Joshua Gottlieb



Joshua Gottlieb is an economist and Professor at the University of Chicago, in the Harris School of Public Policy. He is Co-Director of the Becker-Friedman Institute's Health Economics Initiative and a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. Gottlieb is an expert on the economics of the healthcare system, including administrative costs, the geography of healthcare, healthcare labor markets, the organization of insurance markets, and physician behavior. His research spans health, labor, urban, and public economics. 

Gottlieb completed his Ph.D. in economics at Harvard University in 2012. He has published in leading academic journals such as the Quarterly Journal of EconomicsJournal of Political Economy, and American Economic Review. His research has been recognized by the International Health Economics Association with the Kenneth J. Arrow Award for best paper in health economics and the National Tax Association with its Outstanding Dissertation Award.

Gottlieb's research focuses on questions directly relevant to public policy. He is a member of the Medicaid Managed Care Oversight Commission for the State of Illinois. He has written policy proposals and opinion columns that have influenced economic policy in the United States and Canada, and his research is regularly cited by leading policymakers.

Gottlieb is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Health Economics and a member of the Journal of Economic Literature's Board of Editors. He was previously an Assistant and Associate Professor at the University of British Columbia, a Visiting Assistant Professor at Stanford University, a Visiting Scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, and a Co-Editor of the Journal of Public Economics.