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Biography of Dr. Katherine Baicker

Dr. Katherine Baicker Dr. Katherine Baicker was nominated by President Bush on September 22, 2005 and confirmed by the Senate on November 4, 2005 to serve as a Member of the Council of Economic Advisers.

Katherine Baicker received her BA in economics from Yale in 1993, and her PhD in economics from Harvard in 1998. She is an associate professor in the department of public policy at the School of Public Affairs at UCLA, and a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research in the public economics program. From 2001-2002 Dr. Baicker served as a senior economist at the Council of Economic Advisers. Her research areas include health economics, welfare, and public finance, with a particular focus on the financing of health insurance, spending on public programs, and fiscal federalism.

Dr. Baicker’s research has been published in the American Economic Review, the Journal of Public Economics, the Review of Economics and Statistics, and Health Affairs. She has served on the faculty of the Economics Department at Dartmouth College, the Center for the Evaluative Clinical Sciences and the Department of Community and Family Medicine at Dartmouth Medical School, and in the Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago. Dr. Baicker’s research has been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Business Week, and on National Public Radio, and has been funded in part by the National Institutes of Health.