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Amy Finkelstein is the John & Jennie S. MacDonald Professor of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She is the co-founder and co-Scientific Director of J-PAL North America, a research center at MIT that encourages and facilitates randomized evaluations of important domestic policy issues. She is also the founding Editor of American Economic Review: Insights and the co-Director of the Health Care Program at the National Bureau of Economic Research. Finkelstein’s areas of specialization are public finance and health economics. Her research focuses on market failures and government intervention in insurance markets, and on the economics of healthcare delivery. From 2008-2020 she served as co-Director of the Public Economics Program at the National Bureau of Economic Research. She received her PhD in economics from MIT, an MPhil in economics from Oxford where she studied as a Marshall Scholar, and an AB in Government from Harvard University.


Co-sponsored by The Griswold Center for Economic Policy Studies (GCEPS), Center for Health and Wellbeing (CHW), and Industrial Relations Section (IRS)