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Paul Feldstein
  • Title: Professor Emeritus, Economics and Public Policy
  • Office Phone: 949.824.8157
  • Assistant: 949.824.8156 Fax: 949.725.2828
  • Office Location: SB 445
  • Email: pfeldste@merage.uci.edu
  • Key Research/Interest Areas:
    • Economics of healthcare
    • Reasons for employees switching healthcare plans
    • Measuring health plan performance by examining breast cancer outcomes by stage at detection, treatment and survival
  • Education:
    • PhD, University of Chicago
    • MBA, University of Chicago
    • BA, College of the City of New York
Brief Bio

Paul Feldstein, the Robert Gumbiner Chair in Health Care Management, is a nationally recognized authority on the economics of healthcare.

He has written six books and more than 60 articles on health care. His book, Health Care Economics, is in its sixth edition and is one of the most widely used texts on health economics. He is also the author of Health Policy Issues: An Economic Perspective on Health Reform, and The Politics of Health Legislation: An Economic
Perspective.

Before coming to The Merage School, Professor Feldstein was at the University of Michigan and previously was Director of the Division of Research at the American Hospital Association. During several leaves from the University, Professor Feldstein worked at the Office of Management and Budget, Social Security Administration and the World Health Organization. He has been a consultant to many government and private health agencies, and been an expert witness on health anti-trust issues.

Professor Feldstein has served on the board of Sutter Health, a large not-for-profit health care organization, and is on the board of directors for Odyssey Healthcare and Province Healthcare.

Publications

Definitive Books

  • Health Care Economics, 7th edition, Delmar Publishers Inc., Albany, New York, 541 pp., 2011.
  • The Politics of Health Legislation: An Economic Perspective, 3rd edition, Health Administration Press, Chicago, Illinois, 2006.
  • Health Policy Issues: An Economic Perspective on Health Reform, 5th edition, Health Administration Press, Chicago, Illinois, 2011.