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Assistant Professor of Economics
Zach Brown is an economist interested in empirical industrial organization and applied microeconomics. His current research focuses on how health care markets are affected by access to information, especially markets that are not perfectly competitive. His work seeks to develop empirical frameworks motivated by economic theory that provide general insight into policy-relevant questions, including how information can be used to improve markets. More specifically, the complexity of the health care system makes access to information particularly important, and his research examines the implications for health care costs.
Zach completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the National Bureau of Economic Research in 2017-18. The fellowship in aging and health research was funded by the National Institute of Aging. Previous research at Columbia University was funded by the National Science Foundation. Additionally, he served as a Staff Economist for the White House Council of Economic Advisers.
Zach is thrilled to be an assistant professor of economics, working for the university from which his mother graduated. Further, he is pleased to support the university’s mission of serving the public. In the winter semester, he will be teaching two course related to industrial organization, specifically an undergraduate course in Antitrust and Regulation and a graduate Ph.D. course in Empirical Industrial Organization.