William White

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Current Activities

Current Research Activities
Research interests include the growth and impact of managed care in hospital and physician markets, the design of healthcare reimbursement systems, healthcare antitrust, and health insurance reform.


Biographical Statement
William D. White has been a member of the department since 2003.  He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University.  Prior to coming to Cornell, he taught at the University of Illinois in Chicago and Yale University. His primary research interest is health economics and his professional career has focused on the organization and operation of healthcare markets.

Administrative Responsibilities
Director, Sloan Program in Health Administration.

Courses, Websites, Pubs

Courses Taught
PAM 547
PAM 760

Related Websites

"Is the Impact of Managed Care on Hospital Prices Decreasing?" (with David Dranove, Richard Lindrooth and Jack Zwanziger), 2007 Forthcoming, Journal of Health Economics.

“Consumers, Information, and the Evolving Healthcare Market: Introduction to Special Section” Journal of Consumer Policy (2006) 29: 237-246

The Impact of Managed Care on Substance Abuse Treatment Services. (with T. Olmstead and J. Sindelar). Health Services Research (2004) 39:2 319-344.

“Reason, Rationalization, and Professionalism in the Era of Managed Care” Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law (2004) 29: 4-5 853-868

Is Managed Care Leading to Consolidation in Healthcare Markets?" (with Dranove, D. and Simon, C.) Health Services Research (2002) 27:3 573-94.