Seth Seabury, PhD, is an associate professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical and Health Economics at the USC School of Pharmacy and a senior fellow at the USC Leonard D. Schaeffer Center for Health Policy & Economics.
His work examines the impact of health on productivity and how healthcare policy and law impact delivery of care and patient outcomes. His research has been published in leading journals in economics, medicine and health policy, including the American Economic Review, the New England Journal of Medicine and the Journal of the American Medical Association. It has also has been featured in major media outlets, including The New York Times, the Washington Post and the Wall Street Journal. Seabury’s work on the impact of medical malpractice on physician behavior was used by the Congressional Budget Office to estimate the impact of tort reform on healthcare costs. He has testified to the U.S. Congress about earnings losses experienced by permanently disabled workers, and he helped the state of California design and implement a new $150 million per-year benefit program for injured workers. His research has been funded by the National Institutes for Health, the Institute of Medicine, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, the California Department of Industrial Relations and the U.S. Department of Labor.
Additionally, Seabury is a faculty research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research. He has been a member of the National Academy of Social Insurance Workers’ Compensation Data panel, served on the National Occupational Research Agenda Public Safety Council and co-authored reports for the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. He is an associate editor of the International Review of Law and Economics. Prior to joining USC, he was a senior economist at the RAND Corporation, where he was also the associate director of the Center for Health and Safety in the Workplace and a professor of economics at the Pardee RAND Graduate School.
Seabury received his PhD in economics from Columbia University and received his BA in economics with highest honors from Kenyon College.