Faculty and Staff

Dr. Martin Andersen

Assistant Professor

Department of Economics

Bryan 448 msander4@uncg.edu Download Curriculum Vitae

Background

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
Coauthor(s)

Andersen, M.S., Bauhoff, S.

Publication Date

2016

Journal/Publisher

Forum for Health Economics and Policy

Comparing Employer-Sponsored and Federal Exchange Plans: Wide Variations in Cost Sharing for Prescription Drugs
Coauthor(s)

Buttorff,C., Andersen, M.S., Riggs, K.R., and Alexander, G.C.

Publication Date

2015

Journal/Publisher

Health Affairs

Additional Information

34(3), 467-476

Effect of Prescription Drug Coupons on Statin Utilization and Expenditures: A Retrospective Cohort Study
Coauthor(s)

Daubresse, M., Andersen, M.S., Alexander, G.C.

Publication Date

2016

Journal/Publisher

Pharmacotherapy

Physician preferences for aggressive treatment at the end of life and area-level health care spending: The John’s Hopkins Precursors Study.
Coauthor(s)

Gallo, J.J., Hwang, S., Meoni L., Jayadevappa, R.

Publication Date

2017

Journal/Publisher

Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine

Impact of HIE Drug Formularies on Patients’ Out-of-Pocket Costs
Coauthor(s)

Buttorff, C., Alexander, G.C.

Publication Date

2017

Journal/Publisher

American Journal of Pharmacy Benefits

Policy Options to Expand Medicare’s Low-Income Provisions to improve Access and Affordability
Coauthor(s)

Schoen, C., Buttorff, C., Davis, K.

Publication Date

2015

Journal/Publisher

Health Affairs

Modernizing Medicare’s Benefit Design and Low-Income Subsidies to Ensure Access and Affordability
Coauthor(s)

Schoen, C., Davis, K., Buttorff, C.

Publication Date

2015

Journal/Publisher

Issue Brief (Commonwealth Fund)