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 Lindsey Eldred, JD, a research associate at the Department of Economics at Duke University.

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Editorial Board

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

Marianne P. Bitler, Co-Editor
University of California, Davis

Keith M. Marzilli Ericson, Co-Editor
Boston University, Boston, MA

Mireille Jacobson, Co-Editor
University of California, Irvine

Frank Sloan, Editor Emeritus
Duke University, Durham, NC

Lindsey Eldred (Kozecke), Managing Editor
Duke University, Durham, NC

Katherine Baicker
University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Jay Bhattacharya
Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA

Kate Bundorf
Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA

Christopher (Kitt) Carpenter
Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

John Cawley
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Amitabh Chandra
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Leemore Dafny
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

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

Michael Grossman
City University of New York Graduate Center, New York, NY

Jonathan Gruber
MIT, Cambridge, MA

Deborah Haas-Wilson
Smith College, Northampton, MA

Vivian Ho
Rice University, Houston, TX

Robert Kaestner
University of Illinois, Chicago, IL

Darius Lakdawalla
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

Albert Ma
Boston University, Boston, MA

Kathleen McGarry
University of California, Los Angeles, CA

Tom McGuire
Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, MA

Joseph Newhouse
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Christopher Ruhm
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

Kosali Simon
Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

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