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Maria Polyakova, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Center for Health Policy at Stanford University School of Medicine, a Faculty Fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR), a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), and a Research Network Affiliate at CESifo in Germany. Her research interests include health economics, public economics, and industrial organization. Her current research examines public and private insurance systems in health-related domains. She is especially interested in how the government finances public and private health insurance systems; how consumers navigate insurance choices; how insurance design affects utilization of healthcare and labor markets for care providers; as well as in the ability of public and private insurance systems across the OECD countries to provide protection from transient and persistent health-related financial shocks at different points along the socio-economic gradient. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Economics and Mathematics from Yale University, and a PhD in Economics from MIT.


Academic Degrees

PhD, Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), 2014
BA, Economics & Mathematics, Yale University, 2008

Affiliations

National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR)
Center for Economic Studies (CESifo)

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