Zarek Brot-Goldberg
Zarek Brot-Goldberg

Assistant Professor

University of Chicago

Zarek Brot-Goldberg is an assistant professor at the Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago, as well as a faculty research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research and an affiliate of the HMR Lab at Harvard University and Gilbert Center at the University of California, Berkeley. He studies antitrust and regulatory policy in U.S. healthcare. Some of his current research examines the anticompetitive effects of hospital mergers, the ramifications of prior authorization rules in Medicare Part D, and the differences in beneficiary composition and utilization between Medicare Advantage and Traditional Medicare. He received his Ph.D. from UC Berkeley in 2019 and spent the 2019–2020 academic year as a postdoctoral researcher at the Tobin Center for Economic Policy at Yale University. His research has been published in top economics journals, including the Quarterly Journal of Economics and the American Economic Review. He won the 2018 National Institute for Health Care Management Research Award for his study on the inefficiency of high-deductible health insurance plans.

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