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Alain C. Enthoven

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Alain C. Enthoven

Professor, Public and Private Management
Graduate School of Business, Stanford University
financing and delivery of health care in the United States and other industrialized nations
cost-benefit decisions in health care


Alain Enthoven is the Marriner S. Eccles professor of public and private management, emeritus, at Stanford University, and a core faculty member with the Center for Health Policy (CHP) and the Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research (PCOR) at Stanford University. Known as the "father of managed competition," he was one of the founders of the Jackson Hole Group, a national think-tank on healthcare policy. His research focuses on the financing and delivery of health care in the United States and other industrialized nations, and cost-benefit analysis in medical care. In his numerous publications he has advocated a financially integrated healthcare delivery system that relies on market-based incentives to reduce medical costs and increase economic accountability and quality of care. He is a consultant to Kaiser Permanente, chairman of the health benefits advisory council for the California Public Employees' Retirement System (CALPERS), and a former chairman of Stanford University's committee on faculty/staff human resources. He previously served as an economist with the RAND Corporation and as president of Litton Medical Products. He received a B.A. from Stanford, a master's degree from Oxford and a Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology -- all in economics.

Graduate School of Business 222
Stanford  California  94305
United States
Office Phone: 
(650) 723-0641
Office Fax: 
(650) 723-1919


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