Tom Buchmueller is a health economist whose research focuses on the economics of health insurance and related public policy issues. His recent work has examined the relationship between employer-sponsored insurance and labor market outcomes, interactions between the public sector and private insurance markets and consumer demand for health insurance.
Professor Buchmueller also holds an appointment in the Department of Health Management and Policy in the School of Public Health and is a core faculty member in the Child Health Evaluation and Research Unit. He is a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. He is a former editor of the Medical Care, Journal of Economics and Management Strategy and the Berkeley Electronic Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy. He is on the editorial board of Inquiry and the Geneva Papers on Risk and Insurance-Issues and Practice.
In 2011-2012, Professor Buchmueller was the Senior Health Economist at the Council of Economic Advisers in the Executive Office of the President. Before joining the Ross School faculty, Buchmueller was Professor of Economics and Public Policy at the Paul Merage School of Business at the University of California, Irvine. He was a Packer Policy Fellow at the University of Technology, Sydney (2006-2007) and was a visiting researcher at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco (2005-06), INSEAD (2001-2002), the Centre de Recherche d'Edtude et de Documentation en Economie de la Sante' (2001-2002) and the University of York (1997).