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 received his B.A. from Haverford College and 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.

Haverford College BA 1967
Harvard University MA 1973
Harvard University PhD 1975

Administrative Responsibilities
Director, Sloan Program in Health Administration.

Courses, Websites, Pubs

Courses Taught
PAM 5470 - Microeconomics for Management and Policy
PAM 5990 - Challenges and Trends in the Health Services Industry

Related Websites

Selected Publications
David Dranove, Richard Lindrooth, William D. White and Jack Zwanziger “Is the Impact of Managed Care on Hospital Prices Decreasing?” Journal of Health Economics. (2008) 27:2 362-376. [abstract]

Levine JM, Brown KE, Chawarski M, Fiellin DA, White WD, Sledge WH. “Major depression and recent physical or sexual abuse increase readmissions among high-utilizing primary care patients.” Mental Health in Family Medicine (2008) 5:1, 23-28.

Bradley EH, Cherlin E, Busch SH, Epstein A, Helfand B, White WD, “Adopting a Competency-Based Model: Mapping Curricula and Assessing Student Progress” Journal of Health Administration Education (2008) 25:1 37-51.

William D. White "Consumer-Directed Health Plans (CDHP)" in Encyclopedia of Health Services Research, Ross Mullner (ed.), Sage Publications (2009) Vol. 1, pp. 230-235.