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  • Careers in Health Economics: The Army By Steve Schwab Many job market candidates struggle with the “type” of employment that they want. Should I take the traditional path and go into academia? Perhaps I’d be happier in government? Industry might be an option. Fortunately, I didn’t have to make that choice. As a military health economist, I have a job that melds ...
  • Careers in Health Economics: Economic Consulting By Yao Lu I started my career in economic consulting at Analysis Group in 2015, after completing my PhD from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Prior to choosing Analysis Group, I had mainly contemplated working in academia. Over time, this career has proven to be an excellent fit for my skills; interests; and ...
  • Medical Scribes as a Health Care Input By Andrew Friedson Physician extenders such as nurse practitioners and physician assistants have long been studied as a potential source of efficiency gains in health care production. These efficiency gains come from allowing the health care workforce to specialize tasks based on differing levels of human capital, enabling practice “at the top of one’s license.” More ...
  • An interview with the new editorial board of the American Journal of Health Economics By David Slusky Why did you want to / agree to be an AJHE editor? Tom Buchmueller : I have been a big fan of the journal since it was established. Given how rapidly the field has grown in size and prominence, there was definitely room in the market for another high quality health economics journal. ...