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2012 ASHEcon Medal

Amitabh Chandra, Ph.D.

Amitabh Chandra is a Professor at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, and a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER). In 2011 he served as Massachusetts' Special Commissioner on Provider Price Reform. He is an editor of the Review of Economics and Statistics, Economics Letters, and the American Economic Journal, and was previously an editor at the Journal of Human Resources. His research has been supported by the National Institute of Aging, the National Institute of Child Health and Development, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and has been published in the American Economic Review, the Journal of Political Economy, and the New England Journal of Medicine. He is the first-prize recipient of the Upjohn Institute's Dissertation Research Award, the Kenneth Arrow Award for best paper in health economics, and the Eugene Garfield Award for the impact of medical research.

2012 Victor R. Fuchs Award for Lifetime Contributions to the Field of Health Economics

Mark V. Pauly, Ph.D

Mark V. Pauly is Bendheim Professor in the Department of Health Care Management, Professor of Health Care Management, and Business and Public Policy at The Wharton School. He is Co-Director of the Roy and Diana Vagelos Life Sciences and Management Program and Professor of Economics in the School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Pauly received the Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Virginia. One of the nation’s leading health economists, he has made significant contributions to the fields of medical economics and health insurance. His classic study on the economics of moral hazard was the first to point out how health insurance coverage may affect patients’ use of medical services. A former commissioner on the Physician Payment Review Commission, Dr. Pauly has served on the advisory committee to the Agency for Health Care Research and Quality and the Medicare Technical Advisory Panel. He recently served on the National Advisory Council for the National Institutes of Health National Center for Research Resources. He is Co-Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Health Care Finance and Economics, an associate editor of the Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, and Co-Editor of the Handbook of Health Economics, Volume 2.


2012 Student Paper Award

Michael Darden

Smoking, Expectations, and Health: A Dynamic Stochastic Model of Lifetime Smoking
Michael Darden, Tulane University