Darius Lakdawalla is a widely published, award-winning researcher and a leading authority in both health economics and health policy. He also holds the Quintiles Chair in Pharmaceutical Development and Regulatory Innovation at USC, where he sits on the faculties of the School of Pharmacy and the Price School of Public Policy. He is a senior fellow at the USC Leonard D. Schaeffer Center for Health Policy & Economics, one of the nation’s premier health policy research centers.
His research has focused primarily on the economics of risks to health, the value and determinants of medical innovation, the economics of health insurance markets and the industrial organization of healthcare markets.
Lakdawalla received his PhD in economics from the University of Chicago and his bachelor’s degree in mathematics and philosophy from Amherst College. His work has been published in leading journals of economics, medicine and health policy.
He is currently a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and associate editor for the Review of Economics and Statistics, The American Journal of Health Economics and The Journal of Health Economics. He is also an editorial board member at the American Journal of Managed Care: Evidence-Based Diabetes and the American Journal of Managed Care: Evidence-Based Oncology.