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Victor R. Fuchs

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Victor R. Fuchs

Professor, Economics and Health Research and Policy
Stanford University
Expertise: 
universal health care coverage and cost containment
health care costs and medical expenditures
determinants of health, especially medical innovations, socioeconomic status and individual behaviors

Biography

Victor R. Fuchs is the Henry J. Kaiser Jr. professor of economics and of health research and policy, emeritus, at Stanford University. He is also a Stanford Institute for International Studies (SIIS) senior fellow and a core faculty member with the Center for Health Policy (CHP) and the Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research (PCOR). He has written extensively on the cost of medical care and on determinants of health, with an emphasis on the role of socioeconomic factors and physician behavior. His current research examines the decline in mortality in the United States from 1950 to 2000, individual and social responsibility for health, and the economics of aging. He is also developing a proposal for a \"universal healthcare voucher\" system in which all families or individuals would be given a voucher -- financed by an earmarked value-added tax -- that would guarantee them coverage in a private health insurance plan with a standardized package of benefits, including basic health services and catastrophic coverage. He received a B.S. in business administration from New York University, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in economics from Columbia University.

National Bureau of Economic Research
Stanford  California  94305
United States
Office Phone: 
(650) 326-7639
Office Fax: 
(650) 328-4163

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