Health Care Economist with Unconvential Views and Insights
Tomas Philipson Bio
Tomas J. Philipson is a health care economist who holds the Daniel Levin Chair of Public Policy at The University of Chicago. He is also founding partner of Precision Health Economics LLC, a health care consultancy with headquarters in Los Angeles and offices in 5 other cities.
Philipson has served in several public sector positions. He served in the second Bush Administration as the senior economic advisor to the head of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) during 2003-04 and subsequently as the senior economic advisor to the head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in 2004-05. He served as a senior health care advisor to Senator John McCain during his 2008 campaign for President of the United States. In December of 2010, he was appointed by the Speaker of the US House of Representatives to the Key Indicator Commission. Philipson is the recipient of numerous international and national research awards. He has twice (in 2000 and 2006) been the recipient of the highest honor of his field: the Kenneth Arrow Award of the International Health Economics Association.
Philipson is a monthly op-ed contributor for Forbes magazine and frequently appears in numerous popular media outlets such as CNN, CBS, FOX News, Bloomberg TV, National Public Radio, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Business Week, The Economist, Washington Post, Investor's Business Daily, and USA Today. He is a frequent keynote speaker at many domestic-and international health care events and conferences
Philipson obtained his MA and PhD in economics from the Wharton School and the University of Pennsylvania. Philipson is a dual citizen of the United States and Sweden and before leaving Sweden served in its army and played volleyball at the national team level.