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Nathaniel Breg


Ph.D. Student

Nate Breg is a Ph.D. student of public policy and management at Carnegie Mellon University’s Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy.

Nate is interested in answering questions from industrial organization, contract theory, and behavioral economics using econometrics and quasi-experimental approaches for establishing causality. His advisers are Marty Gaynor and Amelia Haviland.

He previously worked at RTI International on evaluations of government health care initiatives, prospective payment systems, and health care delivery quality measures, employing econometrics and other quantitative methods. His clients included the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the U.S. Health and Human Services Department’s Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE).

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