and Princeton. She holds a PhD from MIT and an AB from Harvard.