Dr. Martin Andersen
Department of Economics
Research Areas: Health Economics, Health Policy
Martin Andersen’s research focuses on health economics with an application to health policy. Recent and ongoing projects include studying insurance plan choice in the Swiss health insurance market, the design of prescription drug benefits in the Affordable Care Act Marketplaces, the effect of Medicare expansions in the 1970s on insurance coverage, health care, and health, and the role of utilization management in the Medicare Part D program. The theme underlying his research is the bidirectional relationship between health insurance and health—how does health affect behavior with respect to health insurance plans and how does health insurance affect health. To study these questions, Dr. Andersen used a variety of different types of data, including survey and administrative data, from the United States and Switzerland.
Dr. Andersen is a Fellow of the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research, which is based at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has served as a referee for a number of academic journals including the Journal of Health Economics, Health Economics, American Journal of Health Economics, Journal of Human Resources, Labour Economics, and Journal of Labor Research. Andersen also serves on the Adherence Advisory Board to the PhRMA Foundation.
Research and Awards
Associations between CVS Caremark’s announcement of stop selling tobacco products and its share price
Andersen, M.S., Bauhoff, S.
Forum for Health Economics and Policy
Comparing Employer-Sponsored and Federal Exchange Plans: Wide Variations in Cost Sharing for Prescription Drugs
Buttorff,C., Andersen, M.S., Riggs, K.R., and Alexander, G.C.
Effect of Prescription Drug Coupons on Statin Utilization and Expenditures: A Retrospective Cohort Study
Daubresse, M., Andersen, M.S., Alexander, G.C.
Physician preferences for aggressive treatment at the end of life and area-level health care spending: The John’s Hopkins Precursors Study.
Gallo, J.J., Hwang, S., Meoni L., Jayadevappa, R.
Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine
On the failure of scientific research: an analysis of SBIR projects funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health
Bray JW, Link AN
Impact of HIE Drug Formularies on Patients’ Out-of-Pocket Costs
Buttorff, C., Alexander, G.C.
American Journal of Pharmacy Benefits
Heterogeneity and the effect of mental health parity mandates on the labor market
Journal of Health Economics
Policy Options to Expand Medicare’s Low-Income Provisions to improve Access and Affordability
Schoen, C., Buttorff, C., Davis, K.
Modernizing Medicare’s Benefit Design and Low-Income Subsidies to Ensure Access and Affordability
Schoen, C., Davis, K., Buttorff, C.
Issue Brief (Commonwealth Fund)
Radcliffe Institute of Advanced Study Pre-Doctoral Fellowship
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellowship
National Institute of Mental Health Training Fellowship
Dean’s Prize for an Outstanding Thesis