American Journal of Health Economics

The American Journal of Health Economics (AJHE) was launched in 2015 to provide a forum for in-depth analysis of institutional health care systems and individual health behaviors. The journal welcomes high quality review of topics, both theoretical and applied, which cannot be examined as fully by general economics publications.

The articles appearing in AJHE are authored by scholars from universities, private research organizations, government, and industry. Subjects of interest include competition between private health insurance providers, the impact of the Affordable Care Act, pharmaceutical regulation, medical device supply, the rise of obesity, the influence and growth of aging populations, and much more.

All ASHEcon members receive the journal as part of their membership. There are no fees for submission to the journal.

Thomas Buchmueller, the Waldo O. Hildebrand Professor of Risk Management and Insurance and professor of Business Economics and Public Policy, is the current editor-in-chief. He is joined by co-editors Marianne Bitler, Professor of Economics at the University of California, Davis, Keith M. Marzilli Ericson, Associate Professor of Markets, Public Policy and Law, Boston University Questrom School of Business, and Mireille Jacobson, Associate Professor of Economics and Public Policy at the Paul Merage School of Business, University of California, Irvine. The journal’s founding editor, Frank Sloan, is a past President of ASHEcon and Professor Emeritus at Duke University. The managing editor is Leslie Ofori, Program and Conference Manager, ASHEcon.

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Editorial Board

Thomas Buchmueller, Editor-in-Chief
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Mireille Jacobson, Co-Editor
University of Southern California

Daniel Rees, Co-Editor
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

Colleen Carey, Co-Editor
Cornell University

Frank Sloan, Editor Emeritus
Duke University, Durham, NC

Becky Byron, Managing Editor
University of Chicago Press

Monica Garcia-Perez
St. Cloud State University, MN

Marcella Alsan
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Kate Bundorf
Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA

Christopher (Kitt) Carpenter
Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

John Cawley
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Guy David
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Randall Ellis
Boston University, Boston, MA

Martin Gaynor
Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA

Donna Gilleskie
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC

David Grabowski
Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Jonathan Gruber
MIT, Cambridge, MA

Deborah Haas-Wilson
Smith College, Northampton, MA

Vivian Ho
Rice University, Houston, TX

Robert Kaestner
University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Richard van Kleef
Erasmus University Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Netherlands

Darius Lakdawalla
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

Haizhen Lin
Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

Albert Ma
Boston University, Boston, MA

Tom McGuire
Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, MA

Joseph Newhouse
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Christopher Ruhm
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

Lara Shore-Shepard
Williams College, Williamstown, MA

Kosali Simon
Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

Amanda Starc
Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

W. Kip Viscusi
Vanderbilt University Law School, Nashville, TN