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Martin S. Gaynor

Martin S. Gaynor


E. J. Barone University Professor of Economics and Health Policy

Martin Gaynor is the E.J. Barone University Professor of Economics and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University and former Director of the Bureau of Economics at the U.S. Federal Trade Commission. Professor Gaynor's research focuses on competition and incentives in health care, and on antitrust policy.

He is one of the founders of the Health Care Cost Institute, an independent non-partisan nonprofit dedicated to advancing knowledge about U.S. health care spending, and served as the first Chair of its governing board. He is also an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine and of the National Academy of Social Insurance, a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, and an International Research Fellow at the University of Bristol. Prior to coming to Carnegie Mellon Dr. Gaynor held faculty appointments at Johns Hopkins and a number of other universities. He has been an invited visitor at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in Budapest, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Northwestern University, and the Toulouse School of Economics.

His research focuses on competition and antitrust policy, particularly in health care markets. He has written extensively on this topic, testified before Congress, and advised the governments of the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and South Africa on competition issues in health care. Gaynor is on the Pennsylvania Governor’s Health Advisory Board and co-chaired the state’s workgroup on shoppable care. He has won a number of awards for his research, including the American Economic Journal: Economic Policy Best Paper Award, the Victor R. Fuchs Research Award, the National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation Health Care Research Award, the Kenneth J. Arrow Award, the Jerry S. Cohen Award for Antitrust Scholarship (finalist), and a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Investigator Award in Health Policy Research. Dr. Gaynor received his B.A. from the University of California, San Diego in 1977 and his Ph.D. from Northwestern University in 1983.

HONORS AND AWARDS
  • Kenneth J. Arrow Award for Best Published Paper in Health Economics, 2017.
  • Member (elected), National Academy of Medicine, 2016.
  • Best Paper Award, American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, 2016.
  • Member (elected), National Academy of Social Insurance, 2015.
  • Finalist, Jerry S. Cohen Award for Antitrust Scholarship, 2014.
  • Victor R. Fuchs Research Award, 2007.
  • National Institute for Health Care Management Research Award, 2005.
  • Top 1000 Economists in the World, 1990-2000. https://ideas.repec.org/coupe.html
  • Top 5% of Authors, Research Papers in Economics (RePEc). https://ideas.repec.org/top/top.person.all.html
  • Top 100 Health Economics Authors, 1969-2010. (Wagstaff, A. and A.J. Culyer, Journal of Health Economics, 2012, 31, 2, 406–439.)
  • Top 50 Health Economics Authors, 1991-2000. (Chang, C. and R. Rubin, Health Economics, 2003, 12:5 403–414.)
  • Kenneth J. Arrow Award for Best Published Paper in Health Economics, 1996.
  • Investigator Award in Health Policy Research, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 1995-1997.
  • First Independent Research Support and Transition (FIRST) Award, National Institute of Mental Health, 1990-1993.
  • Dissertation Grant, National Center for Health Services Research, 1981.

Courses Taught


  • 94-705 - Health Economics
  • 90-709 - Intermediate Economic Analysis

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